We love hearing all the great stories from our customers, and we would love to hear from you too. You can fill out the form below to send us your testimonial, which we may use on our website and other marketing materials. While text is great, pictures make it that much better, so if you would like, you can upload a picture of yourself enjoying crokinole to go along with your testimonial. We can't wait to hear from you!
After watching videos online of the game, I decided I wanted to get one for myself. The consensus I found online was that Tracey boards were the best quality, and it has not disappointed!
Everyone I've shown the game to so far has loved it, and I've gotten multiple night-long sessions out of it already.
~ Dylan Melville
My board gaming partner and I are used to playing games that take hours to learn and often a lot of time to set up and and put away. I decided to buy a Crokinole board, having never actually played the game, to act as a “filler” game, since there’s almost no set up time and the rules take only minutes to learn. When I was doing the research to decide who to buy from, the Tracey name came up again and again. I bought the 5-hole board and we sat down to play thinking we’d play for a half hour or so and then move on to the “real” game for the day, and we were still playing Crokinole 7 hours later. Despite the rules being easy to learn, there’s so much strategy to this, we’re absolutely hooked. Getting a Tracey board was a really good decision. The board is flawless and it played beautifully right out of the box. I bought it with the wall mount installed and I’m glad I did: it looks so nice I’m going to hang it in my living room. I also can’t say enough about the customer service. Jeremy responded almost immediately to questions and concerns and was very pleasant to deal with. I can say with confidence that I will be buying another board from them before too long.
~ Jennifer Shoup
Looks and plays great. Plus shipping to New England was super quick which was a happy surprise. I strongly believe I made the right choice purchasing one of these high quality boards vs a cheaper entry level option.
~ Michael Mcmillen
I did a lot of research on the game of Crokinole and playing boards. Once I committed to ordering a crokinole board, I knew it had to be a Tracey Board!
The anticipation for the board to arrive was killing me. When it arrived at the house, I was so excited to start playing.
No disappointments, simply put, a beautiful piece of handcrafted wood working art.
We are new to Crokinole and in my opinion the Tracey Board site and Jeremy’s YouTube information is the best resource out there bar none. I look forward to many hours of enjoyment with family and friends for years to come. We have now started Sunday night dinner and Crokinole with our 2 boys and friends.
P.S. I appreciate you're hands on and your passion for your family business. Thanks
~ John Carreiro, Victoria BC
My name is Will and I’m a recent Crokinolic. After much research into this game and the accompanying lifestyle, I ordered a Tracey board.
The board and the family have exceeded all expectations.
Not only is my board stunningly beautiful (see pic), not only did it ship in a timely fashion, and not only did the Traceys excel at communicating throughout the process, BUT the packaging was so well-designed that it survived some kind of massive gorilla attack en route to California (see inset)! Not a scratch! Great work all around.
Thank you, Traceys! It is a ton of fun and looks beautiful. When I get addicted to gliss, I’ll hit up up again soon!
~ William Coleman
OMGosh, our family loves Crokinole and our beautiful board from Tracey Boards. Our board arrived on time and was meticulously packaged. We all love to play, and it's the perfect family game after dinner, on weekends, or when we need a break. Thank you to my friend Vince who introduce me to Crokinole and Jeremy Tracey! You'll see my stepson at a tournament one day. ;)
~ Nancy Henson
Simply the highest quality. I was impressed from the moment the box arrived. The board and accessories were safely and securely packed. It was easy to unpack, and everything had its place within the shipping box. The board itself has all the hallmarks of a custom product. The quality craftsmanship brings pride in ownership. I have enjoyed playing with the board and it met my high standards. It's heavy in a good way and the smooth playing surface reacts the way you would expect. When I purchased a Tracey Board I expected a premium product, which this delivered. If you're on the fence, go ahead and buy it, as this is the board you're looking for.
~ Adam Milligan
I bought the Cherry Leaf board and absolutely LOVE IT! The quality is outstanding!! It's hands down WAY better than my first board I bought. Wish I'd have just bought one of the Tracey Boards to begin with. Shipping was way fast. I ordered this board on a Monday and by that Wednesday it was at my door step! Would most definitely recommend buying a Tracey Board and in fact I already have to my friends! :)
~ Mark Harper
Crokinole has been a favorite game of mine for some time, and my new Tracey Board takes that to a whole new level. The Iowa City Crokinole Group now has a board for our championship matches!
~ Linder Wendt
I would like to thank the folks at Tracey Boards for a great experience! From my 1st email to Jeremy, to the day I received my board I could not be more happy with the customer service or the beautifully hand crafted board! After doing hours and hours of research one name and one board stood out, Jeremy Tracey and Tracey Boards. Anyone who is as passionate as Jeremy is with his video tutorials, his high level of competitive play and the promotion of the sport is no doubt going to build the best board out there. I am so glad I went with a Tracey Board!
~ Kenneth Sonnenfeld
Wow! Ordered and quickly received a beautiful Red Tournament board. This was a surprise for my girlfriend who played on a family board when she was little. That board however is long gone. I am the rookie player and have never played before. We've now played quite a bit and she's glad to be playing again. We're going to bring this to her daughters house and get them hooked as well. Glad we also bought the travel bag. We are very happy!
