Dave Ellringer — a past national champ — competes at the U.S. National Kubb Championship in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, this month. His team finished third out of 128 teams.
Dave Ellringer — a past national champ — competes at the U.S. National Kubb Championship in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, this month. His team finished third out of 128 teams.

If you are searching for a new hobby and like to get outdoors and be social, the Scandinavian lawn game kubb may be the game for you.

With ties to the Vikings, the game is a cross between horseshoes, bowling, bocce and chess. It involves throwing wooden batons (kastpinnar) and knocking over all of the opposing team’s kubb blocks.

There's even a past national champion that organizes a weekly kubb gathering in the area that can show you what the game is all about.

Here are the kubb rules and advice from Big Game Hunters.

Want to play?

Contact Dave Ellringer at ringer@usa.net

IF kubb isn't for you, or if you're looking to expand your lawn game repertoire, here are 10 popular lawn games from Popular Mechanics. 

What is your favorite game to play with friends and family?