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Q: norwegian game of kupp ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
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Subject: norwegian game of kupp
Category: Sports and Recreation > Outdoors
Asked by: asjf-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 27 Oct 2003 03:20 PST
Expires: 26 Nov 2003 03:20 PST
Question ID: 270030
hi,

 I'm trying to get hold of a game I saw in Norway recently where you
throw wooden blocks around. The only mention online of this I can find
is here

http://www.trekshare.com/index.cfm?p1=48&journalid=485

which says

"Theory Created – While walking through the parks you will find groups
of people playing a ancient game called Kupp which is a cross between
cricket, bocce ball, and jarts. It involves throwing blocks of wood at
other blocks of wood in the attempt to knock them over.
Theory Denied – Although the game is touted as being ancient it has
actually only been marketed and sold this past year. I think its
simple marketing genius."

does anyone know where I can get hold of this in time for christmas?

thanks,
asjf
Answer  
Subject: Re: norwegian game of kupp
Answered By: blazius-ga on 28 Oct 2003 10:29 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
 
The game you describe is almost certainly "Kubb".  Doing a Google
search for "kubb game" (://www.google.com/search?q=kubb+game) will
provide you with a list of relevant web sites, such as
http://www.frojel.com/Documents/Games1.html (a description of playing
equipment and rules) and http://www.vmkubb.com/~eweb/vakueng.htm (the
home page of the Kubb World Championships).

You can order a Kubb game from several web sites.  You did not mention
where you live, so I have listed Kubb resellers in a few different
countries.  The stated prices are inclusive of shipping to the
seller's country:

http://www.gardengames.com/Order_kubbx.htm (Sweden: 60 €, 60 US$ or 40
GB)
http://www.nickys-nursery.co.uk/seeds/pages/garden-games15.htm (UK: 45
GB)
http://www.terrifictoy.com/store/kubb.html (USA: 103 US$)
http://kubb-spiel.de/eng/ (Germany: 37 €)
http://www.kubb.com.au/order_kubb_here.htm (Australia: 120-140 AUS$)

The first site (gardengames.com) offers worldwide shipping at no extra
cost.  The sites does not state whether they have Kubb games in stock,
you should mail or call the seller you prefer and ask if they will be
able to provide you with a game before Christmas.

Alternatively, you will probably be able to make an inexpensive Kubb
game yourself if you have access to some basic carpenter tools and
some wood.

By the way, most of the Kubb sites on the net suggest that Kubb is a
Swedish game.  Even though I am a Norwegian myself, I have no reason
to contest this - the game seems to have much richer traditions in
Sweden than in Norway.

I believe this answers your question - if it does, please feel free to
give it a rating.  If not, please ask for an answer clarification.
asjf-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
great, thanks v. much indeed!

Comments  
Subject: Re: norwegian game of kupp
From: pafalafa-ga on 27 Oct 2003 06:26 PST
 
Phew...awful lot of references to the "Stanley Kupp" out there, but I
did find one more mention of your game from a Swedish post:

http://www.20six.co.uk/previousEntries/1vx2qxwhvw6i9

Perhaps it will assist folks in finding out more about Kupp.

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