Friday, November 23, 2007
The game is called Sjoelbak
Though we have lived in the US for many years we have been able to keep up some of the Dutch customs and especially the Dutch snacks and other foods.
One of these customs we maintained is the game Sjoelen; we always play it at New Year's eve with some good (Dutch) friends who bought it from a man in Canada who custom made these boards.
So I decided last year to order a Sjoelbak for my family (on the Internet) from Heemskerk Sport in Holland. This started a conversation with them, which resulted in us importing their boards and starting our own business: Dutch Games.
We have since ordered and received a couple of shipments from Heemskerk Sport and now ship it all across the US and Canada. It is now my goal to "convert" as many Americans and Canadians as possible to playing this game Sjoelbak. I believe because of it's timeless design and it's attractiveness, it will catch on in a great way. Just testing it with people from church, festivals & other places, it is obvious that those who have never seen or played the game, learn it quickly and actually get hooked on the game.
Check out our website: dutch games