10 D.o.T.G. – Turn About Peg Puzzle
We’ve found so many great games at yard sales and thrift stores this summer that we decided to show you more than the typical one per week! For the next 10 days we’ll introduce you to a Thrift Treasure that you’ve probably never seen or heard of before. For our second feature, we bring you the Turn About Peg Puzzle by Drueke Blue Chip Game Company.
If you’ve ever played Chinese Checkers, then you’ve played Turn About. The object is the same, move your pegs one at a time to ‘switch places’ with your opponent’s pegs. You can move them forwards or sideways, but not diagonally. If there is an open space, you may also jump a peg of either color (and continue to jump if the path allows it) to move towards the other player’s base.
And that’s really all there is to it. There are a couple different strategies to employ: Do you rush the opponent’s base? Hold one back to try to stall? Exactly the same game as Chinese Checkers, but in a convenient 2-player form factor.
The Drueke Blue Chip Game Company was founded in 1971 and continued making games until 1987 when they were sold to a company called Low Tech Co. A couple years later all Drueke assets were then sold to The Carrom Company of Ludington, MI. This particular game appears to be from the early 70’s, although we couldn’t find solid information online about it. The Carrom Company is still around, but appear to focus mainly on game-room type table games such as air hockey, foosball and the like. If you want a copy of Turn About Peg Puzzle for your collection, you’ll have to do like us and dig one up at your local thrift store or yard sale!
19 thoughts on “10 D.o.T.G. – Turn About Peg Puzzle”
Fun find! Thanks for sharing!
I love it. It looks like such a fun game.
Oh wow love the look of this game so cool .x
We love GAMES and THRIFT STORES so we need to be on a search for sure. Thanks for the recommendation.
I love this game, I know there are some restaurants that have them to kill time while waiting for your meal.
My dad was just asking about finding thrift games. We are going to look this week.
That peg game seems pretty intriguing
I love finding games like this. I think I had something similar when I was little
That looks like a fun game. I love games like that, that makes you think.
I’ve seen these games sitting on the tables at Cracker Barrel before. We always have fun trying to figure out how to play them.
My kids love this kind of game! I’ve actually got the thrift store on my agenda this afternoon.
Now this looks like a game I would enjoy playing. Actually I may have played it back when it first came out-it looks awful familiar to me!
We LOVE games like this! So much fun!
I feel like I use to play this game all the time! So fun that you brought it back out!
I love these kinds of toys. Things that make people think and have fun at the same time. This is great!
I love finding interesting games at thrift stores. That one looks like fun! We once found a Whomping Willow Harry Potter game. We still have it after all these years, too.
You know what? I have never played one of these. Crazy right?
Would you believe I’ve never played that game? Time to learn!
I have this peg game in a version with red and white/tan? pegs. Have lost the rules. This game had a solitare option where you jumped pegs to swap places with the other pegs. You were not allowed to jump the other color pegs. If you have information please reply.