This story caught my eye.
A poster for a joint BBC and British Museum project showing the historic Lewis chessmen should not say they were made in Norway, a MP has said.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scot ... 559305.stm
I've never heard about Hnefatafl (how would you pronounce that? Sounds like a sneeze!) but have messed around trying to make a fitchell set. Doing a quick search, I found this interesting post: http://www.indymedia.ie/article/95220
And this: Chess Games in Ancient Ireland
http://www.libraryireland.com/SocialHis ... -XXV-8.php
And this cool site: Irish Fidchell / Viking Hnefatafl http://tdbcelts.org/node/816
Somewhere I have a set of rules for similar games. Anyone know more about this?