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About this game

Hnefatafl is an ancient Scandinavian board game whose variants were played all over medieval Europe before chess was even invented. In those so called Tafl games two different sized armies fight each other. The invading black army tries to capture the white king, while the defending white army tries to protect their king and help him escape.

Often also called the Game of the Vikings Hnefatafl tells many stories, like the Moskowites invasion of Sweden or the Viking hordes pillaging Britain. But no matter what the story is one thing always stays the same: The hunt for the king.

Even though the rules aren't complicated the game offers fascinating strategies and rewards tactical play. Try to surround the enemy pieces, plan ahead, lay traps and force your opponent into surrender. Will you capture the king for gold and glory? Can the loyal guards hold back the invading forces and secure the flight of their king?

For offline and online play you can create your own custom variants -- with over 200,000 different variants possible!

The game features cross platform play with iOS, Windows and Linux and you can use a single account to access all your matches from any of your devices. The multiplayer is asynchronous so you can continue your matches whenever you want.

Valhalla awaits!

This game features the following variants:
- Hnefatafl
- Hnefatafl - Copenhagen
- Hnefatafl - Historical
- Hnefatafl - Berserk
- Hnefatafl - Fetlar
- Sea Battle 11x11
- Sea Battle 13x13
- Tablut
- Tablut - Historical ("Saami")
- Linnaeus' Tablut
- Foteviken Tablut
- Ard Ri
- Brandubh
- Magpie
- Tawlbwrdd
- Tyr 13x13
- Tyr 15x15
- Tyr 19x19
- Coppergate 15x15
- Alea Evengelii
- Custom variants for offline and online play

Feature Overview:
- Offline play for two humans on one device
- Offline play against various computer opponents
- Offline play with computer against computer
- Online play via Fellhuhn Gaming Service for two humans
- Ingame Chat for Online play
- Achievements via Fellhuhn Gaming Service
- Tutorial/Rules included
- Share matches with other players
- Annotate and review online matches
- Export matches to OpenTafl
- Match Browser to find the fitting match
- Match History to review your strategies
- Link your account with the Steam version to continue your matches anytime
- ELO rankings for rated matches

This app is supported by advertisement which can be disabled through a one-time purchase of IAP.

- Internet Access is required for the advertisements and online play
- In-App-Billing/Purchase is required for the optional removal of advertisements

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Includes artwork created by Thomas Jacquin ( which are part of the Tafl-Sets of Legend Board Games.
Updated on
Nov 23, 2022

Data safety

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This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, Financial info, and Messages
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, App info and performance, and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

1.4K reviews
shaie humphries
February 8, 2024
Update: developer was right, after making sure a confirm email went to my inbox and not spam I then got the link with instructions. I'm glad this worked because I do like this app and like how customizable this game is with everything including the rule variants. Wanted to create an account but the email it sent me to confirm my email only contained an attachment file. No instructions or anything else, just an attachment. Yeah, that's a hard no. Not going to download some bug onto my phone.
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Philippe Schober
February 6, 2024
The email is digitally signed to pass spam filters which might have been somehow garbled on the way to you. If you send an email to I can manually unlock your account.
Grayson Rushton
September 9, 2023
A bug I've found is that if you set the AI time limit to unlimited and then during a match you change the time limit to anything other than unlimited, the AI makes moves super quickly, there is like less than 2 seconds between each move. This leads to a bunch of random moves that don't make sense and sometimes they repeat moves and draw the game. I avoid this by just not using the unlimited setting. Other than that this game is perfect to me.
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A Google user
April 24, 2020
I'm not a fan of the redesign. I liked the simplicity of the old one. However, the AI is slowly improving. With that said, Ansgar is a little freaking cheater!! I took screenshots of him putting captured pieces back on the board, capturing my pieces by jumping on them (like chess), and even moving my King!! Still, it's fun. The varieties of the game really make it so you won't get bored.
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Philippe Schober
April 24, 2020
Due to some performance improvements the AI accessed memory which it shouldn't have access to. That should be fixed with version 3.18. If there is anything particular that you preferred in the old version send me a note and I will see if we can find a compromise. Keep on tafling.

What's new

Long Clicking (or right clicking) an offline match in the main menu will now offer the option to rename matches.
Added the option to always display the remaining time in an online match that has a timeout set. This was previously only available for quick matches.
Updated the translations.
When searching for opponents for new online matches the ignore button now also works.
When using the "Next Match" button it will now respect the selected order for online matches.