Wahoo board game Instructions

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diy wahoo board gameMay 2, 2013

Wahoo! Have you ever played? This game was a staple of my childhood. It’s fun for all ages (as long as all players know how to count) because there’s really no skill involved—it’s all based on your luck of the dice. Which means my competitive husband, who usually beats me in every game, sometimes loses. Precisely why I like it! Even better, it’s quite easy to make your own game board, as pretty as you like. I think that means everyone is a winner.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • one 2ft x 2ft piece of ¾ inch plywood
  • drill with a ½ inch bit
  • pencil and ruler, for measuring
  • sandpaper
  • ¾ inch wooden balls (20)
  • ¾ inch wooden blocks (4)
  • paint in 4 different colors
  • foam brush
  • Step 1:

    diy wahoo board gameFind the center of your sheet of plywood (12inches) and make a mark with your pencil. From that center mark, measure 1 ½ inches up, down, left and right, and mark with your pencil. From each of those marks, make 5 more marks, 1 ½ inches apart, forming a cross on the board. Make a mark on each side of those marks, 1 ½ inches apart, so that eventually each “arm” of the cross has three rows of six marks. Once your cross is formed, make 5 marks, 1 ½ inches apart, diagonally in each corner of the board. (You can sort of eyeball this part.) Phew! Are you still with me? It’s easier than it sounds, I promise.

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    Step 2:

    With a ½ inch bit, drill a hole at each pencil mark, except for the first mark you made, the center of the board. Erase that! Leave that un-drilled! Once all the holes have been drilled, sand the board until smooth.

    Step 3:

    Paint the wooden balls, five in each color. Let dry.

    Step 4:

    Using the tip of a paintbrush, dab dots onto the blocks to look like dice. Make 4 dice, one in each color. Let dry.

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    FAQ

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    What is the Wahoo board game?

    Wahoo is a board game that started in the Southwest area of Texas & Oklahoma about 40 yrs ago. My family played it incessantly when I was a child. All the wooden boards were handmade & painted with American Indian pictures & designs. Apparently the warehouse burned down & the idea for the game was purchased by another company & became Sorry & Trouble. The original game is slightly different, but not significantly. There is a site to download a PC version of the game, but definitely not as fun to play as when you "burn" your friend & send them back home! LOL Hope this helps.
    Julie
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    Who invented the board game Wahoo?

    The Marble company invented Wahoo the board game. Thanks for asking.

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