This is our 6-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 a box.
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.
♦ 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.
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.
The 6 game paddles are made from three different hardwoods. 2 Cherry paddles, 2 Walnut paddles, and 2 paddles of another hardwood. The third hardwood depends on availability and will probably be ambrosia maple, oak, birch, or ash.
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 one stationary peg to 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.
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.
Posted by Unknown on 28th Jul 2014
the board is very well made and very nice the way it folds up. The only problem I have is the extra hole that is in the area where you go home. You have 6 peg holes and there are only 5 pegs, also the dark blue and black are so close in color it is hard to tell them apart, it would be good to use another color with either the blue or black such as red. We had to dot the top of the black to tell them apart with some paint.
Posted by Kathy & Larry Emmert on 25th Mar 2014
Not only was the customer service excellent, but the product was exactly as advertised and arrived in a timely manner. We were able to play right away and have enjoyed hours of family fun with this game.
Posted by Unknown on 21st Mar 2014
The wood in the game is beautiful and the workmanship is great. The only problem I have with the game board is that the two end pegs in each rack do not go down into the holes like the rest of the board. I understand that they probably can't due to the wood not being as deep there. Maybe the design of the ends could be altered a little to allow that to happen.
Posted by Unknown on 6th Jan 2014
I actually bought an 8 board game for myself and a 6 board game which I gave as a gift. I replaced the pegs with golf tees topped with different color balls and actually drilled tiny indentations every 5 holes and dabbed with white paint.
The first boards our friends purchased came in this manner. They were purchased on line also from someone not making them anymore. Actually they were all the same colored wood and actually do look a little better. However, your boards are just fine.
Posted by s. ahlers on 30th Dec 2013
The workmanship is very nice.
However, I have difficulty lining the pegs up with my eyes where the START Section and HOME section holes become too close.
Another issue is the fact that possible the pegs do not seat completely where the sections overlap.
Posted by Brenda Sabistina on 12th Nov 2013
I was VERY IMPRESSED with the workmanship of the Pegs & Jokers board! Excellent!
Posted by Unknown on 6th Sep 2013
We were very please with the quality, quick shipment and excellent service. We will enjoy this game for many years with family and friends.
Posted by Lee P. on 3rd May 2013
We are so very pleased with our new 'pegs & jokers' game! The craftsmanship is outstanding. We look forward to many years of enjoyment! Surely our game will become a legacy to our child due to the high quality materials used. We will highly recommend your business to others. Thank you for this quality product!
Posted by CL in Texas on 2nd Jan 2013
The craftsmanship of Mr. Strenz' game board is absolutely wonderful. The quality is excellent, and the different types of wood make it unique. It has a very smooth finish, nicely drilled holes and a sturdy feel. It is built to last. Our family loves this game! My parents taught my kids how to play, so there are 3 generations having tons of fun!