As a dedicated online hobby store, Original Hobby always loves hearing more about the success of board games and tabletop games on Kickstarter, particularly our favorite, crokinole. If you haven’t already seen us post about this 19th-century Canadian dexterity board game and table sport, check out our blog! There is a loyal following for crokinole, and many are willing to participate in campaigns focused on bringing the game back into the spotlight, where it belongs.
New graduates may find themselves with a fair bit of time on their hands, and they may be looking for things to do now that they’re going off to college or starting their adult lives. Hobbies are not only great ways to pass the time but also help you find like-minded people who could become lifelong friends. We’ve put together a list of gifts for graduates of high school or college, based around hobbies. Some of these items can be found here on Original Hobby, while others are more general hobby supplies.
We’ve explored why players of pool, curling, and shuffleboard would all love crokinole, for different and overlapping reasons. Now we’ll turn our sights to a closer relation of crokinole, carrom. Although carrom comes from South Asia and crokinole from Canada, carrom’s history suggests that it might be a precursor of crokinole.
Spring is often traditionally thought of as the season of growth, renewal, and rejuvenation, the time of year when increased daylight encourages plant life to “spring forth.” As a follow-up to our previous post onwinter-themed games, we’ve listed five spring-themed board games to brighten your tables, once again in order of overall ranking on BoardGameGeek.
Board games are inherently social experiences, so they have the potential to be the perfect icebreakers at corporate social events. However, some board games can ruin relationships rather than improve them, so you need to be careful which ones you break out for team-building exercises.