This game of accuracy and skill has been around forever. In Britain it’s been played since the 1500s!! It’s easy to play and you can play it inside or or – but outside is probably better.
To play Quoits, players take turns to throw wooden, metal, or rope rings at a pole called a hob. You get two points for throwing the ring over the hob and one point for each ring you throw that lands closer to the hob than your opponent’s rings. The first player to reach 21 points wins!
You can make your own set of quoits at home really easily!
You’ll just need a stick to use as the hob and something to make rings out of such as cardboard, old wire hangers, cardboard, rope… you could even use hair ties for a miniature version!
Make your own Soft Drink Quoits set
YOU WILL NEED:
A large soft drink bottle
HOW TO MAKE IT:
Cut the soft drink bottle all the way around at the point where the neck starts to slope in. The Neck is your hob.
Cut the rest of the bottle into rings. Wrap with tape if the edges are sharp . Use different coloured tape to identify player’s rings or mark with a marker pen.
Throw the rings over the hob!
2 points for getting it over. 1 point for each ring closer than your opponent.
First player to 21 points wins.
Check out these serious Quiot players!