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Quoridor game (quick & dirty)

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Project by Picklehead posted 12-31-2015 04:26 PM 2618 views 39 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a last-minute family Christmas gift this year. I started it December 23rd at 8 pm. I had to work the next day and still managed to pull it off! I had never heard of this game until a few days before making it. It has received a lot of attention and been played many times already. Such an easy game to pick up and play. Most games don’t take any longer than ten minutes, and somehow it’s fun even if you lose. Many thanks to vipond33 for the informative links, to kiefer for the design of the “owls” (which I shamelessly stole), and to kiefer’s wife for the name of the “owls”. Maple and walnut with a danish oil finish (which still needs some work on the “thirsty” end-grain). I have added a (quick & dirty) tutorial on how I made this HERE.

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.





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#1 posted 12-31-2015 05:20 PM

Really nice work.

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#2 posted 12-31-2015 11:47 PM

That looks great! And I agree that it is a fun game.

Next year you should start working a little earlier, say December 23rd at Noon, and crank our something like this.

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#3 posted 01-01-2016 05:24 AM

Great work! I am doing a scrabble board for a friend’s wedding this spring and need to cut those grooves, did you use the table saw or a router?

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#4 posted 01-01-2016 12:16 PM

I used a table saw with a four wing chipper from my dado set to get a flat bottom groove. Also used an Inca fence to make the squares the same size, but you could do it with a regular fence if you’re careful.

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#5 posted 01-01-2016 02:17 PM

Never heard of Quoridor , but it looks like a game of building walls to block your opponent. Kinda like checkers, but with blocking allowed.

Looks fun

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#6 posted 01-01-2016 02:56 PM



That looks great! And I agree that it is a fun game.

Next year you should start working a little earlier, say December 23rd at Noon, and crank our something like this.

- ChuckV

I don’t know. Noon’s a little early for me. If I started at 4:00 I could probably whip out one of these:

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#7 posted 01-01-2016 03:02 PM

The game is certainly unique to me for I’ve never seen it before nor have I herd of it. However, you certainly have done a fine job on the making of the board and the pieces to play the game with. It will certainly be a conversation piece that will also act as an invitation to play the game. Congratulations.

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#8 posted 01-01-2016 05:31 PM

Well made to a tight schedule. Interesting looking game.

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#9 posted 01-01-2016 06:06 PM

That is great! I have been wanting to make that game for quite awhile. Nice job.

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#10 posted 01-02-2016 12:21 AM

It really is easy to make. Just make sure to do your cross-grain cuts first, then do your cuts with the grain to avoid tearout. The hardest part for me was getting the thickness of the ‘walls’ right using a thin rip setup on the tablesaw. Next time I’ll make a thin planing jig.

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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#11 posted 01-02-2016 04:40 PM

I was not aware of existence of such a game,nice how you put in the practice.

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#12 posted 01-03-2016 06:55 AM

nice work…. any instructions for the game, guessing it is relatively simple, perhaps surround the playing piece to win?

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#13 posted 01-03-2016 01:40 PM



nice work…. any instructions for the game, guessing it is relatively simple, perhaps surround the playing piece to win?

- WistysWoodWorkingWonders

WWWW. see the link to vipond33’s thread in my original post (above), where he has links to several helpful pages.

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#14 posted 01-03-2016 05:37 PM

The best place for directions on games is boardgamegeek.com

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#15 posted 10-26-2016 01:16 PM

I’ve posted a short tutorial based on my memory of making this HERE.

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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