What's so fun about the game may not be obvious at first, but after a single game many people get hooked. Trust me, it's worth the bit of effort it takes to make a set.
Kubb wiki page
Rules of play
Step 1: Get some wood!
- 6' of 4x4
- 6' of 1.5"-2" dowel
- 4' of .75" dowel
- 30' of string
If this is your first set you might want to pick up an 8' piece of 4x4 to try making a couple different kings.
Step 2: Make Your King
The amount of decoration is up to you. All I used for these two kings was a table saw. Two 45-degree cuts were used to notch the sides and a series of cuts decorated the top. A router would work brilliantly here as well.
Or don't cut it at all and draw a smiley face on it. It's up to you.
Step 3: Trim the rest of the wood
The size of the kubb is 7cm x 7cm x 15cm or 2.75" x 2.75" x 5.9" so trim off .75" off of two sides of the 4x4.
Step 4: Chop off the kubbs
Step 5: Chop up the dowels
So chop off 12" lengths of both size dowel.
Step 6: Knot up string and wrap around a stake
Below you can see one of the stakes wrapped with a knotted piece of nylon rope.
Step 7: Get out and play!
Below, Bilal throws for guts and glory.
Again, for the rules, check out this link.