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Finska
The game that started it all, original finska. The addictive and hugely popular outdoor log throwing game from Finland - see what the hype is all about!
69.95
69.95 AUD
Finska Original in Bag
Our original Finska crafted from natural unfinished birch in a nylon carry bag
59.95
59.95 AUD
Finska Original (Moss Green)
Finska Original in Moss Green - all the same great qualities as Finska Original, just with a coat of gorgeous protective paint
69.95
69.95 AUD
Finska Original (Charcoal Black)
Finska Original in Charcoal Black - all the same great qualities as Finska Original, just with a coat of gorgeous protective paint
69.95
69.95 AUD
Finska Original (Nordic Blue)
Finska Original in Nordic Blue - all the same great qualities as Finska Original, just with a coat of gorgeous protective paint
69.95
69.95 AUD
Finska Original (Terra Red)
Finska Original in Terra Red - all the same great qualities as Finska Original, just with a coat of gorgeous protective paint
69.95
69.95 AUD
Finska Preemio
Finska Preemio is our premium version of Finska, made from Beechwoodwith a stunning high gloss finish
99.95
99.95 AUD
Kubb Original (Charcoal Black)
Also known as Viking Chess, Kubb is Finska's one true rival. Original Birch with carry crate finished in slick charcoal.
84.95
84.95 AUD
Kubb Original (Natural)
Also known as Viking Chess, Kubb is Finska's one true rival. This set comes in a birch carry crate
84.95
84.95 AUD
Skittles
Our traditional skittles set crafted form hardwood is great for both outside and inside play
99.96
99.96000000000001 AUD
Premium Boules in Carry Crate
Our premium set of six boules comes in its own stylish hardwood carry crate
69.95
69.95 AUD
Boules in Carry Bag (six)
Six chromium plated polished steel boules in a handy nylon carry bag
39.95
39.95 AUD
Boules in Carry Bag (eight)
Eight polished steel boules in nylon carry bag
52.95
52.95 AUD
Premium Bocce in Carry Bag
Our beautiful version of this Italian classic, packed in a neat carry bag
99.95
99.95 AUD
Premium Bocce in Carry Crate
Our beautiful version of this Italian classic, packed in a gorgeous carry crate
119.96
119.96000000000001 AUD
Cornhole Standard Set (Double)
Cornhole, the American bag chuck classic. Includes two premium three quarter length boards and 8 premium cornhole bags.
249.95
249.95000000000002 AUD
Cornhole Competition Set (Single)
Cornhole, the American bag chuck classic. Includes our premium competition length board and 8 premium cornhole bags.
199.95
199.95000000000002 AUD
Kubb Premium
Also known as Viking Chess, Kubb is Finska's one true rival. This set is finished to a premium standard.
99.95
99.95 AUD
Cornhole Competition Set (Double)
Cornhole, the American bag chuck classic. Includes two competition length boards and 8 premium cornhole bags.
349.95
349.95 AUD
Kubb Premium Plus
Also known as Viking Chess, Kubb is Finska's one true rival. Kubb Premium Plus is 30% larger than Kubb Premium and has chunkier Kubb World Championship sized playing pieces.
129.95
129.95 AUD
Croquet Family (4 mallet)
This entry level croquet set is the perfect way to kick start your long-term enjoyment of this wonderful game
98.95
98.95 AUD
Croquet Premium (4 mallet)
Our premium version of this timeless garden game for 4 players. Croquet is a race to navigate your ball through an obstacle course and get your ball home first.
169.95
169.95000000000002 AUD
Croquet Premium (6 mallet)
Our premium yet still excellent value version of this wonderful game, with six mallets
239.95
239.95000000000002 AUD
Bygga Tower
Our giant outdoor sized tumble tower. Play a traditional game of tumble tower or add the new hilarious dare element.
199.95
199.95000000000002 AUD
Noppa Yard Dice
A beautifully crafted jumbo wooden dice set with rules to various games such as "Yardzee" for the garden or backyard.
49.95
49.95 AUD
Giant Mikado
Get outdoors with this jumbo premium version of pick up sticks.
69.95
69.95 AUD
Planet Finska Gift Card
e-Gift Card redeemable at planetfinska.com.au. After purchase we will email you within one business day with your unique gift card code that can be used at checkout. Your email will also include pdf gift card attachment that can be printed at home as something you can pop inside a card or envelope for your gift recipient. A physical gift card will not be sent to you. Gift Cards are valid for 3 years.
25.00 - 200.00
25.0 AUD
Cornhole Standard Set - Single
Cornhole, the American bag chuck classic. Includes our premium three quarter length board and 8 premium cornhole bags.
169.95
169.95000000000002 AUD
kubb
Kubb is an addictive and seriously good outdoor battle game from Sweden.  Also known as Viking Chess, Kubb is the perfect way to deliver laughs and entertainment at your next outdoor get together.  Kubb is easy to learn and with each team having between one and six players, Kubb will happily entertain a larger group.  The aim of Kubb is to capture all ten soldiers before taking down the King for victory.
boules & bocce
Our beautiful boules and bocce sets are a must have for your outdoor games collection or next memorable picnic with friends and relatives. For those in the know, Bocce is the Italian cousin of the French game Boules.  The rules are similar, with the aim of the game being to land your ball as near as you can to the smaller sized pallino.   Bocce balls are crafted from superior polished resin and much larger and heavier than boules which are made from polished steel.
boules & bocce
Our beautiful boules and bocce sets are a must have for your outdoor games collection or next memorable picnic with friends and relatives. For those in the know, Bocce is the Italian cousin of the French game Boules.  The rules are similar, with the aim of the game being to land your ball as near as you can to the smaller sized pallino.   Bocce balls are crafted from superior polished resin and much larger and heavier than boules which are made from polished steel.


