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Crokinole - Crokinole Comparative Review: Carrom, Mayday, Hilinski and Muzzies' (Which is best for you?) Subscribe sub options
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Posted: 2011-03-21
Category: Review
Language: English
Ryan Metzler
United States
Round Lake Beach
Illinois
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This is my first video review. I apologize for the slight focus issue throughout the video. My camera seems to have decided not to focus, which I only noticed in larger size after filming the entire review. It should play no major issue, particular if not watched in full screen HD mode.

This review is meant to cover a wide variety of available Crokinole boards currently available on the market. This is by no means a comprehensive listing or coverage of available boards, but is a good range of boards which many users often attempt to compare and contrast before their attempts to buy. The following boards are reviewed in this video:

Carrom Company Carrom Board:

- 18 1/2" playing surface
- Shallow center hole
- Rough play surface
- No recessed ditch
- Plastic discs
- Plastic posts
- Available for $29.99 + @ http://www.target.com

Mayday Tournament Board:

- 26" playing surface
- Good depth center hole with rounded bottom
- Non-wood play surface, but seems to play well
- Recessed ditch
- Wooden discs, not convex/concave
- Wooden, removable posts
- Available for $134.95 + S/H @ http://www.maydaygames.com

Muzzies' Traditional Board:

- 24 3/4" playing surface
- Good depth of center hole, no rounded bottom
- Hard wood play surface, very smooth and very well made
- Shallow recessed ditch may allow discs to bounce back on to the board
- Wooden discs
- Brass posts
- Available for $136 CDN + S/H from http://www.muzzies.ca

Hilinski Tournament Board:

- 26" playing surface
- Good depth of center hole, rounded bottom
- Hard wood play surface, very smooth, but minor inconsistencies (due to wood used)
- Recessed Ditch
- Wooden discs, convex/concave
- Metal posts
- Available for $200 for custom stain, $400 for custom paint job from http://www.hilinski.net/woodgames

Muzzies' Tournament Board:

- 26" playing surface
- Good depth of center hole, no rounded bottom
- Hard wood play surface, very smooth. The highest quality of play surface I've seen.
- Recessed ditch
- Wooden discs, convex/concave
- Metal posts w/ rubber overlay
- Available for $169 CDN + S/H @ http://www.muzzies.ca

Also, for those who might be interested, I just added an instructional video on how to play Crokinole, as outlined by a rule set from http://www.crokinole.com, provided by Mr. Crokinole himself. That overview video of rules and gameplay can be found at:

http://boardgamegeek.com/video/6091/crokinole/crokinole-rule...

Here is some info collected by Seth from Maydaygames as to shipped board prices:

maydaygames wrote:
I didn't see final shipped prices or availability so did some checking and found:

Target Board: $29.99 + $3.99 shipping nationwide = $33.98 –IN STOCK!

Mayday Board: $134.95 – 15% off with coupon code “livingdice”= 114.71 + shipping to 90210 (Beverly Hills) of $14.35 = $129.06 USD Delivered –IN STOCK
Mayday Board: $134.95 – 15% off with coupon code “livingdice”= 114.71 + shipping to 30348 (Atlanta) of $15.60 = $130.31 USD Delivered –IN STOCK

Muzzie’s Traditional Board: $130 CAN + $30 CAN Shipping = $177.01 USD Delivered (PayPal Conversion Rate as of Mar 22, 2011: 1 U.S. Dollar = 0.954781 Canadian Dollar) –IN STOCK

Muzzie’s Tournament Board: $169 CAN + $35 CAN Shipping = $213.67 USD Delivered (PayPal Conversion Rate as of Mar 22, 2011: 1 U.S. Dollar = 0.954781 Canadian Dollars) –IN STOCK

Hilinski Standard Board: $200 + FREE SHIPPING w/in the USA = $200 USD Delivered – 2 Month Backorder/Lead Time based on most recent reports.

Hilinski Custom Board: $400 + FREE SHIPPING w/in the USA = $400 USD Delivered – 2 Month Backorder/Lead Time based on most recent reports.

This helps people compare Apples to Apples as the Muzzie's Tournament board shipped from Canada is actually more expensive than the Hilinski board delivered, but of course the Hilinski Board has some lead time while Muzzie's is IN STOCK.


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