This game is like shuffleboard in the round. Players take turns flicking disks on a board, trying to score points by attaining central regions. The main stipulation being that contact with the other teams' pieces must be made in order for the disk to remain on the board afterward. Although the game uses quite a bit of skill to flick the disks, there's a very significant strategy element to the game. There are many different variants and rules, as this game is very old and has had many different incarnations over the years.
The game is of uncertain origin, however the oldest authenticated board was made by Eckhardt Wettlaufer of Sebastopol, Ontario, Canada (near Tavistock) in 1876, and the game has remained particularly popular among Canadian Mennonites. It was patented in 1880. It is also called Pichenotte.
The World Crokinole Championship (WCC) is held in Tavistock, Ontario, Canada each June. The current WCC Champion is Brian Cook of Toronto, Ontario.
This file contains a Word document of special rules and an Excel spreadsheet with a score sheet and another tab that is for tracking results. The sheet has been populated with the results of the Milwaukee MidWinter Gaming Convention of 2013, the inaugural Crokinole tournament at this convention. This tournament had 16 players in it, broken up into four pools. The top two players from each pool advanced to the elimination round.
Crokinole is an amazing game and the boards are notoriously expensive, so why do all the rulebooks available look like they were made in a German bunker on a manual typewriter around 60 years ago? No offense to you euro gamers! Well Mayday Games is producing a high-quality, low-cost board and we're happy to share our updated graphics and high-quality instruction book book for all! Please share this with family and friends, just don't reproduce it for a profit.
These are clearly written rules, formatted between scoring holes. You can print it on a label, stick it to wood (we stick it to our disc storage cover), cover it with clear contact paper, and drill peg holes for scoring.
Crokinole Rules, rearranged from rules at www.crokinoleworld.com, resized to make an 8 page tiny booklet, that fits inside the wooden disc box available with Hilinski boards. (Oh, the 8 1, 6 3, etc are the page numbers. They are outside the cut lines. They are there just to tell you how to arrange the pages.)
Use these cards to hand out to people that have never seen the game and are curious. Print landscape and two per page then flip the page over and print the other side. That way you can cut down the middle so each side will have all the information.
Take them with your board down to the pub and hand them out when you are playing so you can take more time taking your shots instead of explaining this great game to people.