The Original Kubb Game is made of sustainable, plantation grown, 100% hardwood. It is a well known lawn and beach game not only in Sweden, but throughout the world. Best lawn, party, beach, camp game ever! If you haven't played it yet, now is the time! Enjoy! Kubb game is official size, weight and quality. This long lasting Kubb game will bring your family and friends years of enjoyment! Box Contains 1 pc King 6 pcs Throwing Sticks 10 pcs Knights 4 pcs Area markers 1 pc Carrying Bag and Rule book.
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Kubb is a lawn game where the object is to knock over wooden blocks, known as ‘kubbs’, by throwing wooden batons at them. Kubb can perhaps be described as a combination of bowling and horseshoes.
Play takes place on a small rectangular pitch. ‘Kubbs’ are placed at both ends of the pitch, and the ‘king’, a larger wooden block, is placed in the middle of the pitch. Some rules vary from country to country and from region to region, but the ultimate object of the game is to knock over the ‘kubbs’ on the opposing side of the pitch, and then to knock over the ‘king’, before the opponent does. Games can last from five minutes to well over an hour. The game can be played on a variety of surfaces such as grass, sand, concrete, snow, or even ice.
The game’s Viking origins, combined with the fact that the game can involve a certain level of strategy, has led some players and Kubb fans to nickname the game “Viking Chess”.
Kubb is crafted from eco-friendly birch (a shock resistant durable hardwood) and comes in a durable nylon carry-bag. All timber pieces and edges are sanded smooth. Each set includes 1 King (7cm x 30cm), 10 Kubbs “soldiers” (5.5cm x 15cm), 6 throwing batons (3.5cm x 30cm), 4 corner posts and rule sheet. Original Kubb is crafted from unfinished birch in the nordic tradition. Over time, your original Kubb will enjoy a light rub with danish or equivalent timber oil from time to time to preserve and protect.
It is often claimed that the game dates back to the Viking Age and has survived since then on Gotland, although there is only scarce evidence of this. On the Swedish island of Gotland, stories of kubb being played date only from the early 20th century. However, there is an extant description of a game resembling Kubb in a passage from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle describing the celebrations of the Vikings following their victory at the Battle of Assandun in 1016.
The game in its modern conception became popular in the 1990s when commercial kubb sets were first manufactured. The game has now gained international interest, and an annual World Championship has been held since 1995 on Gotland. Large kubb tournaments now occur throughout Europe and the United States of America. Belgium alone held over 50 tournaments in 2012.
On December 13, 2011, Eau Claire, Wisconsin declared itself to be the ‘Kubb Capital of North America’. The city has hosted the U.S. National Kubb Championship since 2007, and is home to Kubbnation Magazine and many kubb clubs and leagues. In addition, kubb sets are in the local schools, with some schools having kubb units in physical education classes.
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