Retiring Doukhobor seeks new owner to continue his family business of crafting cooperative board games about peace, health and ecology
|Jim and Ruth Deacove|
Perth, Ontario, Canada K7H 3C6
- Registered trademark for next 12 years.
- No debt.
- Equipment — $222,000
- Finished goods — $95,000.
- Materials — $150,000.
- Intellectual property of every game, the artwork for labels, game faces, card parts, available at 10% royalty to Jim Deacove, annually on Gross Revenue.
- Books, like Co-operative Parlor Games (30 games, 36 pages)
- Rental use of all buildings: main shop, woodwork cottage, storage cottage, two 53-foot trailers for storage.
- Customer base from 50 years in business grew to $500,000 before the depression of 2008; since then, averaging $125,000 annually. Except during the Covid-19 period.
- Affiliates in the USA, Australia, and Europe.
- ‘Jim Passing the Family Pastimes Torch: an interview with Jim and Ruth Deacove’, The Humm (Arts, Entertainment & Ideas in the Ottawa Valley), October 19, 2021.
- ‘Vaccine’ for a ‘Competitive Virus’, by Jim Deacove. Spirit Wrestlers, April 20, 2021.
- ‘Cooperative games? Are you serious? A remarkable Canadian success story.’ By Jim Deacove, as retold to Koozma J. Tarasoff. In 150 Canadian Stories of Peace. An Anthology (2017), compiled by Gordon Breedyk, Mony Dojeiji, Koozma J. Tarasoff and Evelyn Voigt. Pages 265-266.
- ‘Why I Wrote My Book on Spirit Wrestlers / Doukhobors?’, October 31, 2014. — Includes an illustrated feature on Jim Deacove.
- ‘Film review: Krishnamurti’s Search for Truth.’ Film hosted by Jim Deacove, Cooperative Family Pastimes, Spirit Wrestlers website August 30, 2011.
- ‘A Remarkable Evening With Cooperative Pioneers, Jim and Ruth Deacove’, Spirit Wrestlers January 22, 2011.
- ‘Co-operative Games and the Inventor Jim Deacove’, August 6, 2008. — A full biography.
- ‘Deacove farm (Perth, Ontario) Ploughshares board game.’ Hodge-Podge section of Spirit Wrestlers website July 23, 2006.
- ‘Spirit of Co-operation in a Competitive Society’ (PDF), Spirit Wrestlers: Doukhobor Pioneers’ Strategies for Living, by Koozma J. Tarasoff (2002): pages 236-241.
- ‘Spirit of Co-operation in a Competitive Society’ (PDF, 5.6 Mb), by Jim Deacove, in Spirit Wrestlers' Voices: Honouring Doukhobors on the Centenary of their migration to Canada, compiled and edited by Koozma J. Tarasoff (1999): pages 183-197.
- Jim Deacove, Board Game Designer, Board Game Geek.
- A Valley Gamemaker, by Mary Cooke, 2009, Seniors Young At Heart, Ever Learning.
- Jim Deacove, Author, Titles, Amazon.com.
- 5 Questions with Board Game Designer Jim Deacove, PuzzleNation, July 17, 2014.
- Family Pastimes - Jim Deacove, The Games Journal, November 2000.
- Does Your Family Play Cooperative Games? Cooperative Games Family Pastimes, by Melissa Taylor.
- Meet Jim and Ruth Deacove in Canada, Facebook, February 3, 2012.
- Buddy the frog goes to Family Pastimes cooperative games!, video by Juan Uribe, Sep 14, 2009.
- Co-operative Games, podcast interview by Sandy Goldman, Each for All, September 11, 2018.
- Hope, Peace and Play: An Interview With Jim Deacove of Family Pastimes, Fair Play Games.
- Jim Deacove (Family Pastimes Cooperative Games), Friday Special Blend, with Chris White, CKCU FM 93.1 Radio, August 14, 2020.
- Local Cooperative Game Company Goes Digital, The Humm, March 2015 (PDF, 22MB), page 8.
Passing the Family Pastimes Torch: an interview with Jim and Ruth Deacove