What the heck is that lawn game I just saw?

It's called kubb (Pronounced KOOB), and it's one of the funnest outdoor lawn games....ever!!

Kubb is a Scandinavian lawn game in which players throw wooden sticks at their opponents wooden blocks. Unlike many lawn games, kubb involves both offense and defensive strategies, and often goes by the nickname "Viking Chess."

It 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, and has been said to be played for over 1,000 years ago by Vikings!

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!

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