finska mini


Our mini sized version of Original Finska crafted from natural unfinished birch.  Finska can now be played indoors!  



chess


Our beautiful chess set is the perfect piece to enhance any interior.



darts 


Our premium darts set comes with professional grade premium sisal dartboard, chunky birch plywood surround and six heavy weight darts in black brass. Our dartboard and darts set alone without birch surround is also available for purchase.



linkki 


Linkki is our designer take on connect four.  Coming in two different sizes, crafted from beautiful linden plywood and finished in a clear varnish, Linkki will provide hours of fun for young and old.



backgammon 


Backgammon by Planet Finska is our designer version of this classic game of strategy. Our full size backgammon design is crafted from beautiful linden plywood, a timber often used in guitars.  Each set when shut measures 49 x 32cm and comes with leather carry straps, two leather dice cups, 40mm ivory and black backgammon stones, 5-piece dice set and easy to follow backgammon rules.



pub games 


From a simple game of shut the box, to a high stakes poker tournament with casino quality playing cards, we have a plethora of cosy pub weather games that will fend of the cabin fever.



chinese checkers 


Chinese Checkers is a timeless family favourite the world over. This premium rendition of the game offers a unique level of quality not seen before. Crafted from beautiful linden ply and finished with an engraved board design inspired by antique sets of the 1940s, this set is an absolute joy to play with. The playing stones are truly unique to this set. Stunning pieces honed from lapis, red jasper, black obsidian, yellow jade, green aventurine and dragons blood bring this board to life as a designer piece for the home and as a forever hand-me-down for the next generation.



finska


The game that launched Planet Finska.  This classic Finnish log throwing game continues to surge in popularity across Australia.  Loved by young and old, Finska is an addictive and cunning race to exactly 50 points.  Defeat friends and enemies with strategy, skill and a lump of wood!  



kubb


Kubb is an addictive and seriously good outdoor battle game from Sweden.  Also known as Viking Chess, Kubb is the perfect way to deliver laughs and entertainment at your next outdoor get together.  Kubb is easy to learn and with each team having between one and six players, Kubb will happily entertain a larger group.  The aim of Kubb is to capture all ten soldiers before taking down the King for victory.



quoits


Who doesn't remember quoits?  Popular the world over but particularly so in Australia, solid quoits sets are an Aussie tradition. Handcrafted from hardwood our quoits block and peg is built to last and stays true to the originals loved by past generations.  We think modern low-quality copies made from chipboard lack integrity and just don't cut it.



cornhole


These American classics are known as Tailgate games because they are frequently taken to Tailgate parties or social gatherings.  These are picnics or barbecues hosted from the back of a parked car or ute and frequently done before major sporting events in the stadium carpark.  Cornhole is a big part of the great American tailgating tradition.



giant games


Get outside and play our jumbo sized versions of these classic outdoor games. Build yourself a giant tower with Bygga and remove blocks without toppling it. Try our extra large pick-up sticks with Giant Mikado and battle friends to a jumbo game of Four-In-A-Row with Linkki.



boules & bocce


Most of us get confused about the right name for these European classics. Our versions of the French game boules (also known as petanque) as well as the Italian classic bocce will provide years of fun for young and old.










giant games


Get outside and play our jumbo sized versions of these classic outdoor games. Build yourself a giant tower with Bygga and remove blocks without toppling it. Try our extra large pick-up sticks with Giant Mikado and battle friends to a jumbo game of Four-In-A-Row with Linkki.



