- a class of Scandinavian two-player board games featuring a distinctive 2:1 ratio of playing pieces, with the addition of a kingpiece to the lesser side
- (idiomatic) Icelandic chess (skáktafl)
- (obsolete) a board game played in Viking society, the predecessor of the medieval game hnefatafl
- Tafl has been translated simply as chess in some translations of the Icelandic sagas, though chess was not yet known to the Vikings.
terms derived from "tafl"