VINTAGE CROKINOLE GAME BOARD.
A wonderful mahogany Crokinole game board made into a coffee table with glass top and added base, made by F.H.Ayres, England. The game is called ‘Crokinole’ and is a Canadian game from Ontario. The earliest known crokinole board was made in 1876, but it seems to have been patented in New York City on April 20, 1880.
F. H. Ayres were established in 1810 and manufactured golf and games as early as the 1880’s. F. H. Ayres used the ‘Maltese Cross’ mark from about 1910, they were eventually bought out by Slazenger.
Crokinole is played by two teams, either two players or four players in each team. The game has various elements of shove ha’penny, marbles and curling. Players take turns shooting their discs from the outer edge of the board onto the playfield, trying to land in the higher-scoring regions of the board, while also attempting to knock away opposing discs.