Hnefatafl - the Viking Game

How the king is captured..Part 1

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The king can only be captured by being surrounded on four sides. He is much stronger than any of the warriors! The black warriors really have to work together to bring him down. In this diagram, the king has foolishly allowed himself to be surrounded on three sides, and if black can complete the four-sided trap, that's the end of the game - black has won.