Pitchnut Board

"The fast, fun, finger-flicking game"

New Pitchnut Hybrid Discovered

I got a lead the other day from Carrom expert, Bruce. He spotted this cool hybrid of pitchnut and carrom (in Canada, they would call it pichenotte). It may be the elusive Archarena game I've heard about but never seen. Instead of screws or pegs, it's got wickets, or arches. I bought the game and should be getting it soon. It's in Sherbrooke, Quebec. I'm guessing it'll be harder to play, since there are no recessed alleys to guide the pieces into the pockets.

Five brand-new boards just built!

In time for the holidays. Buy yours before someone else does. These pitchnut boards are made out of birch plywood with poplar sides. Order by December 15 to ensure you get it by Christmas.

Pitchnut Origins Confirmed

Nine hours after speaking with Albert Brunelle, I found myself at a contra dance in Greenfield, MA. By chance, the band of the night was Tidal Wave, whose members were from Montreal, Quebec City and the Acadian region. My recent quest is to ask every person I meet from Quebec if they've heard of (my version of) pitchnut. When the intermission started I made my way on stage and asked the Accordion player if he'd heard of or played pichenotte. He said he'd played as a kid.

Hunt for the Origins of Pitchnut

Greetings from Dunham,Quebec! I woke up at 5 this morning and hit the road by 6:00 after waiting in a painfully slow line at the Noho Dunkin. By 10 I was in Coaticook. First stop was the bank to get Canadian cash. The bank was quite closed as was the one in Derby, VT. I was a little nervous about not having cash on me, but had plenty of green stuff. The librarian at Coaticook library didnèt really speak English and didnèt show any signs of recognizing the pitchnut photo I showed her.