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Uniquely Pinoy: Coco Pins at Coco Grove Resort in Siquijor

While on vacation and checked in at the Coco Grove Resort in Tubod, San Juan, Siquijor, we were amused to come across this unique game at the resort patterned from bowling and a little bit of chess. The game is called Coco Pins and we found about two areas near the Tubod Beach where it can be played. It's probably called Coco Pins because it uses a coconut to knock down wooden pins similar to that in bowling.














How The Game is Played

Coco pins game at Coco Grove Beach Resort in barangay Tubod San Juan Siquijor Central Visayas Philippines
Play area by Tubod Beach in San Juan, Siquijor, Philippines


Number of Players 

Coco Pins can be played by any number of players. They take their turns in playing the game. When we found this game, there were five (5) of us and we all took our turns in playing the game.

Coco Pins Game Rules

Firstly, the wooden pins are arranged on a wooden frame with the "king" in the middle. Eight other regular pins are placed around the "king".

Coco pins game at Coco Grove Beach Resort in barangay Tubod San Juan Siquijor Central Visayas Philippines
Game start


When the wooden pieces are already arranged on the wooden frame, a player takes a suspended coconut and stretches it as far as he wants to before he lets it go with the objective of knocking as many pins as the suspended coconut can. Player get's  two (2) chances to knock all the pins out.

Coco pins game at Coco Grove Beach Resort in barangay Tubod San Juan Siquijor Central Visayas Philippines
4 pins left


Scoring the Coco Pins Game

For every pin that is knocked down, a player scores one (1) point. Knocking down the "king" scores two (2) points for the player. The player with the most number of points wins the game.

Where to Play

I don't know if they have this setup elsewhere in Siquijor. I found this game while walking along the stretch of Tubod Beach inside the Coco Grove Beach Resort in San Juan, Siquijor, Philippines.

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