National TV Appearance
NOVEMBER 10, 2008 - Elaine pitched her spiritual board game to investors on CBC's Dragons' Den. She requested $60,000 for a 33% share of the business she shares with sister, