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Damian Walker
United Kingdom
Hull
East Yorkshire
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I love board games (of course), architecture and history. To a lesser extent I'm interested in politics and computing. My board gaming interests are wide-ranging. I enjoy Eurogames, as well as the American style war games. But my real passion is traditional, lightly themed games from past centuries.

My obsession is Hnefatafl, a family of games from Scandinavia that was taken by the Vikings on their travels around Northern and Eastern Europe, and across the Atlantic to Iceland, Greenland and Newfoundland, and possibly (briefly) to mainland Canada. I run a web site about it: Hnefatafl: the Game of the Vikings. In 2013 I published a book about the game, Reconstructing Hnefatafl.

I maintain a web site about other traditional games: Cyningstan: Traditional Board Games. This is where the Traditional Board Game Series is hosted, and alongside these I have playable applets of some of the games. You can also buy the wooden board games I make from this site. Most of the board games are taken from the Traditional Board Game Series of leaflets that I created before the site itself. In 2014, I published A Book of Historic Board Games, which takes twelve of these games and examines them in greater detail than the web site and the leaflets do.
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User Details for snigfarp
Registration Date: 2004-10-29
Last Profile Update: 2014-11-22
Last Login: 2015-08-02
Country: flag United Kingdom
State: East Yorkshire
Town/City: Hull
Website: http://www.cyningstan.com/
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