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Project by Fchilly posted 04-15-2018 11:57 PM 13711 views 14 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is Quoridor. Dynamic & frustrating. It might be more fun to watch people play, as it does get intense. This is a hit with large groups.

It is a strategy game of 2-4 players. The object is to reach the opposite side you started on before your opponent. You can place a wall or move your pawn during each turn. You can jump over a pawn, but not a wall. Once a wall has been placed it cannot be moved. When placing a wall there must always be at least one path to the finish for all players, how inconvenient that path is up to you!

Simply put, the object is to minimise your moves, maximize your opponent’s moves.

I made the game board out of black walnut. The walls and starting line are maple. I turned both pawns on the lathe, one is maple the other is walnut. The drawers are walnut, birch burl veneer on maple, maple slides, and stay closed with counterbored magnets. The rubber feet are also counterbored for a low profile look. I tried to make the board look like the deluxe version you can buy for about $70, but added the base and drawers for piece storage.

Thanks for reading!

-- Fchilly

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Jim Sellers

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#1 posted 04-16-2018 12:12 AM

Nice job on gameboard, drawers and pawns. Never seen or heard of it but looks like a strategic and fun game. Hope you don’t mind me stealing this idea. Thanks for posting.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#2 posted 04-16-2018 12:14 AM

You did a real nice job on your game board. Great design and construction. Have fun playing! Thanks for inspiring

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#3 posted 04-16-2018 02:50 AM

Cool looking game. Nice work on the build.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#4 posted 04-16-2018 03:04 AM

Never heard of the game, but it sure sounds interesting and fun to play. You sure did a nice job of making it.

-- Calgary Bill

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#5 posted 04-16-2018 05:14 AM

Quite well made game.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 04-16-2018 08:48 AM

Well done!

-- irtamos, Belgium

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#7 posted 04-16-2018 12:45 PM

I have made several of these games in the past. They have always been well received as gifts or at craft shows. I really like the way you have done your board and storage area, it gives the game a very classy appearance.

-- Retired and lovin it

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#8 posted 04-16-2018 12:54 PM

Sharp looking board game you made. Just by looking at it looks challenging. I will have to look it up.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#9 posted 04-16-2018 01:57 PM

Interesting game, would like to try making one.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#10 posted 04-16-2018 02:23 PM

I don’t know about this game but this game board looking good. Keep doing, good luck!

-- WoodWork ideas for you

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#11 posted 04-17-2018 12:12 AM

Fun game, my daughter has the Lego version. Your wood version looks nicer.

-- Rick M,

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#12 posted 04-17-2018 04:37 PM

That is a beautiful version of this game, we’ll done!

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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Mike Vettori

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#13 posted 04-19-2018 11:47 PM

It is a very fun game. Well constructed and an attractive design to boot. Nice job by you.

I just finished one myself and incorporated a chess/checker board into it:

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#14 posted 04-21-2018 06:27 PM

Thanks everyone! This game was a fun project to make. I would reccomend it to anyone who is new to woodworking. I learned a lot… I will eventually share in my Quoridor blog

-- Fchilly

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#15 posted 04-24-2018 09:40 AM

This is the 2nd game like this & am wondering where a fella can get plans for building one of these.

-- EdwardNorton

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