This is our 8-player hardwood Pegs And Jokers board game. The game is also known as Marbles And Jokers, Jokers and Pegs, the Social Security Game, and Jokers and Marbles. The game is similar to Parcheesi and Sorry, which were derived from the ancient Indian game of Pachisi.
Players race their pegs around the track by drawing cards. The first player to get their five pegs home wins the game. You can also play with teams. Pegs and Jokers is particularly popular with RVers. It is portable and stores neatly in its box.
For ages 7 and up. 2 to 8 players.
|Ace||Either bring one peg out of start to come-out or move one peg forward 1 hole|
|2, 3, 4, 5, 6||Move one peg forward 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 holes|
|7||Either move one peg forward 7 holes, or split 7 between two pegs|
|8||Move one peg backward 8 holes|
|9||Either move one peg forward 9 holes or split 9 moves between two pegs - one moving forward and the other backward|
|10||Move one peg forward 10 holes|
|Jack Queen King||Either bring one peg out of start or move one peg forward 10 holes|
|Joker||Bring one peg out of start and place it in any hole on the track|
Full instructions are included in the box.
Our hardwood game paddles are 12" long and 3/4" thick, are made from four different hardwoods and are sealed and finished with urethane to last for generations!
The game includes everything needed to play up to 8 player games except for playing cards. Playing cards add to the shipping cost and many people already have decks on hand so we don't include them but we do provide them as an option.
♦ 48 wooden pegs of eight vivid colors.
♦ Printed playing instructions.
♦ A velvet draw string bag to store the pegs.
♦ Eight 12" solid hardwood Pegs & Jokers game paddles made of 4 different hardwoods.
♦ Your game arrives in a reusable white cardboard box that can be used to store the game.
You only need to supply 4 decks of playing cards. Decks of playing cards add weight to your package which increases your shipping cost so we offer the option to purchase decks of playing cards separately.
Each hardwood game paddle is 12 inches long and is finished with a durable FDA approved urethane finish. The wood is harvested here in Upstate New York from replenished forests.
You will get 8 game paddles made from four different hardwoods. 2 Curly Maple paddles, 2 Cherry paddles, 2 Walnut paddles, and 2 paddles of another hardwood. The forth hardwood depends on availability and will most likely be ambrosia maple, oak, birch, or ash.
The paddles interlock with round mortise and tenon joints (see the photos).
You get 6 pegs for each game paddle: A total of 48 painted wooden pegs of six different colors. Colors are Natural, Yellow, Blue, Orange, White, Silver, Pink and Red.
Although only 40 pegs are needed to play an 8-player game (5 pegs per player), our unique design adds one stationary peg to the top of each paddle. This unique design allows each player or team to choose both a hardwood paddle and a peg color. Players can easily see each color's home position even if all of a player's pegs are in play.
Each paddle is 12 inches long and about 3" high. They are 3/4" thick solid hardwood.
* A 4 player game consumes 12 inches square.
* A 6 player game consumes 20 inches square.
* An 8 player game consumes 27 inches square.
Note that the photos shown are of one of our Pegs and Jokers games and are not necessarily photos of the exact item you will receive.
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Posted by Jerri LaMirand on 24th Oct 2013
I thought I was ordering a Joker Board set with marbles (not pegs). The boards are also too small. It would be nice if they were about 3 to 4 inches longer.
REPLY FROM DON:
Hello Jerri. Realize that if you're not happy with the game you can return it. I thought that naming the game "Pegs And Jokers" would make it obvious that it uses pegs. The size of the game is shown in the description, plus there are photos showing the dimensions. This is the only complaint I've ever had about the size, in 4 years of making them.
Posted by linda on 19th Aug 2013
I really like the versatility and ability to make the shape fit the table. Only drawback is that it would be nice if the home and castle areas were colored as it's a bit difficult to see from across the table.
Posted by Unknown on 22nd Jun 2013
I play Jokers with several groups and have bought sets for gifts. My last set was damaged by a water leak. This is by far the best looking set I have seen. It's easy to put together and nice to look at.
Posted by Nan on 19th Mar 2013
The Pegs and Jokers game is beautiful and very well-made. We played with 2 teams of 3. The Pegs slide into the holes easily. There was some confusion about the 6th hole and we decided not to use the 6th peg to mark the home color. I think one taller peg or a short flag of peg colors might work, or just doing away with that extra hole. All in all, a nicely made game board. The box it comes in is also big enough to accommodate 4 decks of playing cards. I might "pretty up" the box with some self-stick shelf paper!
Also should note that the game arrived only 5 days after I ordered. Very fast delivery.
Posted by Stacey on 14th Mar 2013
Wait until my friends, who lug around their HUGE Jokers & Marbles board, see this one that I just got in the mail from Don Strenz! Beautifully made. Can't wait to play.
Posted by Unknown on 2nd Mar 2013
I have researched a lot of "pegs and jokers" games. These are the best I have found! The wood work is beautiful!
Posted by James on 13th Feb 2013
I AM REALLY HAPPY WITH THE BEAUTIFUL WOOD PADDLES AND THE GREAT FINISH ON THE WOOD. REALLY WOULD LIKE A NICE WOODEN STORAGE BOX - PLEASE DON MAKE US ONE.
Posted by Sheri on 10th Feb 2013
Just got the game in the mail today! Only thing better would to be able to purchase a lovely storage/ carry case for game and cards!
Posted by Noree on 30th Dec 2012
The quality of the workmanship of the paddles is excellent. The various paddle colors is great. I do have some recommendations / questions however. Where two paddle pieces connect it would be helpful to have the holes deeper so the pegs fit in more securely. Additionally, it appears there is an extra pilot hole between home and start. What might the purpose be?
REPLY FROM DON: I'm glad you like the game, Noree! The extra hole is for a stationary peg. Place your color peg in the extra hole so everyone can easily see where each color peg is headed when all of the other pegs are out of your base and in play. That's also the reason I supply one extra peg. The holes where the paddles connect cannot be deeper because they would protrude into the mortise joint. Unfortunately, I haven't found a way around that with the current design.
Posted by Linda Garber on 27th Dec 2012
I was very happy to give as a gift. Very nice quality.
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