Viking Chess

As a designer here at Blue Pony, and a digital artist in my free time, I spend a good chunk of my life looking at a computer screen.  I love the what I do, but sometimes I feel as though my health and sanity would benefit from being outdoors more often. I’ve always had plenty of outdoor interests, such as golf, frisbee, and lawn games, but this summer I discovered a new lawn game that has proven to be more than just an interest. It’s been my favorite summer activity, hands down. The name of the game is Viking Chess. Never heard of it? That’s probably because it’s more commonly referred to as Kubb (pronounced koob). Still nothing? Well let me take this opportunity to share with you perhaps the most fun lawn game of all time…

The game is comprised of these pieces:

game pieces copy



















And the setup looks like this:

kubb field














The objective of the game is really quite simple: knock down your opponents Kubbs by throwing your Batons at them.  Once all five Kubbs have been eliminated, you knock down the King to win the game.  Don’t let the simplicity fool you, the game actually requires a decent amount of strategy and skill!

For a more detailed description of all the rules and strategies involved, watch the following video:


BlaykeFeaturedBlayke Kaufman
is a Designer at Blue Pony

Leave a Reply