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Seasoned Game Inventor Launches Canoe™
SEATTLE, WASH. - (May 18, 2004) - Canoe, a new, world-class strategy game promises to win the hearts of classic game devotees and pry a few video gamers loose from their joysticks. Canoe combines the best elements of enduring favorites such as chess, backgammon and cribbage in a game challenging to all skill levels.
"People are looking for opportunities to connect with tradition and each other, while being challenged in new ways," said creator Bruce Alsip.
After 25 years of developing and selling award-winning games, Alsip turned to a half-century-old family business of hand-built cedar canoes for inspiration. He uses the same stellar craftsmanship to create the game of Canoe.
In Canoe, two opponents compete in a head-to-head contest of tactical moves and mental gymnastics. The dice-driven game is played on a distinguished, mahogany square board with hand-inked numbered cubes. The numbered cubes are used for strategy and scoring and don't require mathematical skills.
Alsip provides a unique call-line where players with questions can call and speak directly to the inventor himself. "Since I can't greet and teach every game player out there, I can certainly help them learn it and answer questions by phone," said Alsip.
Bruce Alsip, founder of Seattle-based Alsip & Company, is credited with the success of Wykersham, DownUnder, and Bottle Topps; each designated by Games Magazine in the annual list of top-100 games. With 25 years of developing and selling award-winning games, Alsip's newest innovation, Canoe™, is a highly competitive world-class strategy game. Two opponents compete in a head-to-head, 30-minute contest of tactical moves and mental gymnastics. The game combines the race, pursuit and sportsmanship of enduring classics such as Backgammon, Cribbage and Chess. Canoe plays on a 1' x 1' mahogany square board with hand-inked numbered cubes. It is a dice driven strategy game, not a game of math. A one-of-a-kind concept with an emphasis on lifestyle, playability and quality, Canoe is available online at www.canoegame.com or by calling 888-207-2580. Live Well and Play Often.