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Miscellany Monday – Help HerGeek Choose A Board!

Posted in Miscellany Monday with tags , on April 20, 2009 by hergeek

OK, so I’m at a deadlock.  I can’t decide which Crokinole board to buy.  I like all four of the ones I’m going to post below equally well, so I will now turn to you, the three readers we have, to determine which board I am going to get.  The finalists are listed below:

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The "Eagle" Tournament - Red Ditch

"The Executive" Walnut Sunburst Octagonal

"The Executive" Walnut Sunburst Octagonal

The "Eagle" Tournament - Green Ditch

The "Eagle" Tournament - Green Ditch

The "Eagle" Walnut Sunburst

The "Eagle" Walnut Sunburst

I’ll keep the poll active for a week, and see what the masses have to say.  And if so inclined, chime in on the comments section and let me know why you chose the one you did.

[Edit:  It appears that some folks are having problems with the poll, not being able to actuall enter their choice.  If you run acros this, just leave a quick comment about your choice.  Thanks!]

Fashion Friday – The Art of the Game

Posted in Fashion Friday with tags , , , on April 3, 2009 by hergeek

(This isn’t exactly fashion, but I hope you will forgive me.  I’m not about to delve into the psyche-scarring conversations that GWP and I have had about what I wear…)

This past weekend, I was introduced to a new game of skill that I had heard of, but had never played.  The game is called Crokinole.

Crokinole is a game of skill, with elements of curling, shuffleboard, and bumper pool.  Played on a round board divided into scoring quadrants, you flick small pucks along the board and score points based on where your puck lies.  If your opponent has a puck on the board, you have to try and knock any of their pucks off of the board…you can’t just keep shooting for points.  Very simple game, but extremely fun.  Something that I can play with my whole family.

I only played a couple of games of this, and I have become obsessed.  I now really want a crokinole board.  Now you can’t just walk down to Wal-Mart and buy a crokinole board, so I have been scouring the Internet in search of a board, and found one that I love.  And it is beautiful.

cb-100w-bI desperately want this board.  I want to buy it and hang it on my wall, like a piece of art.  I have the perfect spot down in my gaming room where this could hang.  Or over the fireplace in my living room.

And there are others that I lust after.  Such as:

elation

overclocked

mars

Can a game be art?  Yes.  Definitely yes.

(For more pieces of art, I recommend that you visit Crokinole World, Mr. Crokinole, and Teresa Meier’s Crokinole page.)