Set the Mölkky skittles out and try to make exactly 50 points!
Better known for Moomins and mobile phones, Finland is also the birthplace of Mölkky
– the delightfully simple outdoor game that has just arrived on UK shores.
This centuries-old game is made up of twelve chunky wooden skittles, each with its own number. Stand them up on any flat surface (whether it’s a patio, gravel, sand or grass) and try to knock them down with the extra throwing skittle. The aim of the game is to score exactly fifty points
. But take care – score any higher and you’ll be knocked back down to twenty-five! Players take one throw at a time until someone scores exactly fifty points.
Great for all ages
, Mölkky is easy to pick up and even easier to pack up. A handy crate lets you store all of the bits in one place, ready for the next sunny day in the garden, or trip to the beach.