What game is this?

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  1. Mark Dubbelboer

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    My girlfriend's family has this game that I've seen many places however I have no idea what the game is called.

    The board is setup as a whole bunch of like hollowed out holes that hold a small round stone (i've seen variants that were pegs in a hole). Every hole has a ball in it except the middle ball. You play the game by "jumping" one ball over the other (kind of like checkers) and this removes the ball that has been jumped. You continue doing this as long as you can until you're out of moves. Ideally you're only supposed to have one ball left in the middle of the board, however that never really happens.

    Anyway, my gf's uncle was curious as to whether or not there is an actual solution to the game so I said I'd look for a solution online. Problem is I can't find the game because i don't know what to search for.
    I've heard the game referred to as "hole-in-one" but can't find it anywhere under that name. Does anyone have any idea what I'm talking about? and if so, any idea what the game is called?

    oh and this a really weak attempt at drawing what the board looks like

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  2. Linda Thompson

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    Sounds like Solitaire, which is a bit like Chinese Checkers.

    If it looks anything like this, it's Solitaire:

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  3. Mark Dubbelboer

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    oh ya that's the one

    my picture was awesome...i never looked at it after posting and it obviously erased all the leading spaces

    now i get to try to find something called solitaire..wow there should be quite a few hits for this one
     
  4. Linda Thompson

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    Looks like this particular board configuration and setup is referred to as a "British" board. Here's a page with the solution, as well as several other variations of the game:

    http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/solitaire/solution.htm

    Click on START, and the moves will begin to display. You'll have to play it over several times, I'm sure, to catch all the moves.
     
  5. Mark Dubbelboer

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    Thanks all.

    The solution to the british board was discovered by the uncle. His son-in-law claimed to have solved the French board. it turns out that the french board is unsolvable, so he must have made an illegal move.
    i think you just saved my gf's uncle some more sleep

    again thanks
     
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    There was a PC based game called 'PEGGED.EXE' that came with Windows Entertainment pack (which usually was a whole collection of tiny Windows games like Solitaire (the card game) or battlezone, Pipes, etc. etc. I have it on my PC at work cause it's tiny and is sometimes a mind clearer.

    Concept is the same and they have different shapes and levels of difficulty..

    I can send it you you if you want... it's small!

    Jay
     
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