Queen of Hearts' Croquet

£55.00
ITEM CODE: 24454
3.5/5
‘Alice thought she had never seen such a curious croquet-ground in her life; it was all ridges and furrows; the balls were live hedgehogs, the mallets live flamingos, and the soldi...
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Description
‘Alice thought she had never seen such a curious croquet-ground in her life; it was all ridges and furrows; the balls were live hedgehogs, the mallets live flamingos, and the soldiers had to double themselves up and to stand on their hands and feet, to make the arches’, ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’, 1865.

A most curious twist on traditional croquet, inspired by the nonsensical game played by the Queen of Hearts in Lewis Carroll’s 1865 novel ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’. True to the book, the set includes four painted wooden ‘flamingo’ mallets, each 80cm long with the heads attached, and four colour-coded wooden balls. With six plywood playing card markers on metal hoops and a start/finishing post for your curious course. Sure to delight players large and small, or 'off with your head'!
Size & Additional Information
Set contains 4 painted pine wood mallets, each 80cm long, and 4 lightweight, rubber wood-balls
6 plywood and steel hoops, each H28cm overall with c.11cm metal pins; painted on both sides
Wooden start/finish post, 37cm
Requires simple assembly to screw heads onto the mallets
Insert the hoops c.5cm to leave clearance for croquet balls; if ground is very dry/hard we recommend using a tent peg to make holes for the hoops
Includes instructions
2-4 players, age 8+
81.5 x 14.5 x 9cm boxed
DELIVERY & RETURNS
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Reviews
Overall product rating 3.5/5
16 May 2020
Service Rating:
Was a present, haven't seen it. No
By Sandra Gill Burgess
11 May 2020
Service Rating:
Haven’t used yet but all in good order. The mallets are a little shorter than normal so I suppose it can be used for adults and children.
By Victoria Green
10 May 2020
Service Rating:
Expensive and poor quality, balls are too light, not solid wood and have already chipped and dented badly, will not last long, the hoops are. The hoops are too low after stabilising properly in the grass and the sicks do not twist cleanly and squarely into the bird head ends. All in all an expensive mistake and not worth more than £15.
09 May 2020
Service Rating:
Gives loads of fun, well woth the purchase