An ancient Nordic and Celtic strategy board game. Played on a grid game-board with two armies of uneven numbers from the 4th–12th century.
The Scottish Version of the Hnefatafl game Ard Ri which means High King in Gaelic. It's a 7x7 Board with 16 attackers and 8 defenders with their king. There is not much documentation on this game; so it tends to be a very hard game to play.
The attackers are made with Brazilian cherry wood and the defenders are made with maple wood - and are dyed with homemade dye. The leather board grid is burnt with the Celtic wheel and triskelions. Comes with a little booklet of the directions on how to play.
Perfect for the hiking, camping and travel.
History shows that the connection between military strategy and the skill to playing board games, showing a connection and value of the warrior status.
The material used to make both the board game and the game pieces has varied from walrus ivory to bone to amber to wood.
Tafl family of games we make are Hnefatafl, Brandubh, Ard Ri, Tablut, Tawlbwrdd. We will offer theses games in wooden-boards as well. Some will be slab wood which each board will be different. And then others will be a set board that will always be the same.