Family Pastimes

Family Pastimes games are the inventions of Jim Deacove. Jim started making co-operative games for his own family, and was encouraged by friends to make more. The Deacove family was and is no different from others. Sharing toys, helping mom and dad and being kind to others are values taught in all homes. To find games which help reinforce such sharing attitudes, however, is very difficult. Thus, Jim and Ruth felt the need to create some. The “hobby” became a small business in their home over four decades ago (1972). Slow but steady growth in sales required moving the business into a cottage. With the addition of new games and greater interest by the public, a switch occurred. The family moved into the cottage and the business occupied the two stories of the old farm house. A new workshop was built in 1984 to replace the old farm house, destroyed by a terrible fire in October 1983. Caitlin putting game boards into boxesOffset presses, silkscreening equipment, table saws, various other woodworking tools and an assortment of old and new machines provide the technology. The Deacoves, some local people and an eager bunch of students each summer provide the labor. The format is kept simple but attractive. The games are made in small quantities, as a labor of love.

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Caves & Claws

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Eagle Eye Agency - The Cooperative Detective Game

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Good Ship Freedom, The

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Personal Portraits

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Secret Door, The

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Sky Travelers

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Snowstorm! - A Cooperative Game

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Warp n Woof

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Explorers - A Cooperative Adventure

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Let's Go Touring

Let's Go Touring

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Our Town (1st Printing)

Our Town (1st Printing)

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Our Town (2nd Printing)

Our Town (2nd Printing)

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Round-Up

Round-Up

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Space Future

Space Future

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Stop the Presses

Stop the Presses

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Walk in the Woods

Walk in the Woods

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