Funny Game Dealers Brooklyn Outdoor sports sales in the Netherlands have increased drastically over the past year. Sales of Spikeball and Cannabis games to online stores have tripled in the past year, and demand from p stores is on the rise again. More than ever, consumers want offline social interactions and want to set aside the laptop to move in and out.
The young company from Clarenbeek has not been able to sustain the rapidly growing demand for months. Last summer, dealers added two American brands, Spike Ball and Gunjam, to its portfolio. These games are now sold in 27 European countries. Boss Den Howe, owner of Brooklyn, explains the success of games: ‘People like simpler and more challenging games. This makes the target group much wider, from the best athletes to families. ‘
Influence of weather
More than any other country, Dutch weather seems to affect sales. Games in the Scandinavian countries flew over the counter during the winter months (digital), with the Netherlands having the highest peaks during the sunny days and holidays.
From June, dealers will also be bringing a Dutch invention: YOU.FO, a sports game in which an aerodynamic ring with specially designed sticks is thrown and caught. YOU.FO is played on each other or in teams, freestyle or tournament. In the Netherlands YOU.FO may already call itself an official sport, but there is already more interest in this sport from other European countries and the UK.
What is Spikeball?
Spikeball was founded in 2008 by American Chris Ruder. This game is inspired by beach volleyball and features a round net and a ball, and you play two against two. Each of the teams starts on one side of the ground web. Once the ball is delivered, the team can touch it three times before the ball passes into the net. The unique thing about Spikeball is that once the ball is played, the ball can be played in any direction. Reactivity and good hand, eye and ball coordination are very important in this sport, which is why many (professional) sports clubs use it as a training tool. Video: https://youtu.be/tc1pEqCGWnw
What is Conjam?
Gunjam, who hails from the United States, owes its popularity to its sporty nature and simple rules of the game, making it popular with young and old alike. Throwing the yellow disc into the black barrel requires focus, concentration and teamwork. The barrels are spaced 15 meters apart, and the two players each walk behind what is called a ‘can’. The challenge is to get the score by hand wave (dunk) either by throwing the disk directly into the barrel or by ‘jamming’ your teammate. Gunjam was invented in the United States in the 1980s and has millions of fans worldwide. Video: https://youtu.be/hwF90SDWkEI
What is You.fo?
The official board game is played on YOU.FO ZONE 3-on-3, 4-on-4 or 5-on-5, and it is self-regulating and self-regulating (without referee). You get the score by holding the ring with the stick in a scoring zone behind the opponent. Teams can challenge each other to play a match of their choice (sand, grass, asphalt or indoor). YOU.FO is now played in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. There is a web application with tutorials and inspiration. Winner of the YOU.FO National Sports Innovation Prize and several international awards. Video: https://youtu.be/KCCKcrolnUE
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