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Molkky, or Finska

Game:

Molkky, or Finska

Call #:

OUTDOOR GAME Molkky

Suggested Age Range:

6+

Number of Players:

2-6

Average Game Play:

30 minutes

Molkky is based on a centuries-old game called kyykka, which originated between Russia and Finland in the province of Karelia. After a period of unrest in the early 20th century, a wave of immigrants moved from Karelia to Finland, bringing kyykka with them. A portable, more accessible version of the game was released in the 1990s. This game came to be known as molkky, and has been enjoyed by families worldwide for more than 20 years. In molkky, players toss a throwing stick (called a molkky) at a series of pins in order to score points. The player to score exactly 50 points is the winner.