Viking Chess: Hnefatafl

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Play the ancient game of "Hnefatafl" in style on your PC, in Singleplayer mode against the AI or Multiplayer over the internet.

"Hnefatafl" is a strategic, chess-like boardgame with assumed origins all the way back to the Viking era.
Put on your viking helmet, grab a horn of honeymead and get ready to crush your opponent in a mighty clash of wits and skill.

Game Features:

  • Ruleset:
    Viking Chess: Hnefatafl uses the popular ruleset for Hnefatafl; "Copenhagen Ruleset", based on the ruleset "Fetlar Hnefatafl".
  • Singleplayer versus AI
  • Multiplayer for 2 players over the internet
  • Interactive tutorial
    Read less, play more! Learn the game mechanics in an interactive, step-by-step tutorial!
  • Sweet 3D-graphics!
    Handcrafted with love and attention to detail, to excite your eyes as well as your strategic skills!
  • Unlockables!
    Adorn your player profile name with unlockable prefix titles, showcasing your skill!
    Can you collect them all?

Game Mechanics:

  • Two-player, turnbased game
  • Asynchronous boardgame:
    Play as the Attacker faction counting 24 pieces or the Defender faction counting 13 pieces including 1 King
  • Different win-conditions:
    As the Defenders, move your King to one of the four corner tiles to escape and win the game, or protect your King in an "Edge Fort".
    As the Attackers, capture the King by surrounding him on four adjacent sides, or enclosing all escape routes.
  • Movement mechanics:
    All pieces move vertically or horizontally like Rooks in Chess
  • Capture mechanics:
    Many exciting ways to capture opposing pieces! Do flanking moves, trap your opponent in a "Shieldwall" move, or send your opponent back to his viking boat in tears with a "Multi-capture" move!
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Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1+
  • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Graphics card with DX10 (shader model 4.0) capabilities.
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 300 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Not specified
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Last Modified: Aug 28, 2019

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