~ James Thomann
I cannot speak more highly of the quality of my new Tracey Tournament Crokinole board, as well as of the game of Crokinole itself! Our extended family of six adults gets together almost weekly to play board games. I had debated for some time whether to complement our standard board game 'play list' with such a highly regarded dexterity game. But I couldn't be happier with the decision - both to take the Crokinole plunge and to acquire such a high quality tournament-grade board like the Tracey. It is a work of art, a pleasure not only to play on but to look at. Set on our gaming table, the polished maple playing surface looks makes it look like a piece of furniture, and it's clear we're already regarding it as a family heirloom. As for the game of Crokinole itself, the fact that my son and daughter and their respective spouses have actually called my wife and I a number of times since we purchased the board several weeks ago specifically to ask to have a Crokinole night (and not a 'board game night') should be all the testament one needs!
~ Steve Marano
Have Board — Will Travel! This summer, I took the leap and purchased a Crokinole board — just the board, no carrying bag — and it was an instant hit with my family and visitors. I had to share it! I wrapped it in a blanket and took it in my car to my brother's, hilariously unwrapping it and having a grand time. But from that moment, I knew I needed a carrying bag, so I ordered from TraceyBoards.com. [It was a fantastic ordering experience, and I threw in a Medium T-Shirt for good measure. The bag arrived quickly, but the shirt was a Youth Medium. I sheepishly emailed Tracey Boards, wondering if I'd made a mistake, and they were incredibly gracious and quick, sending me a new Medium T-Shirt immediately and hoping the Youth Medium would go to a worthy candidate. It was big for my 5-year-old (who adores Crokinole and has a deadly takeout shot), but he LOVED it. My Medium arrived the day before our big family reunion!] The carrying bag is beautiful (I got the bold red color) and perfect for packing, so the board went with us to a week long family reunion and then another week when I worked at a summer camp later that month. The board was a HUGE success and the carrying bag made it incredibly easy for me to confidently carry it everywhere without fear of damage. I think I may have taught the game to more than 100 people over those two weeks, all thanks to the carrying bag. [And of course my son and I were able to school them together wearing our matching Tracey Boards T-Shirts.] It was a fantastic time and the Crokinole we played this month made memories for a lifetime.
~ Andy Norton
I'd thought about getting a Crokinole board a few times in the past but never pulled the trigger. Circled back recently and finally decided to do it. After doing some research online, it became clear that Tracey Boards was the way to go. The board showed up quickly, well packaged, and I was very impressed by the quality. Love the board! Have been getting a lot of play on it with the wife and some friends. Two of them have already decided that they need a board too, so Tracey Boards will probably be getting a couple more orders sometime soon.
~ Rob Lambeth
My Crokinole board from Jeremy can best be described in one word, "awesome!!!"
One week after I ordered the board it found its way from Canada to my home in Germany - really extremely fast. I have a lot of fun playing on this board and showing my friends Crokinole.
Thank you for this great piece of magnificent wood.
~ Philipp Weber
We are having such a blast with the 5 hole Crokinole board! It puts such a spin on the game. Great idea. We had both boards in operation yesterday. Thanks for the high quality boards.
~ Diane Adams
I have been playing the greatest game on earth for almost two years now. It is so awesome that I have bought 3 boards now for myself, including the 5 hole version. I have also purchased 2 for family.
We are having so much fun with the new 5 hole version. It adds a whole new perspective. Thanks, Jeremy, for your consistent great craftsmanship.
~ Diane Adams
Got a five-hole board recently. All of the usual superb Tracey build quality with even more of the Crokinole fun.
If you already love the "greatest game on earth" you need to buy one of these.
Those of you concerned about importing a board from Canada don't be. Mine arrived within four days of placing my order. It was so well packaged nothing could damage it.
Many thanks to the Tracey family.
~ Steve Burrows
Crokinole checks every box for a great game. The more you play, the more fun it gets. The TRACEY BOARD is so nice, you sit down and it inspires you to play!
~ Richard Kegler
My son bought a Tracey board and I was so impressed with the quality that, when I bought one, I made sure to order from the same company. Shipping was super-fast (less than 1 week) and it came very well packaged. Have been playing it ever since and friends have commented on the quality and craftsmanship that went into the board. Would recommend Tracey Boards wholeheartedly!
~ Michael McFarland
I wanted my first crokinole board to be the best playing experience possible, so that family and friends would be likely to come back to the game after their first impression. I can confidently say that in the month since my Tracey board has arrived, it has lived up to that and then some. I personally manufacture equipment for another dexterity game (table soccer/subbuteo) and I am absolutely blown away by the quality and craftsmanship that has gone into these boards. My expectations were pretty high for this product after reading reviews and I just can't describe how nice the surface and overall build is without having someone feel it for themselves. The only thing that comes close to this experience for me is the wood on some guitars that are far out of my wallet's range.
The robust thwack of discs colliding with the outer rail is absolute music to my ears, and the rubber pegs effortlessly fling discs about like they're electrically powered. I didn't end up liking the playing wax experience and this board was still letting my discs glide effortlessly without the powdered enhancement. It is such a versatile, no-nonsense, premium piece of equipment, and the only downside is that I have to wax it more than usual because I constantly catch myself running my hands over the surface.
