Family Values and Games – Are They Connected: The World’s First “Decagonal” Crokinole Game puts it to the Test

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For years, families have used games as a way of spending quality time with one another. That is what inspired Merle Wideman, owner and co-creator of Miracle Ventures, to develop a new version of the ancient, but still popular, Crokinole game

For years, families have used games as a way of spending quality time with one another. That is what inspired Merle Wideman, owner and co-creator of Miracle Ventures, to develop a new version of the ancient, but still popular, Crokinole game.

The newly released version of the game, Decca Crokinole, uses a "decagonal" or 10-sided game board. Wideman wanted to create a game that was just as fun as the original Crokinole, but with a new look and a unique shape. He desired for families across the United States and Canada to still enjoy the Crokinole they love and remember, but with a new elaborate game board.

"It is said that the family who plays together, stays together," says Wideman.

The original Crokinole game has been around since the 1800's, and is thought to be a blend of French, English, German and East Indian games. Crokinole is still very popular in Canada and the United States today.

The first edition Decca Crokinole is an elite model with a black walnut decorative playing surface on a maple base. This edition will be a rare treasure and gift during the upcoming holiday season. The game boards and pieces are handcrafted by Wideman's cousin, an "Old Order" Mennonite craftsman. Each game board is made using fine hardwood.

The boards are designed to last generation after generation, unlike most games that are found on the shelves today. Wideman feels that families who gather around the table for a game are building memories that will last a lifetime.

"Decca Crokinole can be enjoyed by children as young as five, and by adults as old as one hundred and five! There's really no age limit," says Wideman.

Traditional games such as Crokinole never become obsolete. They are passed down from parents to children, and even to grandchildren. The new Decca Crokinole game will keep this tradition while giving the actual playing board a new, attractive design.

More information about the Decca Crokinole game can be found at the company's website: http://www.miracleventures.com

For an interview or more information, please contact Merle Wideman by calling 250-787-7044.

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