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Fingerboard! (It's not what you think!)
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.
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.
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.
ChristopherMD wrote: According to wikipedia this is a variant of Carrom.
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.
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.