I also run and I’ve recently bought a pass for 10 yoga classes, but, fair to say, sports aren’t really my thing.
Then there is Kubb.
Kubb is an old Swedish lawn game, informally known as ‘throwing logs.’ That’s the entire game, actually: you have six wooden dowels that you throw at five wooden blocks. If your team can knock over the other team’s blocks, you have a chance at knocking over the King (which has to be knocked over by a pin thrown through the legs). If you knock over the King, you win.
There are many people in Williamsburg and Greenpoint who find this incredibly amusing. They’re used to seeing bocce, or softball, even kite-flying in the park, but a group of twenty-somethings tossing wood at one another is enough to stop and wonder at.
Thanks to Petter, for bringing this game to Brooklyn.