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Kubb United Launches

US Open Tournament scheduled for August 13th, 2016

Game of Throws: Two Teams Aim for the U.S. National Kubb Championship
This 45 minute long documentary follows two teams as they move through the U.S. National Kubb Championship
Over $3,000.00 raised for the Food Bank of Iowa. A sincere "Thank YOU"

Check out the write-up of the event here


The Des Moines Kubb Board of Directors is proud to announce that our members have elected to sponsor Food Bank of Iowa as our charity of choice for 2013. Food Bank of Iowa has been operating for over twenty years and provides services to partner agencies in 55 Iowa counties in an effort to combat the issue of hunger in our state. In addition to providing aid to their partner agencies, Food Bank of Iowa also manages several programs directly, among which is Backpack Program - a program designed to lessen the consequence of chronic childhood hunger by providing a sack of kid-friendly foods to low-income elementary school children on weekends when they do not have access to the federal free and reduced-price meal program.

It is a regrettable fact that although Iowa is often known as the "Food Capitol of the World" it is estimated that 1-in-5 Iowa children does not have enough to eat. Des Moines Kubb will be doing what we can to help Food Bank of Iowa combat this problem with the proceeds from our annual Fall Klassic tournament and possibly by other means throughout the year as well.

Thank you to all of our members who participated in this year's charity selection, and we hope that everyone will help us work toward our mission of using Kubb to help those in need. Let's keep making an impact!

What the heck is Kubb?

Kubb (pronounced koob) is one of the funnest outdoor games....ever! 

Kubb is an easy to learn, yet strategy-rich, lawn game that has been played for over 1,000 years. It is said to be invented by the Vikings, and has been nicknamed "Viking Chess."

Kubb can be simply described as a combination of bowling and horseshoes. Today's version is said to have originated on the island of Gotland, Sweden.

The ultimate object of the game is to knock over the opposing team's kubbs and the King, before they knock over yours. There is a certain level of strategy that needs to be used by players, and there are many variants and different ways to play the game...it never gets old.  And in this game the king rules all...if a team knocks over the king before the end of the game, you lose. 

What is the Des Moines Kubb Club? 

Des Moines Kubb is a non-profit club of kubb enthusiasts formed to represent the members' collective kubb related interests. 

Our mission with the Des Moines Kubb Club is to increase the visibility of the game, and to provide a fun and friendly atmosphere to play it in.

 The vision of the DMKC along with its members is to make the game of kubb The Favored lawn, party, and tailgating game in the area, and to use kubb to help those in need. 

The Des Moines Kubb Club are proud participants of the U.S. National Kubb Championship, and friends of usakubb.org

2012 Fall Kubb Klassic was Presented by: 

The Des Moines Kubb Club is a proud member of the Australian Kubb Association. We openly support clubs that seek to share kubb with everyone!

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