Sunday, January 15, 2017

KOOB The Viking Game

If you've never played Viking chess at a BBQ, beach or outdoor setting, you are missing out! It's a fun lawn/outdoor game that using sturdy wooden game pieces that has been around since the Viking ages. Koob is the name of the game (or others call it Viking chess) and it is rumored that the Vikings use to play it more than 1, 000 years ago.

This particular Koob set being reviewed is by produced by MollenLiving, a company focused on producing lifestyle products that embody the Scandinavian way of life, and manufactured in Canada. I love using products that are not cheaply made in China. Now that's not to say products made elsewhere is superior, but, sometimes I like to support another country's industry. So I was happy to find out that this wood set was actually manufactured in Canada.

The package comes with very little waste! All the pieces come snug into reuseable storage bag that fits perfectly in the box it came in. All you have to do is pull the bag out and your whole game is there!

The wood is white birch, which is sustainable hardwood and perfect for this game. You get 4 stakes, 6 throwing sticks, 10 koobs, and 1 king.

The game is made of untreated wood (read: chemical-free). That's another reason I try not to always buy products made in China! The following are the dimensions of the pieces in inches: King: 1 7/8 x 1 7/8 x 11 13/16 KOOB: 1 7/8 x 1 7/8 x 5 29/32 Throwing stick: 1 x 1 x 11 13/16 Corner post: 5/8 x 5/8 x 11 13/16.

The king piece, as you can see in the picture above and below, are nicely designed. The details are beautifully carved and very smooth to the touch.

We were really impressed with the quality of the wooden pieces. We've played with the set once at the beach before posting this review and it plays nicely and the pieces are sturdy and have not suffered any cosmetic damages from the first play. We are really happy with how compact and well made this set is! If you want to see the game play of Koob, visit their website:

Purchase your Koob playing set here.

Disclosure: This complimentary item was provided for review purposes. As always, all opinions are my own and no compensation was received. This post contains affiliate links.


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