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Prompted by: https://boardgames.stackexchange.com/questions/186/variation-on-rules-for-cornhole-which-involves-two-boards

If cornhole is on-topic, then what about games like shuffleboard, horseshoes or bowling? However if cornhole is off-topic, what about games like crokinole or PitchCar?

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I'm inclined to say cornhole is off-topic; I would not consider it to be a board game. I would say crokinole and PitchCar are on-topic, though it's certainly getting into a gray area and I'm not sure where I would draw the line.

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    I would agree -- technically cornhole is a game played with boards, but it's not a board game to me. If you can't sit down at a table and play it, it's not a board or card game. – LittleBobbyTables Oct 23 '10 at 19:55
  • +1 Pitchcar is border line, but still just in. Like the 'If you can't sit down at a table and play it, it's not a board or card game.' – Jon Hadley Oct 25 '10 at 13:06
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Off-topic. I would say the essential differentiating characteristic is that all of these games are purely about physical skills, and to me this site is about games that have a substantial strategy or thinking component.

So to me, shuffleboard, horseshoes, bowling, cornhole, and even crokinole are all out. I'm not sure how PitchCar works exactly - I looked it up on boardgamegeek but that didn't help. So I'll reserve judgement there.

  • I'm guessing there won't be much dissent about Cornhole being off-topic. However, crokinole and PitchCar are more controversial. We might need a question specifically about them. – Todd Oct 24 '10 at 15:05
  • See the comments on this answer by Brian Campbell to a different question for a slightly more nuanced point of view in this discussion. – Erik P. Oct 26 '10 at 4:20

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