Crokinole... a blast from the past

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Project by Kelly posted 04-08-2015 01:45 AM 3776 views 17 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had seen several LJ’s post these and thought I might tackle one for myself. I had a piece of 1/4” maple ply left over from another project and used pine for the rest. Initially this was to be trial run and I would later build a second board out of better materials later, but when it was done I liked it well enough that I decided to keep rough draft. Crokinole was a game we played as kids and I thought my own children might enjoy it as well. Remarkably this is a game that has no power chord, no screen, no controllers or even a keyboard and somehow it still turned out to be fun! Who would have ever thought (-:

I wasn’t sure how to lay it out or what the correct size was, I didn’t have the right parts for the posts… ect. But, with a little ad libbing we came up with a board that we have all enjoyed! It’s nothing fancy but I highly recommend you all build one for your own family, it’s almost as much fun to build as it is to play!

For those not familiar with the game heres a link to the rules.

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#1 posted 04-08-2015 04:44 AM

Looks like a nice game. good work.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 04-08-2015 09:40 AM

I definately want to make one of these!!! Anything I can do to get my grandchildren to put down their cell phones for even a few mins would be well worth while. You did a very nice job.

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#3 posted 04-08-2015 10:57 AM

I must have led a sheltered childhood but I am going to research this and try to make one. Looks fun and your game board looks great.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#4 posted 04-08-2015 12:09 PM

Adding to my ‘to do’ list. Very cool project!

-- Steve

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#5 posted 04-08-2015 12:50 PM

Looks like a fun build and a fun game! I’ll have to try it.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#6 posted 04-08-2015 01:38 PM

Very nice work and the game looks like fun!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#7 posted 04-08-2015 02:19 PM

Dang… I may have to try this one myself. There are actually you tube videos of the game and they even have a world championship.. nice job. maybe I can get my kids off their keypads and use a set of different motor skills instead and have fun doing it!

-- "Nothing happens until you build it"

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#8 posted 04-13-2015 04:41 AM

Very Nice Kelly. I still have the one my Grandfather and I use to play on by the hour. Around 1950 Vintage.

Amazing how sore your Index finger nail can get after a few hours.

It’s a great Family game.

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#9 posted 04-17-2015 06:43 AM


-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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