What is kubb?

Kubb is an addictive thousand-year-old Swedish outdoor game played on many different surfaces and in all kinds of weather. Two teams compete against each other. Players knock over wooden blocks (kubbs) by throwing wooden batons (kastpinnars) at them. Kubb can be described as a combination of bowling, horseshoes, and a bit of chess. We enjoy the sportsmanship of the game, its flexibility to accommodate any skill level, and the opportunity to throw wood in the general direction of our friends.

More information on the game of kubb can be found on Wikipedia here. The American pronunciation of kubb varies. Some use a vowel sound similar to the “oo” in foot or the “i” in bird; others rhyme it with tube. We agree that it doesn’t rhyme with cub.