The Viking Game Hnefatafl is a predecessor to Chess and is one of the most popular board games in history. The NorseAmerica version of Hnefatafl is the premier version of the game, largely in part to its high quality and artistically beautiful playing pieces. The new Hnefatafl king bookend is made in England by the same manufacturer that produces our Hnefatafl game and Viking Isle of Lewis Chessmen. It is made from a crushed stone and resin compound and is approximately 6" tall. Whether you use it as a free standing ornamental sculpture or a bookend, this is a must have item for any Hnefatafl enthusiast.