The 9 x 9 version of tafl, common in Viking contexts; with C18th rules recorded by Carl Linneaus
4 in stock.
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Together with the 13 x 13 variant, boards of 9 x 9 squares are probably the most well known of the tafl family, and are thought to be the games played by the Vikings. Archaeological finds of men and parts of boards certainly link this game with Viking settlements across Europe. The 9 x 9 game was still being played in northern Scandinavia in the eighteenth century when it was recorded by Carl Linnè.
Leather board, with wooden pieces, which are supplied in a leather pouch. Comes with rules and historical notes to the full range of tafl games.
Leather board 10" x 10"; squares 1" diameter
Playing pieces of beech wood
One king; 8 white pieces; 16 black pieces
White pieces are the natural wood colour; coloured pieces stained