A-Z of Summer: Quoits

Quoits (koits, kwoits) is a traditional game which involves the throwing of metal, rope or rubber rings over a set distance, usually to land over or near a spike (sometimes called a hob, mott or pin).

The game was traditionally played with metal discs but a popular variation is played on cruise ships with the quoit made of rope, so as to avoid damaging the ship’s deck.

This game is fairly informal so there is no agreed rules or standards of how to play so why not make up your own version with whatever you have to hand.

Why not try this version of the game….

On a big piece of paper draw a large circle, then within this circle draw another 2 which are smaller than the first to create a picture that looks like a target – each circle should be given a score, with the inner circle receiving the highest score.  Then right in the middle of the smallest circle place a stick.

Throw small hoops and aim to hook them over the centre stick, this will have the highest score, say 100 any hoops that make the circle on the paper should be awarded the apporopriate score depending on where they land for example the circle closest to the stick will be 50 points, the next 25 and the next 5.  If the hoop doesn’t reach the paper then no score is awarded.

The winner is the player with the highest score once all three hoops have been played.

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