skittles


Our timber crate of hardwood skittles includes eight regular skittles, a traditional red-top king pin and three black glossy hardwood skittle balls. 



croquet


All Planet Finska croquet sets include varnished premium hardwood mallets, solid polymer balls and rule book covering both the English six wicket and American nine wicket versions of this classic yard game.



hookey


Our hookey boards are 34% bigger than other chipboard cheapies.  The only hookey boards still crafted from hardwood. Sets with red or black rings available.  Board artwork is applied by branding iron. 



beach games


Australia is home to some of  (if not  the ) best beaches on the planet, so of course we've got the classics that'll have you keen to get those toes in the sand.



lawn games


Whether it's the backyard, the local park, or the green down in front of the beach, kick those shoes off, toss the phone aside and enjoy some classic games and good times with family and friends.






frescobol


Our Frescobol or Brasilian paddle bat sets come with two premium paddle bats and canvas satchel with shoulder strap. Byron bats are crafted from two tone bamboo and our Copacabana design combines sapele, maple and beechwood.  





an American tailgate classic


Cornhole is massively popular in the USA and regularly played as a "tailgate" game at barbecues, in carparks and on and around the open tailgate of a vehicle before a major sporting events and concerts. It's simple but such a satisfying and easy game to play - it requires nearly no learning and can be played easily with a drink in hand.



kubb 


Following the amazing reaction we had with the introduction of Finska,  we launched Kubb as our second gift to Australian lovers of classic outdoor games.  Just like Finska, we tried it and instantly loved the game.   Admittedly, we were also getting a little tired of saying no to the constant requests from worldly people looking to buy Kubb in Australia. Thanks for the nagging!



 

viking chess 

For those that don’t know, Kubb is an addictive and seriously good outdoor game from Sweden.  Also known as Viking Chess, Kubb is genuine fun for family and friends of all ages.  It is a perfect way to deliver laughs and entertainment at your next outdoor get together.  Kubb is easy to learn and with each team having between one and six Vikings, it can happily entertain a larger group.



 

what the Kubb 


This excellent and fun video from our friends at Sky Motion does a fabulous job of explaining Kubb. It seriously is a great game. After we introduced finska to Australia, we thought there was little chance that Kubb would be in the same league. We were wrong. The games are different but equally deserving of "classic game" status.  We have trouble deciding which game we like more. What we can say with enormous confidence is that you will like it. It's just good old fashioned  fun. It really is.



 defeat friends and enemies with strategy, skill and a lump of wood


Finska is the addictive log-tossing game from Finland. An ancient Finnish game, Finska is a unique and seriously addictive outdoor game that will provide genuine entertainment at the beach, the park or in your own backyard. In 2010 we introduced this unique game to Australia and whilst we expected it to be very popular, we have been overwhelmed by how popular it has become. The key we think is that it brings people together irrespective of age or gender in a very healthy old-fashioned way.



what is it?


A race to exactly 50 points, where every game is different, Finska requires both strategy and skill to defeat your opponent and claim victory. Finska also has the added bonus of reinforcing mental arithmetic. Many Australian primary schools have now adopted Finska as a great way of making maths fun outdoors. We call that education by stealth. So get off the couch, drop the electronic gizmos and get your family and friends together outside for some fresh air and good times with Finska.



no compromises. no shortcuts. 

Yes, imitation is the greatest form of flattery. But only Original Finska is carefully crafted from 100% select grade birch, a high grade hardwood known for its shock resistant properties. This means that unlike the imitators, we are fussy about the timber we use and will not use lower grade cuts or cheap softwood such as pine as they are prone to knots, cracks and splits. 

Unlike the imitators we do not cut corners and sneakily reduce the diameter of the pins.  Did you know that just a 3mm reduction in pin diameter reduces the size of the pins by 10%?  We think thats a lot of stability and does not stay true to the tradition of this old Finnish game.  Only Original Finska has full diameter pins!

Accept no substitutes. Only Original Finska.



 from camping to weddings​ 


Finska is hugely popular in the camping and caravan scene.  What better way to enhance happy hour with some log-tossing fun over a few quiet ones.  We have heard that a number of grey nomads now call it the "ginska and finska" hour!   The Australian Caravan Association has held Finska tournaments at their Annual Musters with over 200 competitors. 

