Game Accessories

Obelisk Pawns: Upgrade item for Hnefatafl games - handcrafted wooden playing pieces with a more modern style, maple & walnut - MADE TO ORDER


  • Details
    *Upgrade Item*: ‘Obelisk’ wooden Hnefatafl game pawns; refine and customize the look of your IGNITED Arts-produced traditional board game with these unique modernized playing pieces! This listing is intended as an upgrade from the standard 'people peg' pieces included with any IGNITED tafl board order, but they can be purchased as a separate item as well. These pieces are handcrafted from start to finish, and variations from set to set are to be expected; each piece is painstakingly cut and shaped from quality maple and/or black walnut wood. An excellent way to augment the look and feel of your Hnefatafl game!

    This is a MADE TO ORDER item, requiring 1-2 weeks production time, depending upon the total amount of pieces ordered. The supplied pictures are samples of past creations, and intended as example only. This listing is for playing pieces only; boards are NOT included.

    • Detailed and handcrafted ‘Obelisk’-themed playing pieces, with a detailed King pawn, for IGNITED Arts-produced tafl games. Created solely for use with full-size Hnefatafl boards, each piece is cut and sanded completely by hand from hard maple and/or black walnut wood. Each piece stands approximately 1 ½-inches tall and just under an inch wide, with the King ‘obelisk’ being slightly taller than the rest. Additionally, the King ‘obelisk’ will have a design burned onto the surface of its crown, in complement to the overall motif of the board, or at the discretion of the artist. These playing pieces have a more modern look and feel, yet will still make an excellent accompaniment to most artistic designs and board styles.
    • Each set will come with the required amount for the particular game variant selected, plus one extra for each player (in case of mishap/loss). Refer to this list for piece counts:

    7x7 Hnefatafl: 13+
    9x9 Hnefatafl: 25+
    11x11 Hnefatafl: 37+
    13x13 Hnefatafl: 49+

    • Customers may select an ALL NATURAL option, or a STAINED option for the playing pieces.
    o All natural pieces will rely on wood type for color/hue; the Defenders and King will be produced from maple wood, the Attackers produced from walnut. Natural pieces will be enhanced with a non-pigmented oil and then lacquered.
    o Stained playing pieces will be produced completely from maple wood, and the colors will be an non-pigmented natural oil for the Defenders and King, and Dark Walnut or Ebony for the Attackers. (This color scheme may be reversed at the customer's request).

    Prices are based upon the wood type used and total amount of pieces.

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  • Shipping & Policies

    Shipping from United States

    Processing time

    2-3 weeks

    Estimated shipping times

    • North America : 3 - 5 business days

    I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

    Customs and import taxes

    Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

    Payment Options

    Secure options
    • Accepts Etsy gift cards

    Returns & Exchanges

    I gladly accept returns and exchanges

    Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery

    Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery

    I don't accept cancellations

    But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

    The following items can't be returned or exchanged

    Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

    • Custom or personalized orders
    • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
    • Digital downloads
    • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
    • Items on sale

    Conditions of return

    Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Wholesale availability

    Due to the nature of the majority of my work, and the typical amount of business that comes through my shop, wholesale items are not available.

    Custom and personalized orders

    Please contact me before placing an order should you desire customizations not outlined or offered in any particular listing.

    Holiday ordering

    During the Christmas holiday season, I can quickly become VERY busy; typically putting in 12 hour days in order to make holiday shipping deadlines.
    Please plan ahead - I begin taking Christmas orders in late August, but due to workload, I will close the shop to further made-to-order requests the first week of December. Ready to ship items remain listed and ship as stated in their listing.

    Shipping times

    In the case of any custom or Made To Order item, I try very hard to meet the listed production/ship time for the listed item. However, I am a one-man shop, and the handcrafted nature of the work, particularly during busy periods, can cause delays. If you require your item by a specific date, please inquire first. I do not rush the work, as I want each piece to be exceptional and worthy to the person purchasing it. Thank you for your patience and understanding, and of course, your patronage!