Quoits Games

Quoits Games

The traditional game of Quoits has a long history. The old game, still played in certain British pubs, uses steel quoits that are thrown at metal pins embedded in beds of soft clay. During the last couple of centuries, various indoor versions of quoits appeared. We have Deck Quoits, popular on cruise liners from the early 1900s, Evesham Quoits - a pub game which is a miniaturised version of the outdoor sport as well as the great old game of Rings.

Single Stake Quoits

Rope Deck Quoits

From £54.90

Steel Quoits

Due 08 Jul 2015

Hoopla Game

From £6.49

 

Rings

£36.90

 
 
 
 

Multiple Stake Quoits

We recommend single stake Quoits as it is more skillful and we think more enjoyable. However, children may prefer the variety of multiple stake quoits below. This form of quoits emerged as a parlour game in Victorian times.

 

Garden Games Quoits in a zip bag

Garden Games Quoits in a zip bag

The version of quoits played on a cross with 5 pins was originally invented as a Victorian parlour game. It's less skillful than the traditional game with one pin, but is a lot of fun for children or a great diversion at summer parties or fetes. This c...

Jaques Compact Quoits

Jaques Compact Quoits

The type of quoits played on a cross with 5 pins was originally invented as a Victorian parlour game. Jaques Compact Quoits is a lot of fun for children or a great diversion at summer parties or fetes. This version of the game is by Jaques, the oldest...

Single Hoopla block and post (suitable for 25cm hoops)

Single Hoopla block and post (suitable for 25cm hoops)

This is a single block with post. It can be used to supplement our existing standard sets or it could be bought with a set of hoops. See also our standard Hoopla set of 12 hoops with 6 blocks and posts. The post is marginally appears to be too big f...

Pair steel quoits 5¼lb (2.4Kg each quoit)

Pair steel quoits 5¼lb (2.4Kg each quoit)

It doesn't come more traditional than this. Forget your rope rings and rubber quoits; these are the genuine article. The ancient game of Quoits has been played for centuries in Scotland, Wales and England, and its ancestor was played in the first Olympi...

Set of 12 wooden Hoops for Hoopla (25cm diameter)

Set of 12 wooden Hoops for Hoopla (25cm diameter)

Hoopla or Hooplah is a game we're sure you'll recognise from fair-grounds and school fetes. The object of the game is to throw a hoop over some kind of prize that's conveniently propped up on a small target pedestal or block. As it's mainly played for fun...

Quoits with Canvas Carry Bag

Quoits with Canvas Carry Bag

Quoits is a traditional lawn game of skill and accuracy, ideal for players of any age. Players throw a Quoit ring, aiming to land over wooden pegs mounted on a solid base. The polished solid wood base measures 51cm square and 24cm high and comprises f...

Ring Toss / Cross Quoits

Ring Toss / Cross Quoits

Quoits is a fun game to be enjoyed by children and adults alike. It is a game of skill and accuracy as players compete to throw their rings from a distance around one of the wooden posts. This cross quoits game features 5 pins, all scoring a different ...

Traditional Quoits


The traditional game of Quoits has a long and venerable history. The full game is played outdoors using iron or steel quoits that are thrown at metal pins embedded in beds of soft clay. Although a beginner will always aim for a "ringer", the game is very tactical and a ringer is not always the best shot - expert players will often attempt to "cover" the pin with a the top of a quoit sticking out of the clay in order to prevent their opponent from being able to place a better quoit. A well aimed quoit can deliberately flip an opponent's quoit out of the way. Two versions of traditional outdoor Quoits are played - "The Northern Game" played in the North of England and "The Long Game" played in Scotland, Wales and North Suffolk, England. The Long Game is as much a test of strength as skill with heavy metal quoits weighing up to 10lb being tossed 18 or 21 yards at a pin that is flush with the clay and consequently barely visible. Scotland and Wales still play an international once a year. In England, the Long game only survives in any major form in Suffolk where somewhat different rules and lighter quoits lend a quite different flavour.

More popular in England is the Northern Game which is played at the shorter distance of 11 yards and features a pin that sticks slightly out of the ground so a ringer properly encircles the stake. The game is more tactical because only the top ringer scores which obviously gives a nominal advantage to the player who tosses second. The first player therefore usually endeavours to block the second player's quoit by a covering the pin with the body of the quoit or maybe by positioning a quoit right in front of the stake.

You can learn more about the History of Quoits from the Online Guide to Traditional Games.

 

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