Hnefatafl

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4.3
1.4K reviews
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Content rating
Everyone
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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.

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


Follow us on:
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HnefataflGame/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/FellhuhnDotCom
- Discord: https://discord.gg/dXMYNB8

Includes artwork created by Thomas Jacquin (http://www.thomasjacquin.com) 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
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4.3
1.4K reviews
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.
14 people found this review helpful
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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.
A Google user
December 6, 2019
There was an unusual bug I found. I have no idea how it is triggered but it made the ai basically wait to lose. It started when I switched sides on the historical board after losing constantly as white. It was funny at first but then it got boring. I eventually started giving it obvious opertunities to win. But it almost avoided them. So I eventually cornered the king and pushed it to the edge. Basically forcing it to win. That seemed to fix it though.
4 people found this review helpful
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david Na
July 3, 2020
Sooo many pop ups. If i play one game, I end up with 20 or more windows open in my browser when I'm done. Game works well, but that's unbearable. Downloaded through the Google play store. It only happens with this ap. I determined it has something to do with clicking your ads at the bottom of the game. If my thumb slips and i tap an ad, I get at least 20 browser windows opening.
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Philippe Schober
July 3, 2020
If you click the banner ad it might open a browser window in the foreground. Never in the background. If you mind can you send a video of such behavior to support@fellhuhn.com and I will forward it to Unity, the ad provider. There are also no ads at the end of the game, only banner ads during a match.

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.