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) is a dexterity board game similar in various ways to pitchnut, carrom, marbles, and shove ha'penny, with elements of shuffleboard and curling reduced to table-top size.
Players take turns shooting discs across the circular playing surface, trying to have their discs land in the higher-scoring regions of the board, while also attempting to knock away opposing discs.
the "Toad" or "Dukie") is removed from play, and counts as twenty points for the owner of the disc at the end of the round, assuming the shot is valid.
Scoring occurs after all pieces (generally 12 per player or team) have been played, and is differential: i.e., the player or team with higher score is awarded the difference between the higher and lower scores for the round, thus only one team or player each round gains points.
Board dimensions vary with a playing surface typically of polished wood or laminate approximately 26 inches (660 mm) in diameter.
The arrangement is 3 concentric rings worth 5, 10, and 15 points as you move in from the outside. The inner 15-point ring is guarded with 8 small bumpers or posts.
The reigning world Adult doubles champions are Nathan Walsh of Kitchener, Ontario and Clare Kuepfer of Dobbinton, Ontario.It also used to designate the action of flicking with the finger (Molière, Le malade imaginaire; or Voltaire, Lettre à Frédéric II Roi de Prusse; etc.), and this seems the most likely origin of the name of the game.Croquignole was also a synonym of pichenotte, a word that gave its name to the different but related games of pichenotte and pitchnut.The world premiere occurred at the Princess Cinema in Waterloo, Ontario, in early 2006.
The movie follows some of the competitors of the 2004 World Crokinole Championship as they prepare for the event.
Powder is used to ensure pieces slide smoothly on the surface.