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.
The game is also known as Jokers and Pegs and the Social Security Game. The game is similar to Parcheesi and Sorry, which were derived from the ancient Indian game of Pachisi.
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.
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.
Included With Your Pegs and Jokers Game
♦ 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.
Hardwood Game Paddles
Each hardwood game paddle is 12" long and 3/4" thick. They are finished with a durable urethane finish. The wood is harvested here in Upstate New York from replenished forests.
You get 8 game paddles made from four different hardwoods. 2 Curly Maple paddles, 2 Cherry paddles, 2 Walnut or Sapele (mahogany) paddles, and 2 paddles of another hardwood. The forth hardwood depends on availability and will most likely be ash, 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 Green, Yellow, Blue, Black, White, Cool Gray, Pink and Red.
Although 40 pegs are needed to play an 8-player game (5 pegs per player), our unique design adds a 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. The game paddles can be connected to allow you to arrange them in a hexagon or rectangle to fit most any table.
* 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.