~ Mike Sgro
Have you ever played a game that frustrated you so much you want to curse and scream and yell? But you realize that what you were doing was actually falling in love with that game? That game for me was Crokinole. I thought I hated it because it seemed so easy and yet I was having the hardest time figuring it out. But after I got to play it for the first time in December of 2021, I couldn't stop thinking about it. I researched it constantly on YouTube more than I care to admit. But thru all the video watching, there was one constant thing that kept coming up. Tracey Crokinole Boards were the best you could get! I began saving up a few dollars and last week I had my beautiful Tracey Board delivered. I've only had this in my house for about 10 days now, but we have played it every single day for at least 2 hours a day. There's no question about it.....I love Crokinole and I love my Tracey Crokinole Board.
~ Greg Hodur
Crokinole has always been a game I’ve desired to learn and enjoy, but these recent months, and especially my time with such an outstanding board like the one made by Jeremy Tracey and his family, have proven how accessible and addicting the game really is. It’ll be a lifelong staple in our collection and a go-to for game night!
~ Jesse Anderson
Purchased a Tracey tournament board after seeing crokinole on Facebook. Let me tell you this is a great, fun, addicting game! Very easy to learn for all ages. I have already spent many hours playing and only wish I’d been introduced to this game years ago! Get ahold of Jeremy Tracey and get yourself one of his boards. I’m new to the game so I’ve nothing to compare it to, but I can guarantee you’ll not find a better board or person to deal with while getting it! The buttons glide like they’re on ice, and the craftsmanship is second to none! Trust me - get yourself a board and start enjoying (as Jeremy would say) “The Greatest Game on Earth”!
~ Bill Peters
Love, love, love our Tracey Crokinole Board. A beautiful well made board! We play every day, and enjoy how it can be anybody's game - at any time! You are always one button away from glory or shame (stupid bumpers)!
Love the game, love the board!
~ Thomas Fish
Bought a black board for our family with a hope that it might offer a bit of fun during the holidays. Wow! It was a total hit and yes, so addicting! Then our teens and college students invited their friends and it was a party. The board is so well crafted and the game itself is both simple to pickup and challenging enough to keep you coming back. AND on the rare times when not in play, it makes for an interesting and fun wall decoration. I highly recommend!
~ DeDe Duncan-Probe
A friend recently introduced me to Crokinole, and I was instantly obsessed. The game is easy to learn and you can play a game in 5 minutes or less, which is perfect for my family. Low barrier to entry, and high skill cap means anyone can get into it, but you won't quickly get bored as you improve your skills. While you can play a game in 5 minutes, it's not uncommon to sit down to play and not realize hours have gone by. Any game that can draw me in like that is definitely worth playing!
~ Kevin Day
I am shocked by the professionalism of this company. I splurged on this purchase and every penny was worth it. Went for the Grey Rock board. This board is a craftsman's work of art. I thought the wall mount was a bit much in cost, but it is excellent. I called on Christmas day and Jeremy answered right away. I was skeptical about ordering from outside the country. However, I made the purchase after talking with Jeremy and it arrived in Colorado on New Year's Eve! The initial estimated delivery was for Jan 10th. Crazy. Just in time for some snowy weather. I purchased a carrying case separate on Amazon that gives me peace of mind. I will spare you the photo of me kissing the board You will not be disappointed if you make the jump for this beautiful board. Thank you guys.
~ Andrew Bruggeman (Ambassador of This Great Game)
First time I heard about Crokinole was about a year ago. Love at first sight. I mean, really big scale: Same day, I immediately started to tune in to "Crokinole Centre", found myself watching every single bit they´d put out. Eventually stumbled on Jeremy Tracey´s channel, the team´s craft and, above all, his thoughts on the game, which got me hooked even more.
After some months, me and my fellow bunch of the "Cologne Crokinoleers" (see picture) just wanted to play on one of Master Jeremy´s boards so bad, at all costs. Touching the finish on its polish; enjoying the wood´s fine aroma, playing on the real McCoy. The kind the big guys would gather around at the world championship. It may sound a little awkward to people who´ve never played Crokinole in their lives, but it´s really true: Playing on a Tracey board can actually give you the same satisfying experience and sensation one could ever ask for, same like in e.g. playing on a Gibson Les Paul guitar. Or riding a slick breezer in the sun set. Just great! Makes you happy.
As to the shipping, the great "Grey Rock" has arrived in less than a week (i.e. from Canada to Cologne/Germany, a few days before X-mas, but Jeremy and his team made it possible - I´ve even got sent an extra-potion of wax with it. Thx, guys!). All products exceeded our expectations. 11/10.
Great work! Keep it up, Godspeed and Merry Christmas to all in the Tracey family and team, and to all our fellow Crokinole lovers out there! Let´s have a great "hanger 20" into 2022! Cheers from Cologne! We´re gonna stay tuned!
~ Holger Schulz
Less than a week ago I received my latest purchase, my third Tracey Board. I own a tournament board, I purchased a personalized one for the pub I frequent, Hailey's Harp & Pub in Metuchen, NJ, and the owner features it on Game Night Thursdays. After I saw how fantastic that board came out, I decided to get this one made for myself. Now my first one is packed away and ready for travel so my Leaning Pines can stay home.
I would not have invested in the other two boards had I not been so pleased with the outstanding quality of my original one, and working with Jeremy is a pleasure; whether or not you're getting a custom design, the communication is top-notch.
