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09 Mar 2021 00:00 #320253 by Sagrilarus
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Background -- my kids' high school shop teacher (it's a...

It's not exactly the first thing on your mind when you move into a new house but at some point you need to get the hulking piece of wood propped up against the bookself a proper place, and if it's a Crokinole board that likely means hung on a wall to see because, well, you damn well want everyone to know you have a Crokinole board.

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09 Mar 2021 02:13 #320254 by mc
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Huh. Not having ever seen a board in real life it never occurred to me that the storage solution would be to hang it on a wall.

Maybe that's doable after all!

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09 Mar 2021 07:23 - 09 Mar 2021 07:25 #320257 by jason10mm
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Thats great. Ive never played but every game con I've ever been to has some set up. There are some REALLY fancy ones out there. They would make for a nice coffee table centerpiece or wall art.

Did you ever consider 2 pegs at 4 and 8 o'clock and just rest the board on them? A bit more work on the wall i suppose and not as elegant an end result.

Clearly the STEM solution would have been an electromagnet mounted in the wall with a voice activated switch ('Crokinole ON!" to activate it, for example) that holds a plate mounted on the bottom of the board.

Probably mess with your lights/speakers and cause kitchen knives to fly across the room though :p
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09 Mar 2021 08:17 #320258 by hotseatgames
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This was a fun DIY story, thanks!

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09 Mar 2021 10:23 #320263 by RobertB
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$50 is a good price for a well-built one of those. The kid who built it must not have played it.

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09 Mar 2021 10:50 #320268 by Sagrilarus
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RobertB wrote: $50 is a good price for a well-built one of those. The kid who built it must not have played it.


I get the feeling that after spending an entire semester creating it (with virtually zero skills to start) you look at the board with a very different set of eyes. Every flaw speaks to the crafter in a much sharper voice than it does to the rest of us. He may have been happy to take the $50 and be done with it.

I'm not a guy that worries about the thickness of the cardboard or centering of the cards, so if I game is in playable condition I'm good to go. This board functions as it should, I have fun with the kids playing on it, so I'm happy as a clam to have gotten it for the price.
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09 Mar 2021 11:30 #320272 by hotseatgames
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Sagrilarus wrote: Every flaw speaks to the crafter in a much sharper voice than it does to the rest of us.


Board game designer's motto right here

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09 Mar 2021 12:06 - 09 Mar 2021 12:07 #320275 by Disgustipater
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Sagrilarus wrote: Every flaw speaks to the crafter in a much sharper voice than it does to the rest of us.

This is why I am so reluctant to make items to sell, despite knowing that no one notices all the flaws that I think I see.

On topic, I really need to get around to making a Crokinole board. I’ve been saying this for years though. The plywood sheet would be enough for two boards. Maybe the first one could be a standard looking board for practice and the second one could be a bit more unique. I’d really like to do a Lichtenberg design in the four quadrants and fill it with resin.
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09 Mar 2021 12:57 #320280 by Gary Sax
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Sag's post has been hanging with me all day. I feel like it's the most profound thing that has ever been said in these forums.

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09 Mar 2021 13:58 #320284 by RobertB
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I bought one of Hilinsky's boards, a long time ago. Here's how they make them: hilinski.net/woodgamesold/howto/howto.html

From what I can tell, you'd better like sanding.

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09 Mar 2021 14:10 #320285 by Disgustipater
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I’ve had that bookmarked forever. It’s what I intend to follow.
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09 Mar 2021 14:20 - 09 Mar 2021 14:56 #320286 by Count Orlok
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They aren't too difficult to make. I put together a couple last year. Routing something that large was a pain, getting the lines an even thickness proved a challenge, and my bending setup was a little too small for the task, but they turned out okay.

I can put one together for anyone who wants a custom board as long as you pay for materials and time.

(Edit: I don't know if I'm an idiot or what, but I can't seem to attach anything, but here's a link )
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09 Mar 2021 14:47 #320288 by Msample
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Sagrilarus wrote:

RobertB wrote: $50 is a good price for a well-built one of those. The kid who built it must not have played it.


I get the feeling that after spending an entire semester creating it (with virtually zero skills to start) you look at the board with a very different set of eyes. Every flaw speaks to the crafter in a much sharper voice than it does to the rest of us. He may have been happy to take the $50 and be done with it.

I'm not a guy that worries about the thickness of the cardboard or centering of the cards, so if I game is in playable condition I'm good to go. This board functions as it should, I have fun with the kids playing on it, so I'm happy as a clam to have gotten it for the price.


Reminds me of playtesting games. When it finally comes out, you’re so sick of it, its arrival is somewhat anticlimactic.
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09 Mar 2021 16:05 #320292 by ChristopherMD
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Nice article. I gifted myself a Muzzies board for my 40th birthday and now it hangs in the kitchen near the table. Everyone always thinks it's art not a game.
muzzies.ca/product/annapolis-tournament-board-2/
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10 Mar 2021 12:10 #320336 by engineer Al
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Fun read SAG, thanks! Personally I have always been afraid to hang my board on the wall. It's just so heavy. If it came crashing down I would be incredibly upset.

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