ChrisNCarries

Wooden games and hand painted signs

Amarillo, Texas On Etsy since 2015

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ChrisNCarries

Wooden games and hand painted signs

Amarillo, Texas | 1,071 Sales

Announcement    Hey guys!
We are now accepting Custom orders for CHRISTMAS!!!!
Don't wait to get your order in! Current turnaround time is 4-6 weeks for custom orders!
Wanting to order multiple games as family gifts? Ask us about our bulk discount!
Love from our family to yours,
~Chris & Carrie

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 22, 2020

Hey guys!
We are now accepting Custom orders for CHRISTMAS!!!!
Don't wait to get your order in! Current turnaround time is 4-6 weeks for custom orders!
Wanting to order multiple games as family gifts? Ask us about our bulk discount!
Love from our family to yours,
~Chris & Carrie

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Carrie Bales

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Carrie Bales

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About ChrisNCarries

Sales 1,071
On Etsy since 2015

Why Wahoo?

You know that table? The old, round, wooden table that was in the kitchen, or maybe your dining room? Maybe it was at Grandma’s house. There were scuff marks from years of family dinners, permanent marker lines from late night school poster projects and a piece of folded up cardboard under one of the legs that was somehow shorter than the others.
The table that held the Wahoo board. You remember that, don’t you? That giant Wahoo board made by your dad or uncle or grandpa. Maybe it was your 7th grade wood shop project. It was too big to store anywhere but under your bed. After Thanksgiving dinner, or maybe just a slow Friday night, you would pull it out and place it on that table. Everyone would search high and low to find enough marbles and a die or two. You’d have 4 players or 6 players or maybe play in teams.
Grandpa always trying to move his marbles a few extra spaces, your younger brother taking forever to count each dot on his die then even longer to count the spaces with his marbles. Dad and Aunt Betty getting back into their sibling rivalry. Mom hands you a fresh from the oven cookie and whispers, “ look, if you move that marble, you’ll send Grandpa back to the beginning!”
Whether your Wahoo/Aggravation/ your preferred name board was store bought, or made from scrap wood or an extra piece of pink Formica, the memories that it holds are what you cherish and pass down. Our, beautiful, wood Wahoo boards are insipred by the many stories we have heard about you playing on a hand made Wahoo board. We want to share this with your family through our Wahoo boards and custom signs!

Thanks for stopping by!

Chris &Carrie

Shop members

  • Carrie bales

    Owner, Designer

    Carrie is the artist for all the game boards you see! Each one is either hand-painted, wood burned, or both. Growing up with an artist mom made art pretty second nature to her. She loves working with her husband, Chris and their 6 kids.

  • Chris Bales

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Chris is the game board designer. He does most of the woodworking and set building. He still works full time away from home but loves spending time with his wife, Carrie, and their 6 kids. Chris loves making game boards for others to enjoy!

  • Connor Bales

    Maker, Assistant

    Connor is Chris and Carrie's third child. He has been learning the woodworking part of the business with Chris. Sanding and staining the game boards. Connor is very meticulous and enjoys creating new things. He is currently in high school.

Production partners

  • MoonMarbles

    Bonner Springs, KS

    We source our marbles from Moon Marbles right here in the USA! They have their store in Bonner Springs Kansas where they make their marbles and give tours throughout the year! We love the quality and selection they offer and are proud to include their marbles with our boards!

Shop policies

Last updated on April 30, 2020
We am so glad that you are visiting our shop today! Each of our game boards are hand crafted and hand painted by Chris and I. We take great pride in our work, knowing that these games will have many many games played on them through out the years! We are so excited to be a part of those memories for you and your family!
Spending time with our kids and our friends is very important to us and we know that it is important to you as well. Sign up for our email at chrisncarries.com to stay connected and get our newsletter! We will have some great tips on game nights, tasty recipes and new games that will be coming out!
We look forward to meeting you!
Thank you for stopping by!
~Chris & Carrie

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
I don't accept returns
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Because of the nature of custom orders, we cannot give a refund on any custom item. If you are unhappy, for any reason with your custom order, please contact us and we will do our best to work out a solution with you.
Cancel within 24 hrs for a full refund. We start on your order right away, so we can only offer a partial refund if canceled after 24hrs. We cannot cancel orders that have been shipped.
If you need to exchange an item, we will gladly help you! Buyer will need to return the original item in good condition to have an equal exchange. Buyer will purchase return shipping, we will provide shipping for the exchanged item. If item is returned damaged, we can do a partial credit on a case by case basis.


If your item arrives damaged- please contact us! We will need pictures of the damaged package and damaged item for insurance reasons. We will refund or exchange on case by case basis.
If you need to return your item for any reason, buyer agrees to pay any extra shipping or fees acquired by returning item.
Payment
Paypal
all major credit cards
Etsy gift cards
All payments must be made through the Etsy website per Etsy guidelines.
All orders are to be paid in full before we will start a project for you
You can cancel your order within 24 hrs of purchase for a full refund.
If you need to cancel after the 24 hr period- please contact us. If we have already started on a custom order for you, you will receive a partial refund.
Shipping
We ship out on Tuesdays and Thursdays- after payment has been made. If you need your order rushed, please contact us to see if it is possible. Items are shipped priority mail through USPO- We insure our items in case of damage! if you need a different shipping method, please contact us.
Additional policies and FAQs
FAQ:
1- Can you do a custom order for me?
yes! We love doing custom orders! Our custom orders start at $30- for a center design, plus the cost of the game board of your choice. We can add other designs for you for an additional cost

2- I don't see the marble hole placement that I grew up with- can you do that for me?
Yes! We have many different marble hole setups. 5 X 5, 3 X 7, 4 X 6, and many others. If you don't see the hole set up that you grew up playing, let us know and we will make one for you! This is a $25 fee for a new template that we create for your board.

3- We are used to playing with 5 marbles each instead of 4 each. Can you add the extra marble?
On most boards, yes! Our 6 player boards require more space for the extra hole, so the larger, 24" board would have to be used. There is no charge for the extra hole or marble, but the larger board is a different price.

4- How long will it take to get a game board?
Our current turnaround time is 1-2 weeks for our wood stained boards, our custom orders are at a 4-6 week turnaround time. If you are needing something sooner, please contact us to see if we can get one out to you sooner!

5- How soon do I need to order for Christmas?
If you are wanting a custom order for Christmas, August, September, and October are great times to order! Our cutoff date for Christmas custom orders in November 3rd this year.
For a wood stained board, order no later than the second week of December for us to guarantee your board to be delivered on time.

5- Do you use vinyl or a laser cutter?
Nope! All of our boards are hand drilled, sanded, and stained by Chris! Carrie does all the hand-painted art and wood burned art!