Horseshoes pin

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Horseshoes pin

Horseshoes pin

A simple ancient game played with a horseshoes and a large pin in the ground. Players toss horseshoes to try to get them to land on the pin. It's relaxing, and trains shooting skills.

Base Stats

3 kg
Path Cost


1 × 1
Terrain Affordance
100% dexterity play


Work To Make
100 ticks (1.67 secs)
Stuff Tags
Metallic, Woody, Stony
Resources to make
Stuff 10
Deconstruct yield
Stuff 5
Destroy yield
Stuff 2 - 3

A horseshoes pin is a piece of recreation furniture that provides dexterity recreation when used by colonists, It is the cheapest to construct of all the recreation-related buildings, and tied for the quickest to produce.

It is the equivalent to the Neolithic hoopstone ring, and only available to factions of Medieval tech level or above.


Horseshoes pins can only be constructed by New Arrivals. They require Stuff 10 Stuff (Metallic/Woody/Stony) and 100 ticks (1.67 secs) of work. New Tribes can never construct horseshoes pins, and instead have the exclusive ability to construct hoopstone rings.

Regardless of the material used, a horseshoe pin has no quality level. Once placed it can be uninstalled and then reinstalled in a new location.


Up to three colonists can use a single horseshoes pin at once, taking turns throwing horseshoes at it. Each instance of this activity lasts 4,000 ticks (1.11 mins), and it increases Recreation need at a rate of ?? per second. It provides Dexterity Play-type recreation.

To be usable, a horseshoe pin must have a standable spot five spaces away. It also needs line of sight to it in a straight line (many structures like chairs, lamps, and tables, do not block line of sight). Colonists can throw through a held open doorway into an adjacent room while playing horseshoes. Mood bonuses for room impressiveness are determined by the thrower's location.

Pawns can stand on the white highlighted sections.

A pawn must have a Manipulation capacity above 0% to play.

Playing horseshoes increases the player's shooting skill at a rate of 0.003 XP per 1 tick (0.02 secs), or 0.18 XP per second.


The horseshoes pin is the second weakest of all recreation objects, tied with the Chess table and the Hoopstone ring with a recreation power of only 100%. The only recreation object worse is the Game-of-Ur board, with a meager recreation power of 80%. Because of its low cost and ability to slowly raise colonist shooting skill, it is often advisable to build a horseshoe pin early after starting a colony.

Stats table

  • Horseshoes pin Horseshoes pin Beauty Recreation
    Work to Build HP Flamma­bility Market
    Bioferrite Bioferrite Content added by the Anomaly DLC 0 1 000,250 ticks (4.17 secs) 150 75% 8.4 Silver
    Gold Gold 20 1 000,090 ticks (1.5 secs) 45 40% 1,000 Silver
    Granite blocks Granite blocks 0 1 000,740 ticks (12.33 secs) 128 0% 12 Silver
    Limestone blocks Limestone blocks 0 1 000,740 ticks (12.33 secs) 116 0% 12 Silver
    Marble blocks Marble blocks 1 1 000,690 ticks (11.5 secs) 90 0% 12 Silver
    Plasteel Plasteel 0 1 000,220 ticks (3.67 secs) 210 0% 91 Silver
    Sandstone blocks Sandstone blocks 0 1 000,640 ticks (10.67 secs) 105 0% 11 Silver
    Silver Silver 6 1 000,100 ticks (1.67 secs) 53 40% 100 Silver
    Slate blocks Slate blocks 0 1 000,740 ticks (12.33 secs) 98 0% 12 Silver
    Steel Steel 0 1 000,100 ticks (1.67 secs) 75 40% 19 Silver
    Jade Jade 10 1 000,500 ticks (8.33 secs) 38 0% 52 Silver
    Uranium Uranium 0 1 000,190 ticks (3.17 secs) 188 0% 61 Silver
    Wood Wood 0 1 000,070 ticks (1.17 secs) 49 100% 12 Silver
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