Post by Steve King (Admin) on Feb 8, 2007 11:52:04 GMT -6
Skittles - The upright pieces of wood that you are tossing at.
Molkky - The piece of wood that you are tossing at the skittles.
- One or more cylindrical pieces of wood 2 1/2" in diameter approximately, for an overall length of approximately 80 3/4" inches. (NOTE: The diameter and length can vary to suit (see below update). Some like fatter, taller skittles and molkkey's. Some like skittles that vary in size to make it more challenging.)
APRIL 2014 UPDATE: Many people have a hard time finding 2.5" wood dowels. Many have resorted to making the skittles and tossing Molkky baton out of 2" wood dowels. I have located then for you at a reasonable price here: www.menards.com/main/home-decor/crafts/craft-specialty-woodworking/c-12188.htm?criteria3_facet=2%22&criteria1_facet=Round+Dowel Two 48" pieces will suffice to make this game.
- One measuring tape
- A pencil
- Screw clamps
- A saw
- A mitre box
- A fat head marker (or you can paint the #'s on)
By maintaining them with the screw clamp to prevent that it does not roll to output the stakes in. You will make a piece of 8 3/4" with two right ends, 12 pieces whose end forms a bevel of 45°; of which the biggest length is 6". (ONCE AGAIN NOTE: The diameter and length can vary to suit. Some like fatter, taller skittles and molkkey's. Some like skittles that vary in size to make it more challenging.)
Mark on the bevels the numbers from 1 to 12 ... That's all!!!
Gather the skittles, in the following way: 7 9 8 5 11 12 6 3 10 4 1 2. Trace a line 10-13 feet from skittles 1 and 2. Like so:
5 11 12 6
3 10 4
To be the first (or the first team) to mark 50 points without exceeding them.
Two at minimum, no maximum limit.
Place one self behind the line and toss at the skittles using the "Mölkky" (the piece with the right extremities). If there is only one pin fallen, player will get as many points as that particular pin shows. If there are more than one pin fallen (2…12), player gets as many points as there are fallen pins (the maximum points are then 12). Pins is not fallen, if it rests against some other pin or mölkky. After having counted the points of the skittles knocked down, raise the fallen skittles at the exact place where they fell. If only one skittle fell, the score of the player or the team is the value of the skittle. If several skittles fell, the score of the player or of the team is the number of skittles. Only the entirely fallen skittles are taken into account. When a player exceeds the 50 points, its score goes down again to 25. A player or a team is eliminated after three successive null throws.
EXAMPLE 1: Jim hits 6 pins, but one of these is resting against another pin (this pin is thus not counted). Therefore, Jim gets 5 points.
EXAMPLE 2: Heather throws and gets pin number 11 fallen. Therefore, she gets 11 points.
EXAMPLE 3: David has 45 points. So, he needs 5 points to win the game. He can achieve this by getting number 5 pin fallen or getting exactly 5 separate pins fallen. He decides to try getting 5 pins fallen, but unfortunately gets one more, and so getting 6 points to raise his total points to 51. This will cause his points to drop to 25.
EXAMPLE 4: Jennifer has 40 points. At this point, she gets number 10 pin fallen, and to total points will then be exactly 50. Therefore, Jennifer wins the game and the game is ended immediately.