Games and Puzzles
Molkky Skittles Game
The sun has been out for an unusually long time already this year so our thoughts have turned to all things holidays, sand and sea. And with all of that there must be games! Chucking a Frisbee about with your friends or playing a quiet game of bowls with your nan on holiday is fine, but for something a little different there’s Molkky.
Molkky is a traditional outdoor skittles game from Finland but this is nothing like skittles as we know it! There are twelve wooden pins, numbered one to twelve which are arranged in a close group. The first player hurls the throwing pin at these numbers with the aim of reaching a score of 50 first. Each time the pins are knocked down, they are stood up again for the next player BUT in the position they fell in. Are we all following so far? As the pins get further and further away from each other a bit of tactical playing will be in order as you have to get a score of 50 exactly or be returned to 25 points. You can’t just lob the throwing pin as hard as you can and hope for the best either. Oh no. If you knock down more than one pin, you get a score equal to the total pins you fell; not the sum of the numbers on the top. Harsh? Maybe, but its damn good fun and puts the ol’ arithmetic skills and cunning to the test under pressure from your rivals.
The Tactic Molkky set is designed to withstand all weathers (perfect for when it rains throughout the Summer here in Britain), it’s eco-friendly, sturdy and perfect for players of all ages; from those just getting the hang of maths, to the rest of us who have forgotten a worrying amount of it.
Molkky Skittles Game
20 July 2014
I bought this as a present for a family with 20-something kids. It's been a great hit! Played it together and it's much more fun than the usual skittles - great for mental arithmetic, too.
27 May 2014
Great game - not just knocking skittles down but also some tactical play required. Everyone enjoys it!
22 May 2014
Great product. Anything that can get 4 teenagers out in the garden for hours is a good thing. Also played with the rest of the family and enjoyed it. Feels very sturdy and I'm sure the game will be played many times over the summer months.
21 May 2014
Great game which looks well made so should last well
30 September 2013
This game is great! We went camping a few weeks back and took it with us. Everyone who we were camping with was hooked by the end of the week! Perfect for children- although I am unsure who enjoyed it more the kids or adults! Would recommend this game everyone- good value for money!!
09 September 2013
'Skittles With A Great Twist'
Finland's finest creation is a truly engaging and easy to learn family game which is readily accessible to young and old - as victory is earned through finesse rather than strength.
All parts (including the container) are made from good quality hard-wearing wood which should result in many years of Molkky fun.
03 July 2013
Great game for all the family, thoroughly recommend!
15 June 2013
24 April 2013
We bought this game to play with our church youth group. It's a great game and engaged children and young people aged 8 to 15. The product is well made, instructions are clear. The only reservation is that the box was poorly put together and needed some remedial screws almost immediately.
The game can also be played indoors by substituting small bean bags instead of the throwing skittle.
29 August 2012
Played this game before great for all the family.