What board games did the Vikings play?

What board games did the Vikings play?

A little known fact about the vikings is that they really liked board games, and their favorite game was Hnefatafl. Hnefatafl is a game of strategy, somewhat similar to chess, though it is not derivative. Hnefatafl predates chess, and was the game to play until chess ousted it during the middle ages.

What time period did the Vikings live in?

The era known as the Viking age lasted for more than 300 years, from the late 8th century to the late 11th century. The history of the Vikings is closely linked to their role as masters of the sea. They were feared as fierce and ruthless pirates.

What is the oldest board game in history?

SenetSenet, found in Predynastic and First Dynasty burials of Egypt, c. 3500 BC and 3100 BC respectively, is the oldest board game known to have existed. Senet was pictured in a fresco found in Merknera's tomb (3300–2700 BC).

What did Vikings do in their spare time?

Vikings engaged in running, swimming, tug-of-war called toga-honk and wrestling. Vikings also played a ball game with stick and ball. Children played with wooden toys their parents carved, or they played ball and also engaged in child versions of adult games.

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