hist-games: Kubb

Alan Winston awinston at scn.org
Sun Oct 20 18:04:13 PDT 2002


Thank you.

How about Varpa?

Seems to be in the same category of having a plausibly old history on
Gotland, but doesn't seem to have spread as far or accumulated as much
questionable "history."

Yes, I do seem to be diverting my attention into the structured flanging of
things.


Alan



----- Original Message -----
From: "Jane & Mark Waks" <waks at attbi.com>
To: <hist-games at www.pbm.com>
Sent: Sunday, October 20, 2002 5:36 PM
Subject: Re: hist-games: Kubb


> Alan Winston wrote:
> > The Swedish game of Kubb has been mentioned in this list in the past,
> > inconclusively as to its actual age.
> >
> > Has any substantive historical information ever been turned up?
>
> Nothing of any depth yet. I keep hearing vague references to
> archaeological evidence when I look around, but no details to date. I
> keep hoping to get more substantiation -- I quite like the game, and
> would be more than happy to discover that it's actually ancient...
>
> -- Justin
>
> And, coming soon, KoshBits(TM) Multi-grain Cereal(TM).  "You are not
> ready for Healthy Goodness"
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