KOOBA Game Review (KOOBA)

What It Is

KOOBA is a magnetic target game that can be played indoors or outdoors. You play by launching a magnetic Aero disc at the KOOBA board with a pair of sticks. To do this, put both sticks through the Aero with the red side of the Aero facing you. Hold your arms in front of you at eye level with the sticks crossed. Pull your arms apart in opposite directions to launch the Aero. Hopefully, the Aero will land on and stick to the KOOBA board.

When you're done with target practice, play KOOBA competitively with two to four players. Each player places a magnetic marker in one of the four home corners. Then, take turns launching three Aeros at the KOOBA board. You want the Aero to touch or land in the large yellow circle in the middle, called the "eye". For every Aero that does this, move your marker forward that number of spaces. Once you reach your "lock" circle on the board, you must try to get an Aero to touch the white KOOBA piece in the center of the eye. The first player to do so wins the game.

At any point during the game, a player can win if he or she lands an Aero on the KOOBA's hook.

The game also includes instructions for playing two other KOOBA games: KOOBA Derby, which is for two players, and KOOBA Baseball, which is for two to 20 players.

KOOBA comes with two sticks, three Aeros, four markers, a KOOBA piece, a folding board with integrated stick storage, and instructions.

Is It Fun?

There is a bit of a learning curve when it comes to launching the Aero, but even when you're not hitting the right spot on the board or missing the board completely, that's part of the fun and play. We were pretty bad at this when we first started out, but even so, we just couldn't stop playing this addictive game. This would be fun to play outdoors at a party as an alternative to other outdoor games, such as horseshoes, washers, or bocce ball.

Who It’s For

KOOBA is for ages 14 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

You'll need to hang the KOOBA board in order to play, but the game does not include any tools for hanging.

Make sure you're hang the KOOBA board in an area free of obstacles, and also make sure no one is in front or to the sides of you when shooting.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy