Welcome to Wisconsin Kubb. Our home kubb pitch is in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, officially the Kubb Capital of North America. Eau Claire is home to the U.S. National Kubb Championship, and this website is where the tournament was born. This website is the home of Kubbnation Magazine, the Dallas, WI Oktoberfest Kubb Tournament, the most complete list of past tournament results, and a host of other information.
The yard game kubb is an old Nordic game, which was born in Sweden. Recreational and competitive kubb is now played around the world. The two goals of Wisconsin Kubb are to unite and foster better and more meaningful relationships in our communities and spread Nordic culture through kubb.
Kubb comes from a land where summer nights are mystical and merge with the mornings, and cloudless winter days, with the sun low in the horizon, are blinding, bitter, and at the same time agonizingly short. Many wonder about the origins of this Noridc game, also known as Viking Chess. Where were the first throwing pins thrown at a kubb? Were the Vikings the first ones to play kubb? Obviously, the answers to those questions are unknown. However, it is easy to imagine the first games of kubb being played with firewood or perhaps scrap wood from a new barn. Perhaps the first kubb pitch was set up in the deep, dark, stone covered, and troll-filled forests of Småland. Or, perhaps the first kubb game was played in a wind swept grassy area of Gotland or Öland in sight of the raw and relentless Baltic Sea. Regardless, kubb, like many of our ancestors, has traveled thousands of miles from a distant and magical land, crossed an ocean, and now resides in Wisconsin and beyond.
We would like to welcome you to Wisconsin Kubb. Here you will find not only Kubbnation Magazine and the only six-person team tournament in the U.S. in Dallas, WI, but you will also find links to a host of other kubb clubs, extensive tournament information, a blog, and of course rules.
Quite simply, the growth of this game in the Midwest is stunning. Over the past few years, it has gone from something that very few people played and knew about to a connected kubb community that is promoting this game in numerous ways in their local communities and beyond.
Kubb förenar människor och skapar fred på jorden.
Kubb unites people and creates peace on Earth.