Meet The Faces Behind D and D Games

Author: D And D Games | | Categories: Best Card Game , Family Fun Card Game , Golf Card Game

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We are Doug Hornbeck and Dennis, the proud owners of D AND D GAMES. We look forward to sharing our story. We hope that you will enjoy getting to know us better.

Traveling around the United States, we came across a fascinating game that gripped us from the moment we first played. The game is called Play Nine, the card game of golf, created and designed by partners Ceil Anderson and Kathy Assell around fifteen years ago. After bringing the game home to Canada and seeing an unexpected interest from friends and family to both play and get their own, in 2012, we took the leap and contacted the US distributor, purchasing the selling rights to the game. 

As one of the very first companies to bring Play Nine to Canada, D and D Games is committed to supporting retailers with the best service and prices on the market while continuing to also promote and share this wonderful card game with Canada and the world. Seeing the response to our product from the ages of five to one-hundred-and-five, along with the visible positive effect it’s had on the lives of our community, has shown us that with our passion for games, we can make a difference. 

We enjoy showing-off our game to new players and clientele and find that most of them get back to us with glowing reviews of many happy hours and many laughs. We see that in a world of work deadlines, stress, and busy schedules, board games can bring families and friends together and make them realize life is all about making memories.

As individuals, we believe what sets us apart from our competitors is our dedication to quality service and entrepreneurial spirit. We truly trust the product we sell and attribute our success in a large part to the popularity and sellability of Play Nine as an amazing game.  

Seeing the unprecedented success of our company and hearing rave reviews about our game has never failed to motivate us to strive for excellence and has given us immense satisfaction over the years.

When we are not at work, we enjoy various sports and recreational activities like curling and pickleball. We are both also golf fanatics and never fail to hit the greens given the right weather and opportunity. Our motto in life is “serve God, serve others and do it to the best of your ability.”

We have enjoyed sharing our story about the things which matter to us and how they influence the way we do business. If you or someone you know could benefit from our game our you would like to become a retailer for Play Nine, we invite you to get in touch. We are the sole distributor of Play Nine and are proud to promote the most popular card game of the decade. While we are located in Edmonton and Alberta, we serve clients in the vicinity and across Canada. Please visit our website at for more information.


Doug and Dennis