Hnefatafl Tournament

The small Shetland island of Fetlar will be staging the World Quickplay Hnefatafl Championship on August 2nd. Hnefatafl, translating as Kings Table, is an ancient Viking board game. In it, each of the two players tries to capture or block the opposing king. Fetlar, already claiming to have the highest concentration of Hnefatafl players in the world among its 50-strong population, nevertheless hopes that the tournament will raise its profile.


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