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Activity Sheet: Make your own Viking board game

The Ballinderry gaming board, NMI, 1932:6533

Use this Activity Sheet to help you make your very own Viking board game based on the amazing board found at Ballinderry Co.Westmeath.

Download and print out our 'Make your own Viking board game' activity sheet to learn how you can design and decorate your own board and gaming pieces at home. Can you follow the intructions and discover how to play Hnefatafl just like a Viking?
When you have completed making your Hnefatafl board game, why not send us a picture of it to or post a photo online through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #MuseumAtHome.

This activity is designed for children aged 7-12 years old and can be completed at home, as a family activity.

Hnefatafl - Make your own Viking board game instructions

A special online family workshop Ragnarok-ing around the Christmas Tree: Viking Winter Pastimes! includes information about this activity sheet and took place on Tuesday 4th Janurary at 2.30pm. This includes a short talk about some of the artefacts on display in the Viking Ireland exhibition at the Museum and also shows how you can use this activity sheet at home to make your very own Viking board game!


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