Game Board Reproduction

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Project by RickL posted 03-28-2012 10:51 AM 2250 views 8 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A little fun in the shop reproducing a game board my cousin brought over one night to play after dinner. I had not seen this game before but had a great time playing it. The horses are numbered 2 through 12 to correspond with the dots on the pair of dice used in the game. 7 is in the middle slot, 2 and 12 on the ends. This relates to the odds on the crap table by the way, given the number of combinations it takes for a 7 and the 2 and 12. Object of the game is to be the last one with with chips or coins remaining after a horse has “won” the race. Cards are flipped to move the horses forward by the number of squares corresponding to the value of the card. Winner gets the pot at the end of the race.

The overall size is 12” x 15 1/2”, top and bottom panels are oak veneer plywood finished with a clear poly coat. Lettering came from the scrap booking section at a craft store and the other designs were added with felt tip markers. Each horse has a number applied to each side.

The original game was produced in a far away asian land of unknown wood species, I was thinking I could do better.

Each horse is made of wood from the pen blank box, cherry, cocobolo, etc, also finished with poly. I cut each one on the scroll saw. Though not shown, each horse has a corresponding number on the side.

-- Rick, Union,KY

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#1 posted 03-28-2012 12:57 PM

Fun project; looks like a fun game. You must be settled in pretty well; warming up for some larger projects?

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#2 posted 03-28-2012 01:34 PM

Thanks Rick, yep, got the shop settled in, been on the golf course a few times, and ready to gear up for bigger projects. Already have an order for the blanket/toy chest, and a garden bench pending. Hope all is well down your way.

-- Rick, Union,KY

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#3 posted 03-28-2012 01:35 PM

Do you have a copy of the rules or could you be more specific on them? I’m not much on games but my wife likes to play them. This might be good for our camping club gatherings.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#4 posted 03-28-2012 05:31 PM

Is is played like this article describes?

-- Dennis, WV

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#5 posted 03-28-2012 05:33 PM

Very cool Rick a new one on me, it looks like fun.


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#6 posted 03-28-2012 10:55 PM

Thanks all. ldl, drbyte’s instructions are dead on the way we played it. Thanks, Dennis

-- Rick, Union,KY

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