Kubb Swedish Outdoor Lawn Game Croquet, horseshoes, lawn bowling . When the usual outdoor games seem tired and tame, it's time to pick up a battle ax and start felling soldiers. Now's your chance to unleash your inner Viking - without risking life or limb.
The V:King lawn game is inspired by a centuries-old Swedish game known as kubb or koob that outfits players with battle axes (wooden dowels) and challenges them to topple opponents' shields (wooden blocks) and conquer the king. As legend goes, the original players were the Vikings, who, in sensationalized barbaric spirit, played with the bones of dead enemies. This more civilized version is the beautiful handiwork of Martin Wilde, a professional hockey player who brought the love of the game with him from Sweden when he attended the University of Vermont. To make each V:King (pronounced vee-king) set, Martin and his wife Sarah use hardwood that comes from a responsibly managed forest in Quebec and is finished by them in Vermont.Read More »from Unleash your inner viking with a Swedish lawn game