The more I play and the more I bring crokinole into conversations, I can only hope others' interest will be enough to invest in the game and Tracy Boards is who I would recommend.
You get what you pay for, and I got gold!
~ Brian Sigley
I used to play crokinole a lot in the 70’s at a friend's house back east. It was a simple, homemade board. I haven't seen a crokinole board since. Recently (40 years later) I saw the “Shut Up and Sit Down” video… I was amazed to see they actually are a thing! After a bit of research, it did not take long before I ordered a Tracey board. I am very impressed with the care Tracey Boards take in shipping. It made it to California in pristine condition. This board plays fantastic and looks awesome in a prominent place in our house.
~ Michael Musial
Amazing game and amazing board. The game has been a hit with everyone I’ve shown it to and I’m doubtful that will change. The playing surface is smooth and I have zero complaints on quality. I haven’t played on a different board, so I can’t say if it’s better or worse than competitors, but everything about the board feels quality.
I also got the 20s holders which are nice to have. An unexpected benefit of the holders is now my group shouts “Tuber!” anytime someone sinks a 20 because they get to dunk their button into the tube.
Shipping Addendum: Surprisingly fast shipping (only took ~1 week for the board to go from ordered -> arrived) which was awesome. There were zero signs of damage to the board from shipping.
I would highly recommend a Tracy board to anyone interested in buying a Crokinole board.
~ Nate Koeppe
I'm from Texas and I told my good Canadian friend from Vancouver Island that I would challenge him to a game of Crokinole if we lived closer. He thanked me for that; it brought back memories of playing Crokinole with his grandfather 75 years ago! Truly a game for all ages. A Tracey board is fast and easy on the eyes. Hanging on the wall it's a work of art.
~ Edward Wilkie
Beautiful, fast board. Couldn't be happier with my purchase! I love sitting down with family and friends and showing off this cool new activity.
~ John Duffy
Best board in the world, best customer service in the world!
~ Mark McCleary
I had heard about Crokinole from the Shut Up & Sit Down review. I'm an avid board gamer, but crokinole seems to occupy a space that's rare in board games. The board is large, with fun gliding discs that draws players in. The game rules are simple enough that children can play, but the dexterity element provides enough depth that they'll want to keep playing. Lastly, the point system is easy enough to provide handicaps that unlike other 'timeless' games (chess, go) large skill differences can be made up simply by providing a handicap.
Crokinole is great fun, and Tracey's boards are beautiful enough that you'll want to put them on the wall as art.
~ Chris Alduino
I fell in love with Crokinole at PAX East 2020 and had to get a board, and I wanted the best board so of course, I ordered a Tracey. The best recommendation I can give it is from my Dad... He is not a big fan of board games (even though the rest of my family is) or really any competitive games with few exceptions (does like some bigger party games), but much to my surprise, even though my whole family really enjoys the game, my Dad stands out as a huge enthusiast, actually going out of his way to request I bring it over and get some games in... this is unheard of behavior for my Dad, but that is the magic of Crokinole. A magical game deserves the highest standard in craftsmanship, and Tracy Boards are simply THE standard in Crokinole.
~ Thomas Conner
My family and friends love my Tracey Board and all the accessories. Excellent Quality and Jeremy stands behind every item.
~ Lee McAllister
My Tracey Board is of the highest quality. It is so thick, heavy and sturdy. The pegs and bumpers are super responsive. I often play it with my kids. Conceptually it is an easy and fun game for them to play. If our skills are different I can remove one of my pieces to improve their odds on winning for example. We can tweak the rules in other ways to keep the games competitive, which helps to keep the games fun. I believe my board shipped from Canada and it arrived quickly during the early days of the pandemic lock down. I then ordered some extra items and they arrived even quicker. Shipping was done in a reinforced box and the Crokinole board arrive safely. It seemed like no expense was spared in how they packaged the board to ship. Well done! Great purchase and I highly recommend Tracey Boards.
~ Michael Lewandowski
The best board around. We call this "the fast board" because it is so smooth. Like glass. Very high quality. Solid.
When friends bring their other Crokinole boards around that aren't Tracey, we refer to them as "the slow board(s)".
If you're looking to get into Crokinole, you might as well buy a Tracey board, since you will become addicted and you will eventually want the best.
~ Sean Greathouse
If you look for the best game to play with you family or friends... Look no further! Crokinole is the best by far! Tracey boards are the best board you can treat yourself with! Go for it, you will thank yourself for sure!
~ Dominic Leduc
Learned about Crokinole watching Youtube videos and thought it looked like fun. Made the leap to purchase a board and my research quickly highlighted Crokinole GameBoards (Tracey) as the best board for the money. My wife and I play a few times a week and not only enjoy the game itself, but the board has been great -- it's well-made and looks great. Zero complaints and would definitely recommend Tracey to anyone interested in getting a board. Additionally, everyone we've taught the game to has enjoyed it immensely. It's such a deceptively simple game. Easy to learn, but a lot of nuance to master.
~ Mike Monocello
I went with some friends to Boston to visit PAX East which is a gaming convention. Tracy had some boards set up and was teaching the game. We spent a lot of time playing and really enjoyed it. Immediately bought a board and it's a fun summer activity when you have friends over.
