This version of King's Table is an exact replica of the Viking board game of attack and defense played in 400 A.D and found in Lapland in 1732. The board and pieces are made from wood. A forerunner to Chess, this 1,500 year old game will take you back to the games Tafl and Hnefatafl that were popular in the Viking Homeland of Scandinavia. Over the centuries the game developed and different versions of the board have been found by archaeologists in sites from Ireland to Ukraine. Looking to give something out of the ordinary? Look no further than King's Table, a classic that has been enjoyed by family and friends for ages. Makes a wonderful gift for Christmas, birthdays and housewarming parties.
VIKING GAME: An exact replica of the Viking board game of attack and defense played in 400 A.D and found in Lapland in 1732. A forerunner to chess, Tablut is a primitive version of Tafl and Hnefatafl.
GAME PLAY: For 2 players. All pieces move the same, vertically or horizontally but not diagonally, similar to a rook in chess. Pieces may move across free spaces but cannot jump over another piece.
VIKINGS BOARD GAME: Solid wood game board that measures 9 x 9 x 2 in. Features board game storage inside for game pieces. Game pieces are wooden. Includes 16 blue, 8 natural, and 1 golden game piece.
COFFEE TABLE DECOR: Looking for unique gifts? Kings Table is a classic that has been enjoyed by family and friends for ages. Makes a wonderful Christmas gift, birthdays and housewarming parties.