The formation of the pins in the setup

The Mölkky game is suitable for the whole family. Scoring of the game is recorded on the scorecard.

12 pins (numbered from 1 to 12), Mölkky throwing skittle, rules.

The pins are placed in a formation (see picture 1). For the first game, the throwing order is drawn. In following games, the throwing order is formed according to the previous game results from lowest to highest score. A throwing line is drawn about 3-4 metres away from the pin formation (see picture 2). Players take turns in scorekeeping (see “Ending the game”).


Playing_Molkky_1 Playing_Molkky_2

How to play?

Beginning the game:
First player throws at the grouping and tries to knock over pins. Mölkky is always thrown underhand.

Fallen pin:
A pin is not considered fallen if it is leaning on another pin or on the Mölkky throwing skittle. After a throw, fallen pins are put upright at the place where they fell.

If one pin falls, the score = the number on the pin. When more than one fall, the score = the number of fallen pins.

Ending the game: 
If a player misses (has no score) three times in a row, he/she is out of game and acts as the scorekeeper. The game ends when the first player reaches exactly 50 points. If one scores over 50, that players score is lowered to 25.