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Dr. Kelso
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It seems every time I play crokinole the people playing have a hard time remembering who shot first in a round so that the first shot can rotate on the next round.

I have taken to using a dealer button from my poker chip set and placing it in front of the person that shot first, then passing it as the game progresses. I have also considered making a customized coined to use for this purpose as well. I was wondering if anyone else had come up with cleverer ways to remember this or rules variations that don't require remembering.

I would be happy to hear any thoughts people have. Thanks!
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If you can remember who shot last, they would be to the right of whomever shot first. So the next start player is to that person's left. But that may be a bit convoluted.
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Dr. Kelso
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This is very true, and I have used that before. Our group tends to not pay close enough attention when we are adding up points etc to remember though. By the way this is usually not a problem at all. 9 times out of 10 we remember and have no issue, I was just wondering if people had any solutions. So thanks!
 
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Yeah, whoever is across from the last shot will be first shot of the next round.
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Very simple:

1. Each player receives 12 Cheetos® (or 6 if playing partners). When they take the first shot, they are required to eat a Cheeto®. Note that this move is not optional.

2. At the end of the round and scoring, determine which players tie for the least amount of Cheetos®. These players must inspect the Cheetos® of the player to their right.

3. If the player to the right of one of the players with the least amount of Cheetos® also has the same amount of Cheetos® in their "stash", continue to survey players in a clockwise fashion until the neighbour of one of the indicated players has one more Cheeto® than their neighbour to the left. This is the player who will make the first shot of the next round.

4. Wipe off your damn Cheeto® fingers you ignorant prunes!
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If you consume as much alcohol as I do when playing Crokinole, it won't matter even if you have a "dealer" chip. If I was playing for keeps, I'd hire a sober ref to write it down for us. ;-)
 
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bkelso40 wrote:
It seems every time I play crokinole the people playing have a hard time remembering who shot first in a round so that the first shot can rotate on the next round.

I have taken to using a dealer button from my poker chip set and placing it in front of the person that shot first, then passing it as the game progresses. I have also considered making a customized coined to use for this purpose as well. I was wondering if anyone else had come up with cleverer ways to remember this or rules variations that don't require remembering.

I would be happy to hear any thoughts people have. Thanks!

Yeah -- seems like a simple thing but we always forget too!

BTW, welcome to BBG!
 
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We use the cloth bag we store the pieces in, and we toss it to the next first player after wel score.
 
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I typically play 2 players, 10 rounds, and only keep score as a differential (so "10" means I'm ahead by 10, "-30" means I'm losing by 30).

At the very beginning of the game, I put a dot on every other line of the paper I'm keeping score of. Those dots are the rounds I shoot first.
 
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Jeff Dunford
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We use curling rules: Whoever scored in the previous round shoots first (e.g. the other player gets "the hammer," which is generally an advantage). If no one scored in the previous round, then look at the round before that. For some reason I thought this was an official rule, but apparently it is not. I kind of like the curling rule, though, as it adds additional strategy: Sometimes you'd rather give up 5 points (or scratch) so you can have the hammer next round, rather than score 5-10 points this round.

As an aside, we must have really good memories because we alternate starting player from match to match and don't seem to have any trouble remembering who shot first in the previous match.
 
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ghopper21 wrote:
bkelso40 wrote:
It seems every time I play crokinole the people playing have a hard time remembering who shot first in a round so that the first shot can rotate on the next round.

I have taken to using a dealer button from my poker chip set and placing it in front of the person that shot first, then passing it as the game progresses. I have also considered making a customized coined to use for this purpose as well. I was wondering if anyone else had come up with cleverer ways to remember this or rules variations that don't require remembering.

I would be happy to hear any thoughts people have. Thanks!

Yeah -- seems like a simple thing but we always forget too!

BTW, welcome to BBG!


Thanks! I have always been into games (hosted a game night all through grad school) but honestly didn't know about this site until a month or so ago when I was researching a crokinole board and saw lots of threads. They were extremely helpful so I thought I would join to learn more new games as well.
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Dr. Kelso
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So after a bit of thinking and research (because I am a nerd and that's what I do). I found a website that allows you to design a wooden coin and creates it. Here is what I designed.



Front



Back

The pics aren't great, but you get the idea. It didn't turn out exactly perfect but I am happy with it as I think it's cool and unique. It was also inexpensive, about 15 bucks for the whole process. Is it silly, of course, but it's not the silliest thing I have ever spent $15 on.
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Travis Cooper
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I find it easier to remember who shot last rather than who shot first. Whichever team shot last will start the next round. In a 2 player game if I shot last, then I shoot first. In a 4 player game, if I shot last my teammate shoots first. Either way, the team that shot last will shoot first next round.
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