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.
Even if you’ve heard of crokinole, you may not know that there is an annual World Crokinole Championship. The organization holds the championship every year on the first Saturday in June; and, for this 21st year, it will take place on Saturday, June 1st, 2019.
In previous posts, we’ve discussed how a pool player and an aspiring curler might enjoy the 19th-century Canadian table sport crokinole. As part of this series where we try to convince everyone to play crokinole, we thought we’d aim for shuffleboard players next.