Players draw cards and race their pegs around the track. 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 a box.
Pegs and Jokers is also known as Jokers and Pegs and the Social Security Game. It is similar to Parcheesi and Sorry, which were derived from the ancient Indian game of Pachisi.
For ages 7 and up. 2 to 6 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 three different hardwoods and are sealed and finished with urethane to last for generations!
The game includes everything needed to play up to 6 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.
Included With Your Pegs and Jokers Game
♦ 36 wooden pegs of six vivid colors.
♦ Printed playing instructions.
♦ A velvet draw string bag to store the pegs.
♦ Six 12" solid hardwood game paddles made of 3 different hardwoods.
♦ Your game arrives in a reusable white cardboard box that can be used to store the game.
You only need to supply 3 decks of playing cards. Decks of playing cards add weight to your package which increases your shipping cost so we offer them optionally, or you can purchase decks of playing cards separately.
Hardwood Game Paddles
Each hardwood game paddle is 12 inches long, 3/4" thick, and is hand finished with a durable urethane varnish.
The 6 game paddles are made from three different hardwoods. 2 Cherry paddles, 2 Sapele (mahogany) paddles, and 2 paddles of another hardwood. The third hardwood depends on availability and will probably be ash, maple, oak, or birch. Most of the woods used are harvested here in Upstate New York from replenished forests.
The paddles loosely interlock with round mortise and tenon joints (see the photos). You can connect the paddles to make a 4 or 6 player game. If you are looking for our 8 player game, click here.
You get 6 pegs for each game paddle: A total of 36 painted wooden pegs of six different colors. Possible colors are Green, Yellow, Blue, Black, White, Cool Gray, Pink and Red.
Although only 30 pegs are needed to play a 6-player game (5 pegs per player), our unique design adds a stationary peg to each paddle. This allows each player to choose both a hardwood paddle and a peg color. Players can easily see each color's home position even when all of a player's pegs are in play.
The individual game paddles connect with round mortise and tenon joints which allows a variety of layout possibilities to fit your table. The photos below show some of the layouts and their total size.
* A 4 player game consumes 12 inches square.
* A 6 player game consumes 20 inches square.
Note that the photos shown on this page are of one of our Pegs and Jokers board games and are not necessarily photos of the exact item you will receive.