Part 5: Block party, Finnish-style

Explore summer in Helsinki. Our summer video series: a look at life in the capital during the brightest time of the year.

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Explore summer in Helsinki

Our summertime video series: a look at life in the capital during the brightest time of the year.

An enjoyable way to spend a day: Mölkky is portable, easy to set up and fun to learn.

Is it bowling? Bocce? Pétanque? Lawn bowls? Horseshoes? No, it’s a Finnish game called mölkky. Play it in the park on a relaxing summer day.

As you’ll see in our video, mölkky is a game of skill, chance and fun. The pieces are made of material readily available all over Finland – yes, you guessed it: wood. Toss a wooden block to knock other blocks over, and tally the points – it’s as simple as that! Enhance your playing experience by bringing along a picnic and a group of friends.

By Peter Marten, August 2012

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