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    Re: Foot Golf Promotional Film

    The earliest known crokinole board (with legitimate, dated provenance) was made in 1876 (not 1875 as previously reported) in Perth County, Ontario, Canada. Several other home-made boards of southwestern Ontario origin, and dating from the 1870s, have been discovered within the past 10 years, suggesting confirmation of this locale as the probable 'cradle' of crokinole's birth. Earlier Canadian written sources detail the game from the mid-1860's. Several years after that time, a registered American patent suggests 1880 as the time when commercial fabrication began - first in New York, then Pennsylvania. The games that no doubt contributed to the arrival of crokinole seem to be the 16th century British games of shovelboard-from which modern-day shuffleboard descends, the17th century pub game shove ha'penny, and the Victorian parlour game of squails that appeared in England during the second quarter of the 19th century. In addition, Burmese or East Indian carrom (developed during the 1820s) seems a logical ancestor of crokinole due alone to the very similar shooting or fillip technique involved. And while a German game known as 'knipps-brat' (various spellings in high and low Germanic dialect exist) may have had similar features, game historians agree the aforementioned British and Asian predecessors seem the most likely links to modern-day crokinole. [For more detailed information, please consult Chapter Two "Early Origins" in The Crokinole Book.] Many wonderful works on the history of games have been written in the past two decades. From Egyptian pyramid motifs and archeological digs to mediaeval findings, the pattern of 'put-it-in-the-hole' games has a remarkable social history. Think about golf, ice curling, marble games, darts, carrom, hockey, soccer-so many games that require putting the shooter object in a hole, goal, or target area.

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    Sorry for the slow comeback Sandy, and your question may already have been answered and Alastair's history surely added to my limited country-boy knowledge! The board Hugh posted is the standard but the ones we used had scores in each of the rings - the closer to the centre, which is a shallow hole, the higher the score. The game is played with small wooden pieces that look like checkers, only smooth and heavier. Two to four players each have a quadrant and the object is to flick your checker into the centre hole, or as close as possible. You flick the piece with your middle finger off your thumb. You also try to knock your opponents' pieces off the playing surface while staying on yourself. There are eight pegs around the centre that make the shots more difficult. If you flick too hard it really, really hurts! I haven't played for over fifty years, but we used to have "social evenings" at my little country school in Saskatchewan and would have half a dozen boards going in a tournament. Really good fun, and I wouldn't mind trying it with curling rocks if the opportunity arises.

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    Hi Rick, thanks for that clear explanation.
    I have never seen the game but I had heard of it.
    From what you say it is a more sophisticated form of what I would call LUDO...~~~
    I am currently in rural N Alberta so I shall ask around and see if anyone here plays or has played. My grandson started curling this year and is really enjoying it.
    I am now trying to remember the name of a card game (like whist) that people used to play when I came her in the 60's... I could never figure it out~~~
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    Re: Foot Golf Promotional Film

    Perhaps Canasta?

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    Hi Al, I know how play canasta. It seems to be a purely Canadian (maybe North American) game. I think it is called Euchre... Pretty sure that is it come to think of it~~~
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    Sandy,

    Here is a little introduction to Euchre, maybe this will help. I did try it many years ago, however I do prefer playing 500, this also involves taking tricks, similar combinations of players are also involved.

    Here is a short summary of Euchre [6 handed..although there are variations] plenty of info via Mr Google available..try this..

    What are the rules for playing six-handed euchre?
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    In six-handed euchre, two teams of three people play to win tricks. The dealer deals five cards to each player for a five-round match. The person who plays the highest card in the trump suit, or the highest card if the trump suit isn't played, wins the trick. CONTINUE READING
    KEEP LEARNING
    What are the bidding rules for Hoyle Euchre?
    Do you need a partner to play bid euchre?
    What are the rules of bid whist?


    https://www.reference.com/hobbies-ga...41dacf903fafb3

    Gordon.

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    Hi Gordon, I did play it a few years but there were a couple of, to me, very confusing rules. Something about trumps changing...
    I am playing "Hearts" on the computer which has the aim of losing unless you think you can will all the hands.
    Winter in the prairies~~~!!!

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    I was in north central rural Saskatchewan in the 60s and the most popular card game there at that time was Hearts, sort of a poor-man's Bridge, but there was a good deal of Whist as well, plus Crazy 8s for kids and Cribbage for the old-timers. My father was of the view that "there is no such thing as a friendly card game", so I pretty much stuck to the board games.

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    Hi Rick, I have been offline for the last few days. The internet service is not very reliable here north of Edmonton!
    Seems that it improves if the temps get close to freezing or above...
    My daughter and her family are electronic game / computer oriented. However, the kids are playing card games on the computer, so not really all that different. Winning is 'important' especially to the resident g-son. Cannot think where he gets that from~~~~

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