Des Moines Kubb

  • 2015 Fall Kubb Klassic
    Last Saturday Des Moines hosted the 6th annual Fall Kubb Klassic, and it was a great day! Beautiful weather (on Saturday at least, Friday was another matter!), a few new ideas (some worked, some didn’t), and a lot of great kubb and good fellowship. The biggest change for us this ... read more
    Source: Des Moines KubbPublished on 2015-09-24
  • The Interesting 2014 Klassic
    The morning speech went like this:"We have 36 teams. We have participants from 8 states. We have new players, we have National Champions and we have most of the players that competed at the World Championship in Sweden and represented us very well with a Silver Medal. We have families ... read more
    Source: Des Moines KubbPublished on 2014-09-22
  • Kubb a la Klassic, drizzled with a sweet Baton Reduction
    Once we get about halfway through the Kubb season (yeah, I know, there is no ‘off season’, but you know what I mean), people tend to start talking about what this is the ‘year of’.  Well, reaching back to the end of 2013 in Chaska, I think it’s clear that ... read more
    Source: Des Moines KubbPublished on 2014-07-29
  • An Epic Facebook Thread Part 1
    Recently, a large Facebook thread started on the Des Moines Kubb page regarding a rule change at the 2014 US National Kubb Championship. The thread centered around a debate on whether the change was good for the spirit of the game of kubb, and questions around who the rule impacts; ... read more
    Source: Des Moines KubbPublished on 2014-07-02
  • An Epic Facebook Thread Part 2
    ***Continued from Part 1 <-- Click here and start reading from Part 1***[CH-3] ‘Weaker’ teams will still beat ‘stronger’ teams in the new rule set. Slightly less often when they open, yes, but definitely more often when they answer. The hole they are in on Turn 2 will be a ... read more
    Source: Des Moines KubbPublished on 2014-07-02
  • Advantage, Efficiency, and Game Theory (Part 2 of 3)
    v:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} Kubb Economics 101 (continued from Part 1)Say what now? Where’s this 40% number coming from? Well, this gets to another project I’ve been working on, which is to express Kubb performance in a slightly different way, and it’s based on ... read more
    Source: Des Moines KubbPublished on 2014-04-29
  • Advantage, Efficiency, and Game Theory (Part 3 of 3)
    Ok, but is that a BAD thing? (continued from Part 2)Now we delve into more philosophical territory. Should the team that plays ‘better’ always win? If not, then why not? Perhaps I’m being too narrow-minded in my assessment of what defines performance in a game of Kubb. Maybe it needs ... read more
    Source: Des Moines KubbPublished on 2014-04-29
  • Advantage, Efficiency, and Game Theory (Part 1 of 3)
    v:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} A little history There is an ongoing debate in the Kubb world, and it’s a monster with two heads: First, “How much advantage is there (if any) in throwing first?” Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, “Even if there IS an ... read more
    Source: Des Moines KubbPublished on 2014-04-29
  • Riots in Eau Claire: Kubb Documentary to Blame
    Shortly after the World Premiere of the first kubb documentary, riots broke out in downtown Eau Claire, marking only the 2nd time in world history when kubb did not create peace on Earth.Volume 1.5 has reported that on March 29th, 2014 at around 4:00 p.m. a roving "kubb mob" convened ... read more
    Source: Des Moines KubbPublished on 2014-03-31
  • The 2013 Fall Kubb Klassic
    “This was the biggest tournament we have ever hosted.” So far, we’ve been able to say that every year. We are constantly growing along with the game of Kubb itself. New people are falling in love with the game all of the time, and when they get bitten by ... read more
    Source: Des Moines KubbPublished on 2013-09-30