Tafl, or Hnefatafl, was a popular game across early medieval scandinavian and AngloSaxon england.
While the rules are somewhat open to debate, and there are numerous extant historic boards, the two most common modern interpretations are played with 25 and 37 pieces.
The attackers and defenders are copies of historic finds from Lincolnshire recorded in the portable antiquities scheme database, (their unique ID's are below) and the King is a grander version of the defender, with a nod to another historic piece.
Attackers, SWYOR-45BD61 9.5mm tall, 12.5mm dia. at base Defenders, NLM-7ABE36 12mm tall, 16mm dia. at base King. (Loosely speaking) LEIC-62CA37 This one is 25mm tall and 20mm in dia. at base.
25 pcs Set contains 1 King, 8 Defenders and 16 attackers 37 pcs Set contains 1 King, 12 Defenders and 24 attackers
Default option is the 25pcs set.
NB Pieces only, No Board. If you want a different mix /number of pieces for any reason, contact us for a price.