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October 17, 2013 AT 1:00 am

Re-creating Out-of-Print Board Game “Troke” #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Troke Printed

Joe Larson shared a recent project: re-creating the pieces for the out-of-print 1956 game Troke and sharing them on Thingiverse. Check it out at Joe’s Makerbot:

A coworker friend of mine when introduced to Thingiverse out of the blue said “I know something I’ll bet you can do” and told me about this old game he played with his family, Troke. Old game is right, Troke is from 1956 and way out of print. The basic idea is it’s similar to chinese checkers except in this game instead of jumping you stack your pieces to gain new moves, possibly dragging your opponents pieces with you further from their goal.

In the original game the pieces were drilled out and painted dowels. But this is 3D printing, and simple cylinders are just too simple. On the other hand I almost put too much detail into the little things. Almost….

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Troke model


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