Kubb is sidelined with the aim of knocking over wooden blocks by throwing wooden sticks against. The word means Kubb wooden block in the Gotland dialect of Swedish. Kubb can be briefly described as a combination of bowling, horseshoes, and chess. The object of the game is always to overthrow the king before the opposing team does. This, combined with the large amount of strategy that can be used by the players, has led some players and Kubbfans the chess game gave the Vikings nickname.