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We are current SOLD OUT of Crokinole boards.

Due to a heavy work load on my day job, I have not been able to keep up with the demand for Crokinole boards. When things lighten up on my job, I will begin making boards again. Until then, thank you for your support.

—Greg

All of the boards you see on the "Boards For Sale" tab are available, unless there is a "SOLD" sign on them. The prices are listed next to each board and include the 24 playing pieces (12 black, 12 natural) and the latex rubber bumpers for the posts.

Shipping

The price does not include shipping.
The cost of shipping to an address within the contiguous 48 states in the USA is $35.
If you live anywhere else contact us about shipping before you order at order@crokinoleboard.com.
You may pick up the board and save the shipping charge. The pick up location is in the Dallas Texas area.

Payment

The preferred method for payment is PayPal. After you have sent a request for a particular board, a PayPal invoice will be sent to your e-mail. You can use your credit card to complete the order or use your PayPal account to send the funds.

Optional Shipping

The board will be shipped as quickly as possible. If you need expedited shipping or overnight shipping, please include this as a request in your order e-mail. You will be contacted via e-mail (or by phone if you include your number) to select an option that works best for you. After you select an option for shipping, a PayPal invoice will be sent to you reflecting your choice in shipping methods.

Company Information

Crokinole Board is a company whose production side is made up of a single craftsman, Greg Ehrhardt. Greg strives for constant improvement in the quality of the crokinole boards produced. As an example Greg uses an uncut sheet of high-quality hardwood plywood to make the gutters on these boards, many of the other crokinole boards available on-line have 'pieced' gutters. The solid, one-piece, gutter does add to the amount of plywood needed to make each board, but the strength and appearance gained is just the type of quality improvements that Greg looks to incorporate into his boards.

Reviews

You can see a comment from a Board Game Geek Buyer here: http://boardgamegeek.com/article/8163134#8163134
"I ordered one of his boards and it arrived today. It is beautiful, and I could not be more satisfied it. "

Here is another: http://boardgamegeek.com/article/8741398#8741398
"I bought my board from www.crokinoleboard.com. Each board is hand made by Greg Ehrhardt. I am VERY pleased with the craftsmanship, the price, and the customer service."

Here is a customer e-mail: "I received my board yesterday & I am thrilled with the quality! I just recently joined several groups/clubs of gamers in the Charleston area." "I will definitely be recommending your board to all our players."

Board Structure

All of the crokinole boards made by Greg have a 26 inch playing surface (full tournament size). The fence, outer rail, is extra wide for more edge strength and durability.

Metal posts are a feature on the newest boards. The metal post are either brass or stainless steel, see photos.

If you have any questions, please e-mail them to info@crokinoleboard.com

History

The eariest crokinole board found so far is the board made by Eckhardt Wettlaufer in 1876.

The name of the game, crokinole, is thought to have been derived from the french word croquignole, the word for a cookie shaped like the pieces in the game of crokinole. The word croquignole also means a light flick, normally to the head and likely comes from the word "croquer" (to crunch).

Rules

Crokinole is most commonly played by two players, or by four players in teams of two, with partners sitting across the board from each other. Players take turns flicking their discs from the outer edge of their quadrant of the board onto the playfield. Shooting is usually done by flicking the disc with a finger. If there are any enemy discs on the board, a player must make contact, directly or indirectly, with an enemy disc during the shot. If unsuccessful, the shot disc is "fouled" and removed from the board, along with any of the player's other discs that were moved during the shot.

When there are no enemy discs on the board, many (but not all) rules also state that a player must shoot for the center of the board, and a shot disc must finish either completely inside the 15-point guarded ring line, or (depending on the specifics of the rules) be inside or touching this line. This is often called the "no hiding" rule, since it prevents players from placing their first shots where their opponent must traverse completely though the guarded centre ring to hit them and avoid fouling. When playing without this rule, a player may generally make any shot desired, and as long as a disc remains completely inside the outer line of the playfield, it remains on the board. During any shot, any disc that falls completely into the recessed central "20" hole is removed from play, and counts as twenty points for the owner of the disc at the end of the round, assuming the shot is valid.

Scoring occurs after all pieces (generally 12 per player or team) have been played, and is differential: i.e., the player or team with higher score is awarded the difference between the higher and lower scores for the round, thus only one team or player each round gains points. Play continues until a predetermined winning score is reached.