Conkers is a traditional game played using the seeds of horse chestnut trees.
The game is played by two players, each with a conker threaded onto a piece of string: they take turns striking each other's conker until one breaks. The first recorded game of conkers took place in 1848 (but that doesn't mean it wasn't around before that), the game grew in popularity during the 19th century. Conkers are also known regionally as Cheesers, Cheggers and Cobblers.
Get the world playing conkers
Establish conkers recognised as an international sport
Take the game
back from the kids
We get it! Sometimes you're itching for a fight but there's no tournament on. Now that The Conker Federation has officially recognised 'Street Conkers' and 'The Gentlemen's Game', you can join one of our leagues and arrange skirmishes with other league members. Do you have what it takes to get to the top of the table?
A battle of skill, everyone uses the same nut tech.
A battle of wits, on the street anything goes.
SCORING THE GAME
If a 'Two-er' defeats a 'Three-er', then it becomes a 'Six-er'.
Two + Win + Three = Six
If you de-string a 'One-er' then your 'None-er' becomes a 'Two-er'. It scores one for the win and takes the score of the other.
When you start with a new conkers they are known as a 'None-ers'. If you win your bout, that 'None-er', becomes a 'One-er'