NOTE As of January
2010, Products, prices, and options are no longer being updated on this
site. However, this page is still a great resource, so we've left it here
see our new website, www.kilts-n-stuff.com, for the most up-to-date
This section is the home of all the stuff that doesn't fit neatly into
the games of the ancient Celts!
These were the
most popular games across the British Isles, and northern Europe,
before Chess was invented! Both belong to a family of games called
Tafl games. There are many variations, but Tafl games
always involve a single king and his defenders in the center of
the board, surrounded by an army of attackers twice their number.
Our oak Hnefatafl (King's Table) board is handmade,
and includes simulated bone playing pieces. The Fidchell game is
played on a portable fabric board, and comes with a handy storage
bag. Just roll it up and go! Each set includes several historic
variations of the rules. Made in USA.
Historic Games & Rules CD-ROM
Now you can have instructions and rules for over 100 variations
of popular games, both modern and familier, and strange and wonderful!
Games that were played historically both in Scotland, and across
the British Isles. Many require only dice and/or cards to play.
Mac and Windows compatible PDF format.