Crokinole board games from Jaques feature a 100 year old original design on a board constructed from polished solid Mahogany complete with a full set of playing pieces and comprehensive Crokinole game rules.
Crokinole appear to have originated in rural Canada in the 1860s. Crokinole board games are a unique blend of several older English, French, German and East Indian games, Crokinole has been an enduring family favourite for close to 140 years.
The earliest known set was made by craftsman, Eckhardt Wettlaufer in 1876 in Canada. Several other home made boards of south western Ontario origin, dating from the 1870s have been discovered since. It is very similar to the games of Carrom and Shove Ha'penny and borrows heavily from other popular sports like curling and shuffleboard. Another wonderful game for all the family to play and enjoy from Jaques of London, "the oldest sports and games manufacturer in the world".