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A number of gaming pieces and a gaming board were discovered by archaeologists in Waterford.

The board game was probably used for a game called hnefatafl similar to chess.

The gaming pieces found, including dice, were made of animal bone, wood and antler.

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Hnefatafl was a popular board game in Viking times and was the Viking equivalent of a magnetic chess board.

The pieces could be pegged into the little holes of the gaming board to prevent them falling off in rough seas, ideal for a sea-faring people.