Indoor Pub Quoits (Step Quoits)
- Traditional Pub game popular either side of the Welsh border
- Hand made in Britain by genuine crafstman in solid wood
- Robust construction suitable for pubs and fairs
- Great fun for adults and children
- With dual colour rubber quoits and rules
Made in Britain
Pub Quoits is an indoor version of quoits that has been thriving around the Welsh/English border for many years. Also, known as indoor quoits, Evesham quoits, Table quoits or Dobbers, the game is thought to have been invented around the end of the nineteenth century and it is a very cleverly miniaturised version of the outdoor quoits game.
The game uses flat rubber rings - one side is coloured black, the other white and any quoit which falls black side up, doesn't score. The quoits board is a good size - at approximately 45cm square - with a central stake and two indented concentric rings. It is usually placed on a table and the throw is from a similar distance to Darts.
Our Pub Quoits game is suitable for pubs and play at home. The board is beautifully hand-made in Britain by a traditional craftsman and the stake screws into the main board for a firm fit. Rules in English are also included.
Masters Pub Quoits board with 4 rubber Pub quoits
45cm square. Quoits 6mm thick with diameter 100mm
17.7 inch square. Quoits 0.2 inch thick with diameter 3.9 inch
Set of 4 rubber Pub Quoits
6mm thick. Diameter 100mm outside and 62mm inside
0.2 inch thick. Diameter 3.9 inch outside and 2.4 inch inside
This game is for play indoors and outdoors but it is not weatherproof or showerproof (warranty may be void if game is exposed to damp or rain).
We no longer sell regulation pub quoits due to their high cost. People who would like to purchase regulation quoits are advised to contact DKL Technical Ltd. of Shrewsbury.
The Origin of Indoor 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 or will occasionally 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.
Rather like Skittles, quoits takes a lot of space and additionally is too messy to play during winter. Enter the indoor version of the game that has been thriving around the Welsh/English border for many years. Known as indoor quoits, Evesham quoits, Table quoits or Dobbers, the game is thought to have been invented around the end of the nineteenth century and it is a very cleverly miniaturised version of the outdoor quoits game which is most enjoyable to play. The game uses flat rubber rings and to make up for their lack of shape, one side is coloured black, the other white and any quoit which falls black side up, doesn't score.
The quoits board is 3 feet square with a central stake and two indented concentric rings. The scores of the stake, and the two rings vary according to the location and the game being played - rather like Darts, it seems that more than one game is played using the same equipment. The standard game would just be a straight race to the final score of 61 points (scored on a cribbage board) but, in Powys particularly, an interesting variant using a special scoreboard is very popular in which each number up to 13 can only be scored once by the first player who manages to score that number in a turn.
You can learn more about the history of quoits from The Online Guide to Traditional Games.