My fans know I’m obsessed with obsessive Canadians, so I’m excited to share the trailer for my video storytelling project, “The Crokinole Connection.”
What’s Crokinole, you say? It’s a board game invented in Tavistock, Ontario in the mid-19th century, employing elements of shuffleboard, billiards and curling. Each of two players has a handful of small pucks that they flick across the polished wood board, attempting to smack each other’s pucks away from the central circle. They earn points based on how many of their pucks are left on the board at the conclusion of the game. The players play a series of games until one of the players reaches 100 points. It’s a lot harder than it looks.
But it’s more than just a game. Quebec native Greg Pinel, the founder of a Thursday-night Crokinole club in Brooklyn, not only wanted to get a bunch of friends together every week–he also wanted to share a little bit of Canadian heritage with Americans. It’s his way of staying connected to home.
I’m hoping to get the full two-minute video published by a Canadian outlet soon, but until then, enjoy this teaser and let me know what you think!