It has taken me so much longer than I thought to get this post up! But here it finally is. This DIY yard game is so easy to make and play, and is great for get togethers with friends and family. We were taught Molkky by some of our good friends who also made their own set. Here is how to make and play!
The only supplies you need are fence posts and paint! My husband cut up the posts, then we painted on the color and the numbers. You need 16 mini posts, 12 with a slanted top and 4 with flat ends on both sides. The ones that are flat on both ends will be used to throw. The ones with the slanted tops will get the number 1 through 12 painted on them.
After your posts are made you are ready to play! Set up the numbered posts in a pyramid in a flat part of your yard. There are several ways to rearrange the numbers, but we usually do ours something like this. In essence, you want your bigger numbers in the middle.
Each person takes a turn throwing one of the flat posts (ours are blue) at the pyramid, trying to knock down the red posts to get points.
In this scenario, only ONE is knocked down, so the player would get the face value of the one post knocked down, which is 7.
After that player's turn is over, set the post that was knocked over back up in the same place it fell, so that the posts are all upright for the next player.
In the scenario, MULTIPLE posts are knocked down, so the player only the get number of posts knocked down, NOT the face value. So this player would get only 4 points, regardless of the numbers on the posts.
Again, set all the posts back up, where they fell, for the next player. As the game continues, the posts should get more and more and more spread out. The first person to get to 50 EXACTLY wins. If you go over 50, you go back down to 25 points. That's where to numbers come in to be important. Towards the end of the game, you only want to hit the numbers that will get you to 50 points exactly, and not go over.
I found these perfect sized little cases at Target in the basket aisle that we use to store our game pieces in! Each one will hold 6 posts.
What are your favorite yard games to play with friends?