What is the name of this game? Board is a one-piece solid oak plank (approximately 7-3/4 inch by 13-3/4 inch) with 247 holes in three areas. Appears that each player begins with 39 black or white pegs parked in separate and opposite "home" areas (each home area is 13 by 3 rows). Playing area consists of a central 13 by 13 grid of holes. I presume that pegs are moved from home area to playing area in turns. I have the game but no idea of the name or rules. I understand that this game was a favorite in "Games Magazine" in the mid-1980s. Well made board and wooden dowel pegs. No box (not sure there ever was one) or instructions. Does this ring a bell with anyone?
It could be a travel variant on a Go board. If you're not familiar with Go, it's an ancient game played by two players, usually played with white and black stones. While the standard size of a Go board is 19x19 lines, 13x13 is a common "beginner" variant.
The main objection to this theory is the number of stones: you usually have enough to cover the whole board between the two players, so I would have expected 84 black pegs and 85 white ones.
I think you might be talking about a game called cribbage.