The Viking Game Hnefatafl, popular in Viking homelands in Scandinavia from around 400 AD, was brought to other lands by the Vikings. It was less played from the 11th century when chess grew in popularity. These pieces are made from resin in simulated wood and ivory finishes. The board, incorpaorating Viking patterns, is printed on natural linen. An information leaflet includes historical background and game rules. Box dimensions: H 14.5cm W 29.5cm D 4.5cm approx.