Simple Kubb game

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I made this Kubb game (a Swedish lawn game) from existing wood in the shop. The pieces are a little smaller than regulation, but still stand up in the grass. I didn’t feel like gluing up the pieces to make them the regulation size.

-- Chuck, Preston CT,

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#1 posted 08-10-2010 06:26 PM

They came out looking good, as long as they work then who cares about regulations. Great job

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#2 posted 08-10-2010 07:25 PM

Looks good now how do you play?

-- Have thy tools ready. God will find thee work.

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#3 posted 08-10-2010 07:41 PM

My father-in-law taught me this game at a wedding reception in Indiana. It was a big hit with everyone and was a blast to play, not sure where he learned it though. Your set looks nice.

Raspar, if I am correct, you stand on opposite sides of a playing field. The small rectangles stand on opposite ends near the two teams with the castle (not sure if its the correct name but it’s the taller block with grooves on the top) in the center. Opponents can place the small rectangles anywher, including right behind the castle. You and your opponents take turns trying to hit down the opponents smaller blocks first by throwing the dowels before you are allowed to topple the castle. If you topple the castle before the opponents smaller blocks I believe you lose. I was a little drunk playing it but I think that about covers the basic rules lol. I always hated it when my opponents would set up the smaller blocks right in front of the castle. Great game though!! Even the little kids understood how to play it.

Here is a video of it, hopefully with my explanation the video will make sense as its not in English.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#4 posted 08-10-2010 07:47 PM

We have always set up the kubb pieces (small rectangles) evenly spaced on the throwing line.

-- Chuck, Preston CT,

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#5 posted 08-10-2010 08:56 PM

Looks Great! Sounds fun.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#6 posted 08-10-2010 09:38 PM

Well done. Wikipedia has a good set of rules for Kubbs. I’ve been planning on making a set for months. seems like a 4×4 and closet rod would be a cheap way to go. Of course the 4×4 would probably be pine in my area and research suggests that pine is a poor choice.

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#7 posted 08-10-2010 10:31 PM

I built (and posted) a set of these awhile back, its a fun game and always a hit at picnics. Nice build by the way.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#8 posted 08-10-2010 11:00 PM

I just saw this game the other day, prior to which I had never heard of the game. what a weird coincidence. I think I will make one as well!!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#9 posted 08-11-2010 07:37 AM

Just learned to play this game this summer. I think I will throw a set together when ive got some time, it is a fun game.

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#10 posted 08-11-2010 06:47 PM

Cool Sounding Game, I May have to make Myself some!!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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