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Re: New Crokinole Boards

Post by Isgrimnur » Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:19 pm

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Post by hentzau » Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:06 pm

wonderpug wrote:It is time! The prophecy has come true!

(Can you crokinole experts recommend a crokinole board for me to put on my wishlist? Not too expensive, but not crap -- looking for that sweet spot of affordability & quality)
I cannot recommend these boards highly enough. For a first time board, this is what I'm pointing everyone towards. For only about $30 more, you're getting a board that is head and shoulders above the Mayday boards.

The craftsmanship of this board is top notch, and you can customize it with what stain and color you want. I bought this board to be my "traveling" board, but it has quickly become my favorite board. It cost half of what my "good" board cost me, but I absolutely love it...from a design, playability, and cost perspective, it can't be beat.
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Re: New Crokinole Boards

Post by hentzau » Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:35 pm

Hey 'pug! Did you ever order your board?
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Re: New Crokinole Boards

Post by wonderpug » Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:10 am

Sadly, no. I still really want one, but I just couldn't bring myself to ask Santa for a $100-150 game I've never even played. Hopefully I'll be able to get my own sometime in 2013, but I might also try and build my own sometime.

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Post by miltonite » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:02 am

I have one of the relatively inexpensive boards and it was a great purchase IMO.
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Post by coopasonic » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:03 pm

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/may ... ing-case-p" target="_blank

$95 for a mayday board, $115 adds a clock so you can wall mount it with a purpose.
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Re: New Crokinole Boards

Post by wonderpug » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:17 pm

Ooh, that's very tempting, thanks

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Post by hentzau » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:58 pm

The most tempting part of that is the $45 carry bags. I need a good carry bag, my wife (god bless her) has tried a couple of times to sew me one, but they all end up not being very efficient. Or attractive.

I've looked at buying a padded gong bag, but those run about $90...a bit steep when the board itself was $150.
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Post by hentzau » Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:50 pm

Tonight, for Webelos, we were working on the Scientist pin, and Newton's 1st law was the subject.

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Post by hentzau » Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:04 pm

Just found out recently the Joel, the guy who made the Puzzler boards that I recommend to everyone, has stopped manufacturing boards. It's a shame, they were amazing quality boards for a very reasonable price. I hope he comes back and starts manufacturing again soon...I really wanted one of this collapsible tables.
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Re: New Crokinole Boards

Post by AWS260 » Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:04 pm

Crokinole has hit the big time.


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Re: New Crokinole Boards

Post by Anonymous Bosch » Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:52 pm

For anyone interested in a much more economical, convenient, and portable dexterity game along the lines of Crokinole, I thoroughly recommend checking out Push It. Granted, it ain't much to look at, but if the price tag and necessary table and storage space required for a decent Crokinole set turns you off, Push It makes for an immensely enjoyable alternative that scratches the same itch.
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Re: New Crokinole Boards

Post by hentzau » Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:26 pm

That was a good review. But I do disagree with him on the 2 vs 4 player. I always have more fun playing 4 player than 2.
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Re: New Crokinole Boards

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That was a good review. But I do disagree with him on the 2 vs 4 player. I always have more fun playing 4 player than 2.
That's true of Push It, too. Playing the 4-player team game (2 vs. 2) is terrific fun, and plays quite differently to the 2-player game. Better yet, the game can be taught in less than a minute, and is incredibly portable so it can easily be played in a bar, pub, restaurant, etc (basically anywhere players can sit around a smooth table).
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Re: New Crokinole Boards

Post by Ralph-Wiggum » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:00 pm

I shouldn't have watched that review. I now feel like I must play Crokinole...

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Ralph-Wiggum wrote:I shouldn't have watched that review. I now feel like I must play Crokinole...
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Re: New Crokinole Boards

Post by wonderpug » Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:52 pm

Dammit, I finally got around to watching the Shut Up & Sit Down review and now the urge to get a board (or at least really ask for it for my birthday or Christmas) is stronger than ever.

Can I get some updated recommendations for a good board to start with? I think I'd be looking in the $150-200 range, stretching to $300 if there was a compelling argument to be made for the higher cost board.

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Re: New Crokinole Boards

Post by Isgrimnur » Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:57 pm

If you pay coop enough, he might smuggle a BGG Con board out for you.

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Re: New Crokinole Boards

Post by Anonymous Bosch » Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:50 pm

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Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:52 pm
Dammit, I finally got around to watching the Shut Up & Sit Down review and now the urge to get a board (or at least really ask for it for my birthday or Christmas) is stronger than ever.

Can I get some updated recommendations for a good board to start with? I think I'd be looking in the $150-200 range, stretching to $300 if there was a compelling argument to be made for the higher cost board.
I would strongly encourage you try playing Push It first. Having played both Crokinole and Push It, it's a surprisingly similar experience (granted, Push It obviously does not include a fancy bespoke board with bumpers and such, but the basic gameplay is very much the same).

It's available through Amazon for <$30 shipped and due to its terrific portability, I can pretty much guarantee you'll be able to play it more often than a $200 - $300 Crokinole set (unless you're fortunate enough to have the room to keep a Crokinole board set up on a more permanent basis). Better yet, you can bust it out in a bar and teach the game in less than a minute.
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Post by hentzau » Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:02 pm

Try out Mayday Games. You can get a Maple board for $100 + Shipping. I have one of the first mayday boards which I would not recommend, because they actually used a decal for the top of the board. I got it for free, and it works fine, but I would have been disappointed in that board. This board they have here looks pretty nice. Plus you get a scoring box and extra pucks. If you get that one, I would recommend you also get the rubber tubing and screw upgrade for it.
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