For King and country
Kings and kingdoms, warriors and wizards, dragons and demons, gods and gauntlets. Indeed, the ancients sure did it all and left their hearts (okay and maybe their bodies) on the battlefield for glory and country. Legend has it that some of them are now in Valhalla – the enormous, majestic hall in Asgard ruled over by Odin.
Actually, this Viking Chess Set simulates war in the land of the Vikings. The drums of war have been beaten, the king is surrounded by his loyal warriors and his enemies flank him on all sides. There is no room to escape. In fact, kill or be killed is the only rule in this war zone.
Who shall emerge victorious when the unyielding blade squares up against the unbreakable shield? Of whom shall the songs and ballads of victory be composed then the ultimate attack is met with an impenetrable defence? Questions like this and more are what Hnefatafl attempt to answer. Perhaps you will make your army victorious, perhaps you will go down with pride.
Test your wit
The Viking Chess Set is one of the oldest board games in history. In fact, it is almost contemporary with the traditional chess game. It is a game of strategy and cunning that demands the ultimate test of your wit.
Two players square up in Hnefatafl with two different goals. One, the defender, attempts to escort the king off the battlefield. On the other hand, the attacker seeks to capture the king. Who will make the first daring move? Indeed, the winner is the one who has the best strategy.
The Chess Set also includes a fully illustrated 10.5″ x 10.5″ game board, featuring the art of the famed and feared World Serpent. It is a very immersive setup that almost takes you to the battlefield itself.
Additionally, this game also includes a flocked box that holds all 37 pieces that are involved in this fierce battle. These pieces that fight valiantly include a 2.5″ King piece, twelve 1.5″ defender pieces, and twenty-four 2″ attacker pieces.
Fun on the go
Hnefatafl, the Viking Chess Set is a great game to have. It is a bit unconventional, yes. However, the learning experience it provides is a good way to bond with friends and family.