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.
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.
what is it?
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.
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.
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.
World Championships have regularly been played in Finland but as the game expands quickly around the world other countries are keen to host the event. In 2010 and 2011, the Australian Finska Championships were held in Sydney. In 2019, tournaments are planned for Sydney and the Finnish Embassy are hosting "Finska Fest" in Canberra. Early plans are also underway for the 2019 Australian Championships to be held this Spring.
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!
What people say...
Finska Fan One
Thanks for getting me onto Finska. Didn’t know you could have so much fun with a couple of hunks of wood. We have tested it on the lawn, the sand, with the young (4. y.o.) and with the old (82 y.o.). All my family and friends love this game.
Finska Fan Two
In the age of the anti-social video game, it is rare for a game to have such strong appeal for all ages. Finska has a special ability to bring kids, parents and grandparents together for a good old-fashioned contest at the park.
Finska Fan Three
We love Finska, we play it on the beach, in the park, in the back yard.... it is so addictive we even played it on Christmas day in the pouring rain! Finska rocks and will always feature on every holiday we go on.