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Buffalo Kubb – Play “The Best Damn Lawn Game Ever”

There’s a new lawn game being played in Buffalo called Kubb, an ancient game that was invented on the island of Gotland, Sweden. Kubb (rhymes with tube) is also referred to as “Viking Chess”, and is played with three different pieces known as Kubbs, batons and kings. Batons are thrown at Kubbs in order to knock them all down, before players can go after the king. Here’s a fun video that describes the process a lot better!

There is also a Facebook group page that details the Kubb activity taking place in Buffalo – from games being played at Bidwell Parkway on a regular basis, to yard games being organized at events such as Porchfest. Buffalo Kubb players are even looking forward to a day to come when a local team will travel to the Kubb National Championship in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Players of Kubb say that the game is easy to learn and extremely addicting.

If you watch the video (featured above), notice how much everyone loves to cheer on the Kubb players, even the police officer! See you on ‘the pitch’ this summer…

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Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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