At first it doesn’t look like much, but as the video goes on you start to see the effects of the magnetic pieces and virtual posts. I’m still not sure I get exactly how the board works. By Dale Wagner of London, Ontario.
Seems like a rip-off of Kineti-Go
Both are good games though.
the pieces all have a magnet in them, all magnets have the “north” end up. Or down. Whatever, they all are oriented in the same direction. The board has a magnet of the same type in the center, only it has the magnet oriented the opposite way of all the pieces. The magnet under the board was inserted (probably) through a hole drilled underneath the center and just below the surface. Simple.
Ok, so the virtual posts are magnets just below the surface oriented the same way as the magnets in the pieces. When a piece slides over it (and it has the magnet down) the magnets repel and tosses the piece in the air, or maybe redirects it, when it gets close enough.
Cetrainly looks like they are infringing on the Kineti-Go patents. I will have to have our lawyer send a cease and desist letter. Does anyone know if this guy is trying to sell these? We actually have a magnetic version of Crokinole in the works based on our existing patents. Different and much better than this one. Ours is patent protected though… Thanks for pointing this out Jimmy!