This peg game board is an excellent beginner project. Eight Frogs on a Log is the name I came up for this project. Sometimes you’ll see it called Eight men on a raft. You can find a lot of other similar projects online with a wide variety of names. I’ve seen it called Eight me on a raft etc. For this project I used a scrap piece of oak. It has no tricky cuts or joinery so you can spend more time trying to solve this puzzle.
The object of the game is move all of your pegs (err frogs) from one side to the other; one space or hop at a time. The only catch is that you can’t move your pegs backward. If you make one of these be sure to post it over on the WoodLogger Facebook Page. I’d love to see how yours turns out.
As extra help I created a simple project plan that you can download for free.
If you need the solution for the game you can download that here.
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Nothing tricky here. One simple board is all you’ll need. I had a piece of scrap oak, but any species of wood will work.
- (1) Board – 3/4″ x 1-3/4″ x 9″
Milling & Assembly
To finish this one up. I made sure all of my corners were broken and had no sharp edges anywhere. I then chose to use Boiled Linseed Oil to finish the board. This project would also have been great painted a fun color. If you decide not to make one of these, but really want one Check out the WoodLogger Shop.
Items I Used to Finish this