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The family game at the Osgoode Tournament: Miriam Brown (standing), Debbie Lewis, Heather Bellinger, Louis Gauthier and Leona Cameron. (photo by Lucy Martin)
The family game at the Osgoode Tournament: Miriam Brown (standing), Debbie Lewis, Heather Bellinger, Louis Gauthier and Leona Cameron. (photo by Lucy Martin)

Old time game makes a comeback

There's an old-time board game many Canadians remember like a childhood friend. Crokinole can be traced to back to Tavistock, Ontario in the mid 1870s. By the 1900s it was said to be among the most popular games in North America. The name comes from the French-Canadian word for cookie, which describes the stack of wooden disks used to boomerang across the board. Crokinole is typically played in groups of four, two to a team. Players sit around a big, rounded board with a stack of the disks, called buttons. They're aiming for a bull's eye sink-hole that's worth 20 points, shooting between barrier posts, and at or around other pieces, while staying out of the gutter. Ottawa Correspondent Lucy Martin recently dropped in on a local tournament at the Osgoode Township Museum.  Go to full article

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