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Project by Tim Dahn posted 1870 days ago 3297 views 19 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We saw some folks playing this at the beach last summer so I thought I would make a set for the family, its a lot of fun at a picnic and can be played on any surface any weather from 2 to 12 players, kind of similar to bowling a and horseshoes. It’s a quick easy project to help rid the shop of some scrap. It’s pronounced (koob) and dates back to the Vikings.

Rules for the game can be found at http://www.bolstad.us/docs/Kubbrules.pdf

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





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clieb91

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#1 posted 1870 days ago

Looks like it could be a neat game, also a long one depending on your aim. Good way to use your scraps. Is their any information on the dimensions of the pieces?

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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FirehouseWoodworking

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#2 posted 1870 days ago

FINALLY! Something to make out of those newel post cutoffs I’ve been holding onto all these years!

Nice job. Looks like fun – both the project and the game.

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 1870 days ago

Looks like a good game, I’m part Viking so i should fit right in :-)) The like didn’t work, so i googles and came up with the rules. Not sure if it’s the link or my browser.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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tmiller

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#4 posted 1870 days ago

I recently made a corn hole set, I think this will be next.

Thanks for posting the instructions (.pdf).

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 1870 days ago

Interesting never heard of the game before

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Tim Dahn

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#6 posted 1870 days ago

clieb- Here are the sizes in centimeters but anything close will do. I found this at wikipedia

Ten Kubbs, rectangular wooden blocks 15 cm tall and 7 cm square on the end.
One King, a larger wooden piece 30 cm tall and 9 cm square on the end, adorned with a crown design on the top.
Six wooden batons around 30 cm long and anywhere from 3–5 cm in diameter.
Four Stakes, or other markers, to designate the corners of the pitch.

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

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papabear

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#7 posted 1866 days ago

We got a set for a wedding present. a great game.

-- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

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Chuck

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#8 posted 1448 days ago

Very nice. And a fun game.

-- Chuck, Preston CT, http://www.curtishome.net/

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