Koob The Viking Game – Giveaway Ends 4/10

 

My kids are at that age where they don’t think playing outside is very fun anymore. They would much rather be cooped up in a stuffy house playing video games or watching Minecraft videos on youtube.

I am so not cool with that, so I am constantly trying to find cool and fun activities that can be done in the great outdoors. I am a firm believer that fresh air and sunshine are good for the soul.

Even Chandler wants to play Koob!

The first time I saw the outdoor game Koob, I knew that I had to have it. It is perfect not only for my boys but for the whole family and yet so simple too! There are no small pieces and everything is made from white birch which is a durable hard wood. So no worries about the pieces breaking! A huge plus!

 

Game is just about set up...

KOOB originates from Scandinavia where legend goes that the Vikings used to play something similar to it more than 1,000 years ago.

 

 

Setting Up

KOOB can be played with 2 to 12 players of 5 years or older. The players are first evenly divided into two teams, Team A and Team B. Distribute the experienced players between the two teams.

Next, set up the field as shown in diagram A. Make sure to mark the playing field with the corner posts. Then put the King in the center of the middle line. Finally put 5 KOOBs at regular intervals on each team’s baseline.

How To Play

To decide which team starts, one person from each team throws a stick as close to the King as possible without hitting it. The team that gets the closest to the king without touching is Team A and they go first. The six throwing sticks are then distributed amongst Team A.

Each player on Team A position themselves behind their baseline and take turns trying to knock over the KOOBs on Team B’s baseline. After all six sticks have been thrown it is Team B’s turn. Team B picks up the throwing sticks and uses them to knock over Team A’s KOOBs. The teams keep alternating until one team has knocked over all of their opponent’s KOOBs. Once they have done this, they can attempt to knock over the King.

The team which knocks over the King first wins the game!

If somebody knocks over the King without first knocking over all of their opponent’s KOOBs their team looses the game instantly.

 

 

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I love the fact that the rules and gameplay are so simple that it took maybe only a minute to learn to play and set up the game before we were having a blast playing. Rowan even told me that all he wants to do this summer is go swimming and play Koob! What’s not to love about that?

 

I know that Koob is going to play a huge part in our spring and summer. I see bringing it with us to the beach, our lake vacation and the multitude of BBQ’s we will go to! No more couch potatoes for my kiddos or me for that matter!

 

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About Beth

Beth Larrabee is a stay at home mom of 3 wonderful children and is married to her wonderful husband Scot. Beth is an active member in her community and is currently the Vice President of the PTO, President of The Friends of Cumston Library, and proud leader of a Daisy and Brownie Girl Scout Troops. In her spare time, Beth enjoys musical theater, singing, gaming, books, spending time at the lake and all things food.

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  1. Made out of birch wood.

  2. Candice Hull says:

    It’s a game from Scandinavia they believe Vikings used to play.

  3. jessica edwards says:

    its made out of birch wood

  4. Ann Fantom
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    I learned that Koob is made of white birch which is durable hardwood.

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  6. I like that there are variations to the game to play after you master it.
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  7. i learned that its a good game to play outside for the whole family

  8. I learned that it’s a great family game to get everyone outside

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  10. The game is manufactured in Quebec, Canada

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  12. Debbie jackson says:

    they use birch wood in their products

  13. Heather H says:

    I learned its made in Canada which is a relief considering most ofour kids games are always made in china

  14. Annette Abrahamson says:

    Product is made from BIRCH WOOD.

  15. Karen Gonyea says:

    It’s made from Birch Wood.

  16. Jennifer Barata Allen says:

    The aim of the game is to conquer the King! The team which can knock over all the KOOBs (soldiers) on the opponent’s side of the field and then knocks over the King wins
    I like how this promotes kids and families to play outside!

  17. Carolyn Ann Colley (Griffith, Smith)
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    I learned that it is made of Durable hardwood from beautiful white birch.
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  18. christina moore
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    Koob is made of white birch which is durable hardwood.

  19. Paula Tavernie says:

    Its made with Birch Wood!
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  20. I learned that it’s an outdoor game that has its origins in Scandinavia from over 1000 years ago!!!

  21. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    KOOB The Viking Game originates from Scandinavia where legend has it the Vikings used to play it
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  22. Bonnigene
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    I learned that KOOB The Viking Game originates from Scandinavia where legend has it the Vikings used to play it!

  23. Angela Winesburg says:

    I learned that Koob is made of white birch

  24. KOOB The Viking Game originates from Scandinavia where legend has it the Vikings used to play it!

  25. kathy pease says:

    The game is made of white birch which is durable hardwood. The wood is FSC-certified, ensuring that the wood is harvested from sustainable forestry practices.

  26. kathy pease says:

    entered Zerowater Giveaway

  27. Andrea Henry
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    It’s made of white birch. The wood is harvested from sustainable forestry practices.

  28. amy deeter
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    its a good game for everyone outside

  29. sleppery says:

    originates from Scandinavia

  30. I learned that it’s a great family game
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  31. Debbie Kennedy says:

    I learned that no KOOB set will look exactly alike

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  34. I learned that they use untreated which allows for a chemical-free, durable game.

  35. Woops, they use untreated wood.

  36. I learned that no KOOB set will look exactly alike. The pattern and the shape have their own distinctiveness.

  37. I learned that The game is manufactured in Quebec, Canada.

  38. shirley pebbles says:

    I learned that it is a game from Scandinavia.

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