Sunday, 15 January 2017

Viking Chess (Kubb) As A Hobby (Favorite Time Pass)

Viking chess or kubb is a favorite time pass and hobby for many people. See how to play it.

Viking Chess (Kubb) As A Hobby (Favorite Time Pass)
Viking Chess (Kubb) As A Hobby (Favorite Time Pass)

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Especially in the summer, the hobbies on open space are particularly good. The warm days invite you to join together with friends and family. Badminton, volleyball , cycling or football are probably the most sought after pastimes of the people, when it comes to actively shape a hobby. If, however, you are hearing a new term in connection with a very old or new leisure activity, you are likely to have big eyes. In order to avoid unnecessary strain on the torture, the secret is to be revealed: "Kubb"!And no, this is not a conceptuality that is meant to describe a hiccup, but rather the classical name of a game that was probably played long ago. A term used in Europe for "Kubb" is "Viking Chess". Originally from Sweden, the term for Viking chess is "vedkubbar" and can be translated into the German language most likely with the words wood or chunky blocks. As simple and simple as these terms sound, so easy and uncomplicated is Viking Chess, but this game has a long history well before our time. Viking chess is modeled after a fictional battle. In this battle, two hostile groups join forces to avenge themselves at the end of the king's misdeeds.

Viking Chess Instructions


To fulfill the basic conditions, a total of five different components are needed to play Viking Chess. Thus a king and 10 cubbs are necessary in the form of game figures. In addition, six throwing lances, 4 corner bars and, last but not least, only one game rule is needed. As soon as these prerequisites are fulfilled, the game preparation can begin. Traditionally, the size of the field is five by eight meters, which can however be adjusted according to the players' experience. The selected area is marked with the four corner bars. Each five cubbs are distributed to the respective team, who then have to place them on their baseline. The King is placed right in the center of the field. The teams, each of which can consist of up to six people, can be found behind the Kubbs (baseline cubes) or the baseline. The team that opens the game is triggered. Afterwards, both teams are alternated with their turn.

Each team is allowed to throw the six available litter per round on the Kubbs of the opposing team by means of an underarm throw (as with a cone swing). It is important that the king is not hit in the middle of the field, otherwise the game will be lost. Kicks taken in the course of the game become so-called overpasses, which must be thrown in half of the opponent's team. When two cubes touch, they are placed in the form of a tower. Before the base-line cubes can be hit, the overpassers must be hit first. If a team can not manage the destruction of the defectors, the other team may advance to a new baseline and act from there. As soon as all opponent Kubbs can be taken out of the game, the litter can be thrown to the king, but only if there are more than two litter. When in the end all opponent Kubbs as well as the king was hit, the game is won. The illuminating and simple game principle gives Viking chess an entertaining dynamic, which also requires team thinking and the development of tactics. With the simplest means and a lot of fun for the whole family a new hobby can be created for this and the future summer months. The fun factor is enormous.

Where does Viking Chess (Kubb) come from?


On the basis of archaeological finds it is assumed that a similar form of Viking Chess was already played by the Egyptians in 5400 BC. In a burial chamber, remains were discovered that make this conclusion very close to science. The realization that the ancient Greeks were also enjoying a previous version of Viking Chess seems much more certain. Thus it was stated in documents or in traditions that Viking Chess in the bourgeois as well as in the upper class found great appeal and was operated as a hobby in the leisure time. It is quite certain that the Hanseatic League has played a decisive role in the spread of Viking Chess from the 14th century. Viking Chess became a popular game for the organization of leisure activities in countries like Germany, France or England on the continent. Today Viking Chess is preferred in Scandinavian countries like Norway or Sweden. The Viking chess game, which we know today, has only been played since the beginning of the nineties. Championships at local, regional, national and international levels have been a strictly compulsory program in the Viking Chess since then, and each year the masses are enthusiastic about the new.

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