8 Player Hardwood Pegs and Jokers Game

Only dark Sapele (mahogany) paddles
Fully sanded and ready to finish
10 days
Out of stock

In Pegs and Jokers, 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. 4 to 8 players.

Card Movement
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.

Included With Your Pegs and Jokers Game

Includes everything you need to play the game.

♦ 48 wooden pegs of eight vivid colors.
♦ 4 decks of cards.
♦ Printed playing instructions.
♦ A velvet draw string bag to store the pegs.
♦ Eight 12" long solid hardwood Pegs & Jokers game paddles made of 4 different hardwoods.
♦ Your game is shipped in a reusable white cardboard box that can be used to store the game.

Hardwood Game Paddles

Each hardwood game paddle is 12" long and 3/4" thick. They are finished with a durable urethane finish. Most of the woods are harvested here in Upstate New York from replenished forests.

You get 8 game paddles made from four different hardwoods. 2 Maple paddles, 2 Cherry paddles, 2 Sapele (mahogany) paddles, and 2 Oak paddles. Or, check the Dark Wood option if you want to get Sapele (mahogany) paddles only.

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 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.

12 inch Pegs and Jokers Game Paddle Size

4, 6, and 8 player Pegs and Jokers Game size

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.

All of the pieces fit together seamlessly and are beautiful.
Needed a very special gift for a very special person, my dad. Very happy with my purchase. Not only will he enjoy the game, but I'm sure the workmanship will be a great a great talking point. The handcrafted, made in the USA beauty is a show piece.
We love to play games, and when our friends introduced us to this game-we had to have it. It arrived well in time for us to have it for company that came to town - and I wouldn't be surprised if they got one now as well.
My only kind of complaint - if you want to call it that....is the extra hole that is not used. I don't understand why it can't be left out. We're even thinking about filling it in with putty, unless we can find out a purpose for it.

All in All - GREAT! And thank you for a new great beautiful game!

Hi Julie. Thanks for the nice review! The extra hole is to put a stationary peg that shows what color you are playing. If all the pegs are out on the board, it could get confusing about what has what color.
Purchased the 8 Player Hardwood Pegs and Jokers Game. Was very satisfied with the workmanship of the product. However, was disappointed with the contrasting colors of the paddles. The description stated you got two paddles of each hard wood of different colors. The paddles we received were two dark, two of a lighter color wood and the other four were of the same color ( very light). This does not give the contrast and variation of colors that were displayed in the picture or description.

REPLY FROM DON: I'm glad you like the workmanship and sorry you're not happy with the woods. The 4 hardwoods you got are Cherry, Sapele (mahogany), Curly Maple, and Ash. The cherry will get darker with age. Or, put them near a window where they will get direct sunlight for a day to speed up the process.
We had high expectations because friends had this game. The workmanship is excellent. We'd recommend to anyone.
The product itself is made well and fun to use. However, I bought this based on free one day shipping but it ended up being 1 week in shipping for something like $15. For that reason I found it difficult to give it a 3 star rating - but I did. Its poor, aka illegal advertising. I would not recommend it.

REPLY FROM DON: Thank you for the review, John. I don't know where you read that shipping is free. It has never been and I have never advertised that. 1-day shipping would cost almost as much as the game itself.

I just checked your tracking info. You ordered on Tuesday 6/2. I shipped it the next day on Wednesday 6/3 via Fedex Express Saver which is 3 business days guaranteed. They don't count the day it is picked up, so it was delivered on time on Monday 6/8. I apologize and will talk with my Fedex agent about this, and I have removed Express Saver as an option, since USPS Priority Mail is as fast and costs less.
We learned to play this game recently and I wanted to get a quality board and this product meets and exceeds my expectations. Beautiful. Received the product very quickly.
Received this product in a timely manner. I was very pleased with the quality and function of the boards and pegs. The only thing I would change is the colors of some of the pegs.
Great workmanship. The 6th peg hole needs to be moved away from the home pegs and possibly a different style. Very confusing when its with the other 5 playing pegs.
The material used for making the game board was excellent and the workmanship outstanding. I would recommend anyone wishing to purchase this game to use your company. In addition the service from order to delivery was prompt and the status of the order and deliver was communicate to me which was greatly appreciated.
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