All pieces in hnefa-tafl move like the a rook in chess: straight vertical or horizontal lines. Only the King can occupy the center square, although others may pass through it. A piece is captured and removed when it is surrounded by two opposing men on opposite adjacent squares. The besieged King's side wins if the King reaches any one of the corner squares (i.e. successfully escape the opposing army). The opposing side wins if it captures the King by surrounding him on four sides, or on three sides against the edge which renders him unable to move. Viking Siege is a faithful PC version of this board game classic, with a lot of options including different difficulty levels (in the form of different Nordic gods you can play against), complete rules, on-line hints, and an excellent tutorial. You can also play against another human player if you wish, although no Internet play is supported. If you enjoy chess and other challenging abstract board games, this rendition of hnefa-tafl is one youll keep coming back for more. Two thumbs up, way up!
|Average Rating:||7.37 [27 votes]|
|Software Copyright:||Cliff Edwards|
|Related Links:||Official site , Hnefa-Tafl rules|
|More Info:||Mobygames | The Web|
|If you like this game, try:||King's Table: Legend of Ragnarok, MetaSquarer, Terrace|
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