How to Play: Assemble your Mölkky set in its official formation. (The pins are numbered 1–12, and there should be a diagram on your box.) Player 1 throws his Mölkky skittle at the pins, counting and adding up the total of the pins he knocked over. Knocked-over pins are put into an upright position exactly where they landed. Player 2 then takes his turn. All throws should be from 3–4 meters away. The goal of the game is to reach 50 points without going over, or you get sent back to 25.
Why It's Awesome: This little Finnish throwing game, which has roots in Karelian skittles (a far more strenuous Finnish pastime), is the perfect blend of skill and luck. It's ideal for a summer night on the front or back lawn with your buddies, or for families with small children.