Makahiki season, the annual festive season approximately mid-October through mid-February, was dedicated to the god Lono, patron of sports. During this time, all unnecessary work ceased, war was kapu (forbidden), and the temple services were suspended. The warriors during this off-season would play games to help their skills of hand/eye coordination, precision, aim, and patience.
'Ulu maika is similar to bowling . Stone disk is made of Corian (colors vary depending on availability). Stone size is about 3" in diameter, 1.5" thick.
To play the game you need:
· A Large space, open flat grassy surface is best, which was called “kahua maika”.
· 1 'Ulu Maika (stone)
· 2 stakes (Cones may be used) set up about 8-10” apart.
· Rope, tape, chalk, or flat boards, etc. to mark the throwing line. These are about 15-20 feet away from the stakes. Distance may vary according to the level of proficiency.
· Goal is to roll the 'Ulu Maika in between the stakes
**Be advised we only are providing the 'Ulu Maika. You will need to provide your own game set up.