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Christopher DeFrisco
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There are two distinct sizes to the disks you can purchase for this game. We own and have played with both the larger and the smaller. Being a relative newbie to the game (although I've logged perhaps 50 games in a few weeks), I prefer the smaller disks.

BUT, Willard recently e-mailed me back with a comment that the smaller disks he owns he refers to as his "nursing home game pieces".


Apparently the tournament size is the larger... 1 9/16"

What size do ya'll play/prefer?
 
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I would need to have each in hand to determine.

I never knew there was variance.
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The larger discs are made for the tournament-dimensions boards. The small discs are made for the reduced-size boards you can find at Canadian Tire and Toys-R-Us (in Canada). I've used the small discs on my full-sized board and I won't bother doing that again.
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Thanks for the info guys!
One reason I'm asking, is that we have played 4-person, not teams.
That's 12 disks x 4 on the board. It's a blast, but with the larger disks it gets pretty darn busy.
 
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I just bought a board at a flea market, looks like likely homemade

no disks, the centre hole is about 1- 1/8"

the board is 21 inches across

anyone know a source for pieces ?

 
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Talisinbear wrote:
I just bought a board at a flea market, looks like likely homemade

no disks, the centre hole is about 1- 1/8"

the board is 21 inches across

anyone know a source for pieces ?



The smallish pieces suited for such a board can usually be found at any Toys R Us in Canada.
 
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I recently purchased some Red and Blue discs from Mr. Crokinole and they are the smaller size at least compared to the ones I got with my Hilinski board. I agree the smaller ones make the game easier, I just wish I could find the larger ones in Red and Blue. I think these discs are finished out a little better than the ones I got with my board, but two of them are oblong
 
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I was having trouble finding any official ruling on disk weight or material. Has anyone else had better luck?
 
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1-1/4”, wood, is the standard. I believe most are maple.

I have made some clear plastic pieces for a custom board. Totally changed the dynamic since they were so dense.
 
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