Round Travel Sized Quarto Game

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Project by RSmike posted 01-18-2014 11:44 PM 5803 views 17 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made four round Quarto Games. Check out Woodworking for Mere Mortals for how to play it and build your own.

I’m calling this a travel version because of its small size and holes to prevent the pieces from getting jarred off the “board”.

The case is made of oak and stained with Minwax Jacobean and sealed with a wipe-on Minwax Satin Poly. The pieces were wiped with a Minwax brushing lacquer.

The holes and bottom are lined with black felt. I glued the felt to ordinary paper with the hole patterns already on the paper in order to cut it out easily. Then it was glued into the holes. (Yes I cut out a disc for each hole – the felt gives it some class – but my fingers were tired after all the scissor work.)

The top has a threaded brass insert that threads onto an allen-head screw that was drilled and tapped into the oak base. It only takes about 1-2 revolutions to put the top on.

For those interested in the sizes:
The box is 6” round x 1-5/8” tall. The top is 5/8” thick; base is 1” thick. The tall pieces are 1-1/4”. The short pieces are 7/8”. Each piece is 5/8” round/square. The holes are 13/16”. ID of the case is about 5-3/8”. The center is 1” diameter.



-- Mike

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#1 posted 01-19-2014 06:09 AM

I like this and might make one. Heck I would make all kinds of games if my family would play them.

-- Rick M,

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#2 posted 01-19-2014 01:32 PM

Nice touch on Steve’s quarto game. I have watched his video many times and wanted to build one. Never thought about down sizing. Good idea, great project!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#3 posted 01-20-2014 02:27 AM

Really great idea. Makes you wonder what other games could be done like this. Going into my favorites for sure.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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