Quoridor Games for Christmas

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Project by jred posted 01-27-2012 05:08 AM 6970 views 42 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I first found out about this game here on Lumberjocks. I played online and really enjoyed it. Decided to make some of them for Christmas presents this year. Bonus was that they were all made out of scrap wood I had laying around; didn’t purchase anything new. The first one is maple with Cherry outer layers and the one in the poorer quality picture was oak in the middle overlayed with paduak. This was a really neat color combination and was especially suited for my folks who live in Indiana and are IU fans: go red and white!

Learned some interesting lessons on the first one that really helped clean up the second, namely: plan your cuts. Cut the grooves against the grain first, otherwise every single square will tearout.

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#1 posted 01-27-2012 05:37 AM

Very unique, and a great idea. I like it.

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho

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#2 posted 01-27-2012 06:19 AM

Looks like a very cool game!

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#3 posted 01-27-2012 06:21 AM

Nicely done version of a great game. I like the rails you’ve put around the perimeter.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#4 posted 01-27-2012 07:20 AM

A very cool game ,first time I’ve every this game.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 01-27-2012 07:33 AM

I like this game and I have thought about making one myself. You did an outstanding job!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#6 posted 01-27-2012 02:42 PM

this is very neat. I’ve never heard of it before. thnx for posting… now I gotta make one/a few looks like Santa will get an early start this year…. hahaha whoops, I mean hohoho

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#7 posted 01-27-2012 05:56 PM

very nice, I like the border around the play area, I made some of these for my Gkids, they love it, even a 5 yr old plays it, and very well too.

-- Smitty!!!

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#8 posted 01-27-2012 06:18 PM

It sure looks like an interesting game. How do you play it?

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#9 posted 01-28-2012 03:23 PM

The idea is to get your player to the other side first. Along the way barriers are put up to impede your progress. A pathway to the end always has to be left open, so you can often put barriers in your own way to limit the opponents ability to hinder you. The key is to keep your opponent guessing about what you’ll do next, and make him retrace his steps as much as possible: wasted movement.
Thanks for the positive comments!

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#10 posted 01-28-2012 11:22 PM

Nice to see someone join the club as I enjoy the game too.
Very nicely done .


-- Kiefer

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