~ Jeff Hainsworth
My spouse gives me a hard time because I go all or nothing. Being from the States, I had not heard of Crokinole until I stumbled upon a review of the game by Shut Up And Sit Down. I was instantly hooked. Looked around at different options, and glad I went with a Tracey board. Top-notch craftsmanship and top-notch customer service. Got it shipped south of the border pretty quickly.
Oddly enough, the day after I bought my board, my neighbor asked me out of the blue if I've ever played Crokinole. Fate? I don't know. But I can tell you when he eventually sat down to play with me his eyebrows immediately went up when he said my board was much nicer than either of his 2 boards. The quality of the Tracey board makes it so much fun because the buttons slide so consistently. It also feels good to support a company who is passionate about the game. You can find interesting content/tips updated on YouTube. Helped me understand why the shaker of garlic salt had no flavor.
I've played with several different groups now. Some people like it, and some people absolutely love it. But I haven't played with anyone who found it boring. The rules are simple to explain and the action is quick. My spouse is in the "like it" category and she isn't giving me any flack for splurging for a nice board.
~ Joey Davenport, Colorado, USA
As someone who was crokinole curious for quite some time—having consumed quite a bit of Crokinole Centre video content—I was quite familiar with Tracey boards. Having played for a little while on a small, slow Rustik board I got from Amazon, I always knew the game could be so much more and I knew I would inevitably save up the scratch to purchase the real deal.
From the moment I unboxed this board, it did not disappoint; the quality hits you in the face from the get-go. It isn’t overstated, but it refuses to be ignored. The moment you flick a button across the surface of this board, you will know where your money—well spent money—went. In the era of cheaply, quickly produced products, it is really wonderful to lay hands on something that was crafted with love, care, and skill.
I lugged the beast out to a local brewery for some games with a friend. We had at least 10 people stop by and ask what it was we were playing. A couple even stayed to watch an entire round. It is a captivating game that needs more play and exposure here in the United States. I have no doubt it will gain steam as the years go on. I also have no doubt that if you choose a Tracey board, you will be 100% satisfied with your decision.
~ Warren Blossom
Thought I would treat myself to a Tracey Board.
Wasn't disappointed, delivery to the UK was speedy, and the Board is a work of art.
~ Nathan Whitney
I came across crokinole by accident a while back. I had never heard of the game, but it intrigued me. I began searching for boards and reading reviews. Looking for quality, many failed. I was drawn to Tracey Boards. Everything about their boards checked all my concerns, especially how the board was shipped. My board arrived faster than expected. It's everything as advertised. Actually, a playable work for art. You are buying quality! Worth the cost for something that will be in the family for years ahead. Looking forward to introducing others to this fun game. Flick on!!
~ Loren McCumber
My wife and I just got into crokinole, and we're both glad that we went for a Tracey board. One look at it and it's obvious that this is an expertly-crafted board. Frankly, it's probably the "nicest" thing I own.
~ Rob Derksen
It has been years since I played crokinole so when the time came to purchase a board, I did a lot of research. I joined the Facebook group National Crokinole Association to post on how to chose the best crokinole board for my needs. Where else could I find unbiased recommendations on how to chose my board. The most recommended board was no contest, it was the Tracey Tour Crokinole Board.
So, I decided to purchase my board from Crokinole Gameboards but I still had a few questions. The owner Jeremy Tracey answered all my questions including the concern I had regarding shipping.
I received the board one week later; I did order the board on a Friday but most importantly, the board arrived in top condition. Excited to try it out, I immediately sat down, placed carefully my first disc on the shooting line and wacked the disc with my index finger. My heart skipped a beat when the disc crossed the board and hit the rail on the opposite side with a loud crack. Needless to say, the next shoot was a lot less forceful. This is definitely not the old rundown toy store board I had when I was a boy. By the time I was done breaking in my brand-new board I had fallen in love all over again with this game.
Without hesitation, I recommend you consider one of the boards offered at Crokinole Gameboards.
~ Michel Cloutier
This is the best Crokinole board that money can buy especially in North America! Shipping was quick and it was packed securely with sign on delivery. My wife and I have enjoyed hours playing crokinole together even if we aren’t keeping score. If you have the money to buy this board it’s a worth while investment. Order the mounting bracket when you purchase it so you can hang it on the wall like the piece of art it is! Jeremy and company will mount the bracket on the board for you when you order together which takes the stress off of you drilling holes on your new board. 10/10 If I ever use my board as a giant frisbee and it breaks I absolutely will purchase another one from here!
~ Brian Slusher
It was a long agonizing week between the time the board we ordered for Mo, our friend and owner of our favorite pub arrived and when we were able to catch up with him to present it. The moment it came in, after I emailed Jeremy about the excellent way it turned out, (I was correct in my prediction; this board was equal in quality to the one I had ordered for us), I contacted the pub manager, Maura, with a photo and immediately she was in love with it and she scheduled a time when Mo would be in when the pub would not be very busy.
We presented it to him last night and he was enthused about it as we hoped he'd be. We set up the game and played a few rounds to give him a feel of what Crokinole is all about. He told us he'd actually been thinking of starting a game night at the pub and this Crokinole board would be front and center.
As I was writing this review this morning, I got a message from Maura saying Mo is loving this wonderful gift.
