The GoSports Kubb Viking Clash Toss Game Set is an exciting and unique outdoor game that is perfect for family gatherings, picnics, and outdoor parties. It is a variation of the traditional Swedish game called “Kubb,” which involves knocking down wooden blocks using wooden batons. Sounds like something a caveman would play but trust me it is a fun and simple game!
We have played with this set for some time now and overall we would recommend this set to anyone! It is great and has stood up to the beating we have given it. It has some negatives which we talk about below but nothing is perfect! Read on below to get the full scoop!
GoSports Kubb Viking Clash Toss Game Set Review!
Let’s start our review with what you get when you order this game!
Here is what comes with this set:
- 1 King Block
- 6 Dowels/sticks
- 4 corner stakes to lay out the field
- 1 Travel case
The GoSports Kubb Viking Clash Toss Game comes with everything you need to transport and play the game. So nothing else is needed once you order, except maybe for some friends! The wooden pieces are well-made but when we played one of the wooden dowels started to splinter. Now this wasn’t a big deal to me because I have already made a set before and I had many of the pieces to splinter. So to consider the fact that only one dowel splintered over time is pretty good.
What we love about the Kubb Viking Clash Toss Game
One of the best things about the GoSports Kubb Viking Clash Toss Game is that it is easy to set up and play. The game can be played by two teams and a total of 12 people, and the objective is to knock down all of the opponent’s kubbs and then knock down the king to win the game. If you want further details about how to play you should read our post about what is the Kubb yard game?
Another great feature of the GoSports Kubb Viking Clash Toss Game is its portability. The game comes with a handy carrying case that makes it easy to transport and store the game when not in use. This makes it perfect for camping trips, beach outings, and other outdoor adventures. The bag is great for what it is but don’t expect it to last very long. While it hasn’t broken for us the material for it isn’t very strong. I expect to replace it within a year or two but it will depend on how I treat it. I would not leave it outside because the elements will reduce its lifetime.
My favorite aspects of this set by Gosports are the Viking emblems laser engravings, the larger 2-inch dowels, and the nice sanded wood.
- The laser engravings consist of Viking symbols on each block. The king has a Viking helmet, and the little blocks are either of a castle or a ship. Only one side has the engraving but it adds a little bit of the cool factor to the game.
- The larger dowels are great for adults because it makes them easier to throw when the wind is up and I think this makes the game a little faster. When I made a set I used 1.5-inch dowels and it made the game a little more difficult to knock down the blocks and definitely harder to knock down the king.
- The wood is nice and sanded down which gives it a nice feel in the hand and a great finished look.
Cons about the game!
There are also a few cons to consider when purchasing the GoSports Kubb Viking Clash Toss Game. Firstly, the game needs a bit of space to play. We typically do 10’-14’ x 10’ but it depends on what ages are playing. So if you don’t have a huge outdoor space then it can be tricky. But it does play on any surface. We have even played in a parking lot. The good thing about playing on different surfaces is that it changes the dynamics of the game. Here is a breakdown:
- Parking lot: you can get a lot more bounces and rolling of the dowels. Just beware of this because you can get a dowel to your shin and that doesn’t feel great!
- Sand: Playing on the beach is my favorite and mainly because you can’t beat being on a beach. The sand is fun because your dowel can slide along the sand and knock out a block and the surface is easy to set the game up.
- Grass: Grass probably limits the flying dowels the most because it absorbs the impact and doesn’t allow the dowel to fly in crazy directions to get you a knockdown.
Another con of the game is that it can be difficult for little ones. This particular game utilizes bigger dowels than I was used to playing with. They measure about 2 inches in diameter so they are a little heavier and harder to grip for the little guys. But we usually let them take a step closer to the back line when they are throwing so typically not a big deal. The larger dowels I found that I personally liked them because the wind wasn’t much of a factor. The lighter dowels tend to get pushed around in even light wind.
The last con of this set is that we had one dowel start to split. But I will let you know that it even occurred to a set I personally had made and it’s due to the use of cheaper wood. But this does keep costs down so that is good. If you are worried about this happening to your set be sure to protect the wood with a varnish or a sealant to help protect the wood. But things will happen to your set because this isn’t a gentle game and the surface you play on can negatively affect your set!
Kubb Viking Clash Toss Game Wrap up!
In summary, the GoSports Kubb Viking Clash Toss Game Set is an excellent addition to any outdoor activity. It is a unique and challenging game that can be played by players of all ages and skill levels. The game’s portability and durability make it a great investment for anyone looking for a fun and engaging outdoor game.
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Many people play this game at family gatherings, camping trips, and outdoor parties. It is one of my favorite outdoor games because six people can play on each side for a total of twelve people. So not many people are left out.
Overall, the reviews for the GoSports Kubb Viking Clash Toss Game are overwhelmingly positive. Players appreciate the game’s unique gameplay, portability, and durability.
I have been playing this game for about 10 years now and I don’t see that stopping anytime soon. It is great for big parties and gatherings and gets many people involved! I am currently making a set too so I will post how they turn out. One thing I know for sure is that it will definitely be better than the first set I made!!