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Shove halfpenny board game

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Project by misterChips posted 12-30-2018 04:12 PM 2673 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was ask to make a shove halfpenny board game for someone that works with me, not knowing what he was talking about I look it up on Google. It is a Pub game that they play over in England, not many pictures and not a lot if information on how to build one, but after a 20 minute search I came across a very old board and the person put the dim down. Length is 24 inches by 14 inches and each of the 9 beds are 1.5 inches. I made the frame out of Ash that I milled up from a tree that had been taken down not to far from my home 3 years ago. Free wood is the best kind of wood. The game board is Maple.
When I gave him the game I ask him how do you keep score and was told that you have to land a coin in one of the beds and it can not be on one of the lines, for each one you get in one of the beds you mark a line on your side of the black board. When you get 3 lines in one of the beds it is closed and the goal is to close off each of the beds, you do not have to do each bed in order or at the same time, once you land a coin in any of the beds you put down a mark.

As he is from England and now living in Canada he wanted one so he can play with his children like his father did with him back across the pond.

-- Don't only practice your art, but force your way in to its secrets... Ludwig Von Beethoven.





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DeLayne Peck

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#1 posted 12-31-2018 05:30 AM

Very interesting post. Thanks!

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#2 posted 12-31-2018 05:27 PM

Interesting game and a interesting project, nice work after all the research.

-- "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." -- Aldous Huxley

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#3 posted 12-31-2018 09:34 PM



Very interesting post. Thanks!

- DeLayne Peck


Interesting yes, and not much information on the web, but I will say that before I gave him the board I had fun playing with it and it is not easy. I put 4 coats of poly and sanded the last coat with 1000 grit then I put wax and used a polisher to get a smooth as glass finish and the coin slides like it is on ice. I will say that it is a fun game to play. Have a happy new year DJ and make lots of sawdust.

-- Don't only practice your art, but force your way in to its secrets... Ludwig Von Beethoven.

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#4 posted 12-31-2018 09:38 PM



Interesting game and a interesting project, nice work after all the research.

- oldnovice

thanks for the remarks, as it is the very first one that I made it is my prototype and it turn out nice. I would do it differently if I was to make more of them now that I know how the game is played. Have a nice and happy new year “oldnovice” and make lots of sawdust.

-- Don't only practice your art, but force your way in to its secrets... Ludwig Von Beethoven.

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