The Mölkky World Championships were organised last weekend in Samoëns, France in which almost 800 competitors participated.
Mölkky is a skittle pin game similar to bowling or petanque and uses 12 wooden pins numbered one to 12 which are knocked down by a bigger pin – the Mölkky. The player to reach exactly 50 points wins. While some companies sell their own branded version of the game such as Finska or Klop, the Mölkky trademark is now owned by the Finnish board game company Tactic Games. The production of the game is eco‐friendly as the company uses excess wood from other projects, with natural timber sourced from 100% sustainable Finnish forests.
France hosted the Mölkky World Championship this year. Last Friday, the national team competition was played, where the trophy was won by Belgium (breaking a long run of wins by Finland). On Sunday, the World Cup medalists were decided – the Finnish team won gold, the French team won silver and the Czech team won bronze. In addition to France and Finland, there were teams from Japan, Australia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Italy, Spain, Greece, Belgium, Turkey, Switzerland, Portugal, Estonia, Ireland, Germany and the UK.
Next year, the World Championship will be held in Finland, and in 2024, for the first time, the World Championship will be held outside of Europe, in Japan. In addition, a large number of other tournaments around the world will be organised in the coming years (European & Asian Championships, Indoor Championships and many national championships and tournaments).
Competitive Mölkky play has expanded wildly in recent years as the game’s popularity has grown around the world. Tactic Games owns the Mölkky trademark, is responsible for the game’s sales worldwide, and is contributing to the implementation of competition activities together with the international Mölkky association IMO and the national Mölkky associations.
For further information on Tactic Games visit www.games.tactic.net/en/tactic/contacts/