Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A game, popular in Canada, in which wooden discs are flicked towards the centre of a circular board.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A game played on a round or octagonal board, in which round wooden disks are filliped from the edge toward the middle. See squail.

Etymologies

From French croquignole ("flick", n). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The con is a little different than a horror convention in that there is a lot of gaming going on (including, interestingly, crokinole, a game I used to play when I was a kid) and a fair number of people in costume.

    Paradox : Bev Vincent

  • I could not ask what games he meant, fearing that I might smile in his face if he should say crokinole, tiddledy-winks, or button-button.

    Reveries of a Schoolmaster

  • The amusements was crokinole and parchesi and checkers and the like of that.

    The Depot Master

  • 'I'm filled full of desires for crokinole and progressiveness.

    The Depot Master

  • When crokinole was introduced into Homeburg twenty odd years ago, the kerosene wagon had to make an extra mid-week trip.

    Homeburg Memories

  • We got up dances and crokinole parties and concerts for them.

    At Good Old Siwash

  • The first half-hour after the dishes were washed (a task performed to music, all hands joining in the choruses of "John Peel," "Blow, ye winds of morning," etc.) was spent quietly enough, four of the party at parcheesi, the others busy over crokinole and jackstraws; but by and by there was a cry of "Boston!" and instantly boards and counters were put away on their shelf, and the decks cleared for action.

    The Merryweathers

  • Al the Pal will be entertaining everyone with his magic and laughter at 1: 15 and 3 p.m. while those present will. enjoy a bowl of chili or a hotdog, or have a game of cards or crokinole.

    Orangeville Citizen

  • Croke Lite - The classic tabletop game crokinole comes to the iPhone and iPod Touch.

    Original Signal - The best of Web 2.0

  • The con is a little different than a horror convention in that there is a lot of gaming going on (including, interestingly, crokinole, a [...]

    2010 June : Bev Vincent

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  • "Royalty, lord it looked good on me / Buried in silk in the royal boudoir or going nuclear free / Or playing crokinole with the Princess of Monaco / Telling my jokes to the OPEC leaders, getting it all on video"
    -- "King of Spain", by Moxy Früvous

    March 19, 2011