Drueke was once a well known name for wooden board games. They started in the game business in 1914, and sold out in 1990 to the Carrom Company.

For some reason, Carrom ended the Drueke production of Shut the Box, a well-known wooden dice and box game. Carrom doesn’t appear to be carrying their own version of the game.

Now Bill Drueke has started producing his own versions of Shut the Box, the way his father and grandfather used to. The Drueke’s called the game Clapper 12, and new versions are for sale through Bill’s educational wooden products store.

My only concern is that Bill has tried to register a trademark for Drueke Games in Michigan, and I don’t think the Carrom County is going to be too happy with that.