Quatro Game

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Project by jbschutz posted 12-18-2012 05:03 PM 4904 views 14 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Quatro Game.... ala Steve Ramsey. After Steve posted his version of the Quatro Game, I had to do one. My version is a bit more compact, about 7.5 inches square, but works the same. The board is 1/4 inch walnut glued on top of 1/4 cherry faced plywood. The board is framed with white quarter sawn oak and splined with walnut.
1 1/4 inch holes were drilled through the walnut to create the board positions and reveal the cherry. The playing pieces are white oak and walnut, turned and cut from 3/4 inch stock and drilled with 3/8 inch holes to create the hollows in half the pieces. The game seems simple, but it is loaded with strategy. The object of the game is to get four pieces in a row that have some common characteristic….tall, short…..square, round…..light,dark…..solid, hollow. The kicker is, that your opponent chooses which piece you play. I explained the game to my wife, and the first time we played, she wupped me. Beginners luck? I’m not so sure.

-- jbschutz

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#1 posted 12-18-2012 05:56 PM

I really like that game. The first time that I played with an engineer he had a problem with it because it is so different that most games. I would make one if I didn’t already have one. Good job!

-- Al Holstein "I wood do it"

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#2 posted 12-18-2012 08:45 PM

Looks interesting,good job.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 12-18-2012 08:56 PM

Nice set

I did the same after watching Steve

p.s. never win a game with the missus. LoL

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#4 posted 12-18-2012 08:59 PM

Very nice. Will have to put it on the “to do” list. You project came out really nice. Thanks for posting.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#5 posted 12-19-2012 12:20 AM

Very nice looking game and looks like you got to use all your tools on this one .
Like the compact size could be good for taking on a visit .
Keep playing and you will win one soon .LOL

-- Kiefer

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#6 posted 12-19-2012 12:51 AM

A very nice build. I like the wood combos and the design of the everything.

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

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