Throwing sticks may be taboo on the playground, but it's precisely the point with the Swedish game Kubb: The goal is to throw short dowels at your opponent's pieces to knock them over. Yes, a wild toss can be hard on the shins, but the game has been entertaining Swedes for more than a thousand years, so it's worth giving it a shot.
For full step-by-step instructions, see How to Build a Kubb Game Set
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