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The Chess Variant Pages


In 1973, games publisher Steidl-Verlag from Göttinger, Germany, published a series of five games, including a game called Wikingerschach. In 1974, the rights went to another publisher, called Verlag Bert Schlender from the same city, and later, the rights went to Verlag Hornauer from Frankfurt; probably in 1978, the production of the game series was stopped.

The name means: Viking Chess.

Below you see a photo of the game, which is made of wood.

Source: Die Pöppel-Revue 1/98. Written by Hans Bodlaender. Thanks to Rob Nierse for sending a copy of the article from Pöppel-Revue giving the information on the game. Thanks to Mark Thompson for a correction.
WWW page created: June 3, 1999. Last modified: June 10, 1999.