A special shout out to Jeremy. He could have gone ahead and made the design I originally wanted, but with his input and suggestions, we made the board even better. When I have a need to buy another board (this is my second from Tracey Boards) I will definitely buy from Tracey Boards and of course I'd recommend you to anyone who is interested and wants a quality board.
~ Brian K. Sigley
I only have one regret and it is that I have not bought a Tracey board before I did. I had previously bought a mass-market crokinole board. To be honest, I was having a lot of fun on that old board (played for ~2 years). The craftsmanship and the smooth movements from the Tracey board exponentially enhanced that fun factor. Shots are even more impressive and rewarding than before.
Thanks to the Tracey family and team for their high-quality board, the very fast delivery, and their entertaining videos. Many games played on the new board and a lot more to come!
~ Luc-Andrè St-Pierre
After we got turned on to Crokinole by a friend and bought ourselves a board (from another vendor) we started watching Jeremy's videos for pointers on the game. We got so into it we started talking up the game with the owner of the pub we frequent (it's sort of our Cheers) and he seemed interested and wanted us to bring our board over. Well, because it's not the easiest thing to tote around, we thought we'd get one for the pub, emblazoned with their logo; a token of our appreciation for how he makes everyone feel like family whether you go once in a while or are a regular, and as a special appreciation for all he accomplished in keeping the pub going during the pandemic.
We'd gotten used to our board and learned how to adjust our play using wax, and Jeremy's recommended spray wax, but the wooden pegs began coming loose and flying out during our nightly games and they needed to be glued in almost daily.
While we were designing the board for the pub, we decided we owed it to ourselves to invest in a better board and ordered one for ourselves and we returned the tiresome one (which meant we were Crokinole-less for nearly two weeks).
Our new board arrived yesterday and the most impressive thing, besides the obvious solid construction and heft, the playing surface is like glass and our discs were gliding around (without using the enclosed wax, yet) like we've never experienced. It's like playing an entirely different game.
And best of all, in regards to the board for the pub, I'm confident we made the right decision in ordering from Tracey Boards. I know we'll be giving a quality gift.
~ Brian K Sigley
My father-in-law introduced me to Crokinole many years ago and I played sporadically at family gatherings - just enough to know I enjoyed the game. I purchased a Tracey board in the summer of 2020 and could not be happier. I am super excited to raise my kids playing the greatest game on earth on the greatest board known to man.
After introducing the game to my family of origin we purchased another Tracey board for my dad for Father's Day 2021. If I buy another board in the future as the game grows among friends, it will certainly be another Tracey. Not only is the board superb, the customer service and friendliness of Jeremy is unmatched. After watching way too many hours of his Youtube channel (check it out by the way), he's definitely a guy that you'd want to hang out with to play a game or two. Always want to support great craftsmen and better people.
~ Chris Putney
The crokinole board arrived as scheduled. It's so awesome! My husband was so surprised and delighted with the board. We were all shocked at how smooth the playing surface is and by how much the pieces bounce off the pegs! We've only ever played on a pretty old board and it's like a whole new game with this new, beautiful board. We've been having lots of fun playing.
Thank you for the wonderful, friendly customer service.
~ Alicia R., Victoria, BC
~ An exuberant customer of the most prodigious crokinole boards!
What a beautiful board. Only took 5 days from when it shipped to arrive on my porch in Olympia WA. Smooth as glass, solid as a rock. I can’t say enough about the quality, it’s one of those things you gotta touch to fully appreciate.
~ Ryan Behrens, Washington, USA
I learned about crokinole just a few months ago. It was mentioned in a Corner Gas episode and I looked it up to see if it was a real game. Saw a few videos and knew I had to play this game! Ordered a decent board and fell in love with this game. Soon knew I wanted a tournament quality board and that it needed to be a Tracey.
Contacted you guys and could not believe the quick responses with every question answered ...customer service at a level you rarely see anymore. Received my board a few weeks ago and it has been used near daily. Really fun to play doubles when my son and daughter-in-law come over! A fantastic board! Sits on our coffee table... always ready for play.
This game helped us through the winter storm here in Texas last week! (I know, weather you guys see far more frequently than we do here)
Can't say enough of how totally impressed we have been with you guys, your customer service, and the level of craftsmanship you put into your boards.
Loving crokinole!... here deep in the heart of Texas!
~ Mark Warren
First of all, thank you Jeremy, for your fast work and speedy delivery!
THIS BOARD IS JUST INSANE!
It was really really worth saving every penny to order it from Tracey. The quality and craftsmanship is no comparison to the boards here in Germany.
Germany: One Point (maybe two)
Canada: Twelve Points !
Playing on this board is great fun and extremely addicting.
By the way, if you look at the picture, you will see dents in the playing surface. But NO, this is just the picture. That is dark grain in the wood and makes it really unique. The surface and slickness is absolutely perfect.
I am so happy and proud to have a Tracey Board here in Germany.
Greetings to all of your team.
~ Peter Kollmeier, Germany
I received one of Jeremy Tracey's Tour crokinole boards as a gift last year and it quickly became one of my favorite things in the world. The quality is exceptional, the craftsmanship is beautiful, and the joy it has brought during a year dominated by bad news is incalculable. It's a new family heirloom and I look forward to one day teaching this wonderful game to grandkids.
