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Fingerboard! (It's not what you think!)

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19 Dec 2019 01:00 #305290 by engineer Al
I love dexterity games, and “flicking” games in particular, so...

From South Africa comes an entirely new FLICK!

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19 Dec 2019 14:12 #305291 by Berger5
The correct way to flick the shooter can be seen in this video:
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19 Dec 2019 14:39 #305292 by WadeMonnig
I'd play it.

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19 Dec 2019 15:22 #305294 by ubarose
I got recruited to play Fingerboard for this review. It was so much fun.

I think it particularity shines with team play. Unlike Crokinole, when you play teams, you aren't always trying to make that sweet shot on your own every time. Instead you can set shots up for each other, or block an opponent's shot, or knock an opponent's coin out of a sweet position. I feel like there is a lot more going on than just trying to shoot coins into the pockets.

Plus, making rebound shots off those bumpers is sweet.
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19 Dec 2019 18:03 #305301 by WadeMonnig
Wait, if it is not what I was thinking, what was I thinking? I'm curious.

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19 Dec 2019 18:58 #305304 by engineer Al
Well, if you do a search for fingerboard, you get pictures of those tiny skateboards being pushed around with a finger. Whenever I mention the name to friends they ask about tiny skateboards...
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19 Dec 2019 21:35 #305311 by Kevin Klemme
I don't know when it's going to fit in the budget, but I gotta have one of these!

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19 Dec 2019 22:03 #305312 by ChristopherMD

WadeMonnig wrote: Wait, if it is not what I was thinking, what was I thinking? I'm curious.


According to wikipedia this is a variant of Carrom.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrom#South_African_fingerboard

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20 Dec 2019 10:40 #305337 by cdennett

ChristopherMD wrote: According to wikipedia this is a variant of Carrom.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrom#South_African_fingerboard

Yeah, I poked the Board Game Barrage folks with this article, as one of them is South African. And yes, he said he's never heard it called "Fingerboard" but that he's played a lot of Carrom. I must say, this looks far more fun then Crokinole, but I doubt I'd have a opponents for this one.
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20 Dec 2019 10:42 #305338 by moofrank
It is definitely a Carrom variant, although the strikers, the fixed location for the striker shots, and the final blue discs are different.

Carrom also has a few variants in structure. Older North American sets use small cues to hit the discs, and proper Indian sets have holes which are just a few millimeters larger than the discs. Watch a video of a high-level Carrom tournament and be terrified.

This does look nice, however, and FAR more playable.
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20 Dec 2019 11:55 #305345 by ubarose
It appears to be commonly available in South African sporting goods stores.

It is also called Vignerbakatel, Vingerboard and Flick Board.

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20 Dec 2019 12:03 #305348 by ubarose

moofrank wrote: It is definitely a Carrom variant, although the strikers, the fixed location for the striker shots, and the final blue discs are different.


Also, I think, the rubber bumpers make it different. At least I have never seen a Carrom board with rubber bumpers. Because of the fixed location for the striker, you have to learn how to used those bumpers.

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