Where Crokinole and curling meet, welcome to Crokicurl! This giant icy game combines curling with the traditional board game, creating FREE winter fun like no other! Located in central downtown behind High Third. Get out and enjoy the crisp winter air with a family fun game of Crokicurl!
Crokicurl is an outdoor winter game that combines curling and the Canadian board game of Crokinole. The object of the game is to accumulate the most points by shooting the rock into the center button and positioning the rocks on the playing surface so they remain within the highest-scoring circle at the end of the round.
Here are the Rules
- The game is played with two teams. Each team consists of 1 or 2 players. Teams of 1 play on opposing quadrants. Each player is limited to 1 quadrant.
- A Crokicurl shot is completed by firmly sliding a rock onto the playing surface, releasing it before the rock crosses the starting line (outside edge of the blue circle). The rock may be played from any point within the assigned quadrant. Players are permitted to place their feet against the side rail while shooting a rock. Players may not change quadrants during a round.
- the first player will try to score 20 points with their shot by landing the rock completely within the button (center hole). If the rock successfully lands within the button, it is removed and set aside to count as 20 points at the end of the round.
- Subsequent shots attempt to remove an opponent’s rocks from the playing surface, while also attempting to place the rock within the center button for 20 points. If your opponent has a rock on the playing surface, your rock must hit your opponent’s rock (directly by ricochet, or by numbing another one of your rocks into the opponent’s rock). If you fail to hit the opponent’s rock, your rock is removed from the game.
- If no opponent rocks are on the playing surface, you may seek to land tour rock within the button for 20 points.
- No player may enter the colored rings during fame play until all rocks have been played by both teams and scoring has been determined. Exceptions to this are to remove rocks that have been scored on the button or to remove rocks that did not hit an opponent’s rock when the opponent has a rock in play.
- Play proceeds in a clockwise fashion, with each player shooting one rock until all rocks are placed. the first team to shoot in the game is determined by a coin flip, with the winning team shooting the last rock of the first round. The winner of the preceding round will shoot first in the following round.
- a rock that lands more than halfway over the outer edge of the starting line (outside edge of blue circle) is considered out of play and will be removed from play and not scored.
- Scoring occurs after all rocks have been played in a round. Rocks landing mostly in the blue circle are worth 5 points, mostly in the white circle are worth 10 points, and mostly in the red circle are worth 15 points. Button shots are with 20 points. The team with the highest points during a round wins the round. The winner of the match is determined by the team who wins the most rounds ( best of 1, 3, 5, 7, etc).