~ Eric Francis
I am blown away by the quality and craftsmanship of my Tracey crokinole board! I am a collector of tabletop games with approximately 60 in my growing collection. After being introduced to crokinole on several YouTube channels dedicated to hobby gaming, I was hooked without ever playing the game. Several years ago I purchased a board from Etsy for a good price and waited patiently for it to arrive. After being lost in US customs and then lost again by the US postal service, it finally showed up three months later in southwest Missouri to a less than patient, me. It is a lovely, traditional style board, and my family and friends and I have had countless hours of fun playing. Crokinole is the world’s best game! Everyone I have introduced to the game love it, several have purchased their own boards.
Recently I decided I wanted a tournament quality board and after doing my research I decided there was no other choice for me than a Tracey! I ordered a Grey Rock with the deluxe wall mounting bracket. It shipped and arrived in about 2 weeks in perfect condition with the bracket pre-installed. Let me reiterate that, it is perfect! Although I love my first board it does not compare in quality to the Grey Rock and that’s ok! I now have a travelling board, so I can introduce more people to the game without as much worry about trashing my board. The Grey Rock is not leaving my house!
Cheers to the Tracey’s for the excellent work they do in crafting family heirlooms and promoting the world’s greatest game! I am very proud to own this, what I consider to be a piece of art!
~ Stephen P. Scholz, Southwest Missouri, USA
Hi Jeremy and the Tracey family! ? It's been since May or June 2020 already that I have received my Red Tracey Tour Board with all the accessories and let me say that first!
The customer service here is ROCK SOLID! Felt confident too buying from you right away and it's really something important when you buy on the web. Family-owned business and operated by passionate people like you adds a whole new level to the experience. All my questions were also answered perfectly. It's clear that you know your stuff!
The board itself is so beautiful that you want to display it! It is really well made. Flawless in every detail and it plays just wonderfully. Pucks are gliding even without the wax!! The packaging was way over my expectations, I mean the board WILL arrive safely, no doubts on that!! Every penny spent on that board was worth it! But be aware... It is a strongly ADDICTIVE GAME!!!
Overall for the complete experience, products and service, I can only give 10/10 but you deserve 20/10! ?
Thanks for everything and for signing the board too, that's awesome!! ? Hope I can meet you someday in a tournament and play against you also when everything gets back to normal! Take care and long life to Tracey Boards and the Tracey Family!!!
~ Dominic Leduc
Despite being in my 30s and having close Canadian ancestry, I had not heard of Crokinole until just a few months ago. A friend of mine received a board as a gift and I was instantly hooked. I immediately began researching the best companies and ultimately landed on the tried-and-true Tracey boards. Most of the experts recommend the Tracey boards, as Jeremy Tracey trained under world renowned board maker Willard Martin. For many, many years (even to this day) the Willard boards were considered to be the best and lucky for us, the Tracey boards are just as good. In fact, Willard (after his retirement) went on to say that the Tracey boards are possibly better than his.
Not only are the Tracey boards more affordable than many of the other companies, but the quality surpasses just about all of them. There are lots of videos and information out there that explain the board making process and the Tracey boards are top notch. Also, I ordered my board on Christmas Day and despite the holiday season, I received it in less than 2 weeks! That is half the advertised turnaround time! After placing my order, I decided to modify it and add a few things. Let me just tell you that the customer service at Crokinole Game Boards is simply incredible. I spoke directly to Jeremy Tracey who was incredibly prompt and friendly. He helped me change my order with no issues and was just so nice to deal with (despite me being a pain).
I couldn't be happier with my board. The quality is fantastic. Its beautiful and everything was packaged/shipped so professionally. I ordered the "Grey Rock" board and it is stunningly beautiful. I chose the black, white, and grey buttons to go with the board and they match it perfectly! It all looks so dapper! I also ordered the natural wood buttons and despite them looking quite nice, they don't match the greyish tint of my board. Fortunately, my father (who also just ordered a board) is going to trade me his blue buttons. I also ordered the travel case (very high quality) and 4 button holders (highly recommend). Go to YouTube and search Crokinole. Just about everyone is using a Tracey board and has the button holders. DON'T MISS OUT ON THE HOLDERS!!!
Speaking of my father, after hearing of my experience with Crokinole Game Boards, he immediately went out and ordered a board himself. He decided to get the traditional "Red" board and although I haven't personally seen it, he claims it is beautiful. I'm now trying to convince my sister to order a board and have several friends looking to place orders with Tracey. If this review sounds like a commercial for Jeremy Tracey, its because it is. I will gladly give free advertisement for quality products and excellent customer service, both of which Crokinole Game Boards excels at.
Get a Tracey board, you won't regret it.
~ Tristan Ward, North Carolina, USA
Played my first Crokinole game. Victories over my 24yr old son. Can't take him in golf, but can take him in a real game. The shipment was great. Emailed CGB and Jeremy told me when I should expect the shipment date. I ordered two games. One going to my sister's family in Colorado Springs and mine to Columbus. Board made it to Colorado Springs in 28 hrs. Started on Thursday at 3 pm in Ontario, Cincinnati, Denver & Colorado Spring Friday at 6 pm. Mine showed up around noon Monday. The packaging was superb. Board was beautiful and slick.