With lawn games now a huge thing for wedding receptions and parties, Finska is regularly played by men, women and children all dressed to the nines! And what better way for your guests to get to know each other, break the ice and have fun than to chuck a few logs on the lawn outside the fancy marquee!  We think it sure beats idle polite chit chat as the way to get your party going!



beach

Finska is just as much fun at the beach as it is in your backyard or in the park.  We say ditch the frisbee and make your beach games a lot more interesting and competitive with Finska.  Playing on the sand also changes the dynamic of the game as the pins scatter differently on different surfaces.  So mix it up and enjoy your finska on grass, snow and sand.



competitions 
 
Tournaments and competitions are now played all over the world. The Australian Finska Championship has grown rapidly with the 2023 event involving 256 competitors battling it out to be crowned Australian Champions. Find out more about the AFC and other Finska events across Australia.

find competitions



quoits 

Popular the world over but particularly so in Australia, solid quoits sets are an Aussie tradition.  Hand crafted from hardwood our quoits block and peg is built to last and stays true to the originals loved by past generations.  In our view, modern low quality copies made from chip board lack integrity and just don't cut it.   We hope you agree.  These timeless games are all great to play outside but are equally at home in your games room or on that back verandah or deck.

Dear Planet Finska...

"I bought a set of quoits for my family to give me for my birthday. Well my birthday has just been and I've now seen the set for the 1st time, I love it. Thanks so much. They are just what I wanted   !!!!!!!!!!   Great Set. You should be proud.”  
Unedited customer email October 2013




bowl 'em over 


Our traditional skittles set crafted form hardwood is great to play outside but can also be played in that long hallway, the games room or on the verandah in classic Aussie style. Under supervision of course! Skittles; a perfect alternative to those dastardly i-thingos! Improve hand-eye coordination, stand up and get some fresh air.



hoops of fun 


Hoopla is a simple but great fun traditional ring toss game for young and old.   Our version is played on a timber cross with 5 pegs and has origins as a Victorian parlour game.  Hoopla will provide a lot of laughs at your next barbecue or children's party.  It is an excellent way to get the kids counting and adding in fives.



hooked on hookey 


Who doesn't remember the old hookey board hanging on the verandah or nailed to the wall of the backyard dunny?   At last, a real set of hookey Grandpa would be proud of.  Unlike modern cheapies that are much smaller and made from chipboard, our 2015 design turns back the clock and delivers a real full sized  board crafted from hardwood.  Our premium hookey is beautifully finished in high gloss varnish and comes with 13 hooks and 6 silicon rings in traditional black.



the game of kings​


Chess by Planet Finska is our elegant take on this ancient and respected game.  Our board is crafted from thick, beautiful Linden plywood and our striking geometric chess piece designs are honed from high quality polished resin which are weighted for a high end feel. 

This set is presented in a premium charcoal gift box with understated branding. Chess by Planet Finska is both beautiful to play and is the perfect piece to enhance any interior.
 



from ancient Persia​


Backgammon by Planet Finska is our designer version of this classic game of strategy . Our full size Backgammon design is crafted from beautiful linden plywoof, a timber often used in guitars. Each set comes with two faux leather dice cups, 40mm ivory and black Backgammon stones, 5-piece dice set and easy to follow rules.



darts 


Who doesn't remember the old hookey board hanging on the verandah or nailed to the wall of the backyard dunny?   At last, a real set of hookey Grandpa would be proud of.  Unlike modern cheapies that are much smaller and made from chipboard, our 2015 design turns back the clock and delivers a real full sized  board crafted from hardwood.  Our premium hookey is beautifully finished in high gloss varnish and comes with 13 hooks and 6 silicon rings in traditional black.



croquet 


After much work and frequent requests to add croquet to our range, we've done it.   Croquet by Planet Finska.  Fair to say,  it took a lot more to get it right than we expected.  At the snooty end, over priced croquet sets with posh names made quality croquet inaccessible and unnecessarily exclusive.

That's a real shame because croquet is a seriously good game and in our view deserves wider appreciation.  At the other end,  low quality wooden balls, thin plastic hoops and mallets made from cheap pine hit the mark in terms of price but miss it completely in terms of design,  playing experience and equipment that lasts.  We hope our croquet range, custom designed and built from premium hardwood will open up this enormously fun game to Australians everywhere.   We think quality well crafted croquet should be enjoyed as much in the backyard and local park, as it is on the croquet club lawn.   In our view, that's now possible.



boules & bocce 


Our beautiful boules and bocce sets are a must have for your outdoor games collection or next memorable picnic with friends and relatives. For those in the know, Bocce is the Italian cousin of the French game Boules.  The rules are similar, with the aim of the game being to land your ball as near as you can to the smaller sized pallino.   Bocce balls are crafted from superior polished resin and much larger and heavier than boules which are made from polished steel.