Thursday, August 20, 2015

Mölkky- A Family Fun Outdoor Game

Mölkky is so much fun to play! The number of people that can play is truly up to you, but it is more fun to have a large group. It is simple to learn how to play and by the end of the day, even my 3 year old cousin was catching on to how to play! Like most outdoor games, it is best to set up in a big grassy area. The pins are placed in formation as pictured above and you are ready to begin the game. The throwing pin is called the Mölkky.

How the game works-

Beginning the game: The first player throws at the grouping of pins and tries to knock them over. The Mölkky is always thrown underhand.

Fallen pin: A pin is not considered down if it is leaning on another pin or on the Mölkky throwing skittle. After a throw, fallen pins are put upright at the place where they fell.

Scoring: If one pin falls, the score is the number on the pin. When more than one fall, the score is the number of fallen pins.

Ending the game: If a player misses (has no score) three times in a row, he/she is out of game and now acts as the scorekeeper. The game ends when the first player reaches exactly 50 points. If one scores over 50, that player's score is lowered to 25.

Here is a great video by Tactic Games that really helped me get the hang of the game:

Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All opinions conveyed are my own genuine impressions.

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