I haven't found one person who has heard of this game. We watched YouTube in order to understand the rules. Now I'm 4-1 against my son. Looking forward to introducing family and friends to Crokinole.
~ James O'Connell, Columbus
Greetings from Charlottesville, VA! Until a month ago, I had never played Crokinole in my life. It was something that I had seen in videos and had interested me but I didn't know anyone who had a board and wasn't sure I was ready to make the investment. However, the last several months have been unique, to say the least, and I figured it was time we gave it a go.
My wife and I knew we wanted to get a quality board and after doing some research, "Tracey Boards" kept coming up over and over again. About three weeks after we placed our order a huge box arrived at our doorstep and we were on our way. The board is absolutely beautiful and plays like a dream (which I can recognize even with my limited experience). The only thing it seemed to be missing was a warning about how addictive the game is. (I don't believe a night has gone by where we haven't played a game or two.)
Anyway, thank you for all the love and care you clearly put into your product. We look forward to using this board for years to come!
~ Andrew B., Charlottesville, Virginia
Hey Jeremy - just got the board in today and oh my god it's beyond breathtaking... worth everything and more ? If someone is on the fence on deciding which board to get Tracey is easily one of the best from the depth of the center hole, the slickness of the board, and the custom style if you want for a lil extra. Just take a look at the picture if you don't believe me on that last part and it's even better in person. 11/10!!!
I just received my board today and my son couldn't wait to open the box. Excited to spend some good quality family time playing crokinole for years and years to come. What a great game to bring friends and family together instead of being stuck in front of a screen. I spent the money to get nothing but the best and I have no regrets. This board is going to be in the family for a very long time. Here is my son practicing his "trick" shots. I'll take a smile playing crokinole than a smile in front of his switch any day.
~ Edward Bakker
My board arrived in late March of 2020, just in time for Crokinole to enter our daily routine during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each morning, after the laughter, trash talk, and the curses we are ready to take on the day.
Hello everyone, I never played crokinole before but researching the internet I realized that your company made the best boards. I received it just over a week ago (perfect timing) and let me say it was very evident that you take pride in your workmanship. My daughter and I have played 2 hours every day since and getting better every time. My wife was pushing the discs and didn't understand why we were laughing. That is why is just ordered some cues and a couple of different colors of discs. Thanks for making a high quality product and also thanks for the tips videos on YouTube. Have a nice day and please stay safe.
~ David Tadeu, Quebec, Canada
Hi Jeremy, your board is slick and beautiful. Thanks!
~ L.F. – Maryland, USA
Just a quick note to say I received the board and I LOVE IT!
Thank you so much, it's beautiful and plays like a dream.
My very first shot I made a twenty, so I figure that's a good sign of things to come!
~ M.W. Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Wow, just wow!
There is something about your board that cannot be described.
It's the feeling you get when you first get something and are immediately proud to own it and completely satisfied, because you know it's top quality.
Thank you so much sir.
~ D.V. – Woodridge, IL, USA
Hey Jeremy, just thought I should let you know our club had a vote and decided that we are going to use my Tracy Tour Board for our fall league finals. Going to try and get it up on YouTube.
Again just thought you should know, keep up the great work!
~ J.M. (The Extra Pint Crokinole Club) Voorheesville, NY, USA
The board arrived perfect and we are thrilled with the workmanship.
After playing a couple of games to welcome it home, it is tucked away awaiting Christmas.
Such a pleasure to deal with someone who is not only skilled at his work, but also takes care in the customer appreciation department.
~ G & G Ross - Kent Bridge, Ontario, Canada
Just wanted to say that the board arrived safe and sound. Thanks for taking such care with the packaging.
We've played every day since I got home and it's lovely. I've attached a pic of me teaching my son with my daughter listening ? she's still a little young to play.
I know this will give us many years of joy. Thanks again.
~ Will - Burlington, ON Canada
I just wanted to thank you for the AWESOME Grey Rock Crokinole board you made for me. It seemed like it took forever to get here but that was only because it was sent all over the southeast US by the shipping company! Your assistance in getting that corrected was very helpful and the board got here safe and sound in its new packaging.
The board sits in my home as a fine piece of furniture or hangs on the wall as art. Either way, I really love your support and your craftmanship! I have introduced the game to numerous friends and look forward to having many fun games with new players (as I am myself!). My son in the Coast Guard in Kodiak, AK, introduced it to me during a visit there in May of this year (2021). Thanks much for all you do and for being a GREAT Crokinole diplomat!!
~ Jeff Woodward - Brunswick, GA, USA
A big thank you to Jeremy Tracey and the crew at Crokinole GameBoards. We bought our board this past winter to help get through the winter with covid still an issue. We did have an issue with our board and Jeremy solved that with no questions asked. We could not be more happy with our board and the great service provided. You do NOT get that from the big stores. We have been loving this game for months and our skill level has grown immensely. 20's holders are a must lol. Definitely watch their YouTube videos as they are very entertaining and informative. Especially the one about how to wax the board and discs. Takes about 15 minutes and brings your board back to life and enhances the playability. A great quality board to play a great game. We love it. Thanks again.
~ Mike & Sheila Gedak
These boards are amazing, and Jeremy is super helpful. He did a video chat with me to show me a few different boards and walked me through what to look for. I'd highly recommend buying one of his boards if you want to play crokinole at home.
~ Cole McDermott