|Project by Mr M's Woodshop||posted 05-28-2014 04:45 PM||29655 views||10 times favorited||8 comments|
I saw Anthony’s excellent post of his Battleshots game, and it reminded me that I built a slightly different version a couple of years ago.
Anthony built the home version; I built the tailgate version.
This version was actually a design project for one of my son’s classes while working on his Masters in Engineering.
Yes, it was that important.
You can read some perspective on the collegiate process in my personal blog, here.
The playing surfaces are mdf. The sightline baffles are hardboard; the frame edges were routed with slots so the baffles could easily slip into place. The unit is held together with 2 piano hinges; the game folds easily for transport and storage.
The popularity of drinking games is well known, but I will observe that playing this game with shots could be a bad idea. This game was designed for (partially filled) glasses of beer, similar to beer pong. This was also a design consideration: 10 shots for the loser sounded like too much, even for the college-age designers!
-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA, http://www.MowryJournal.com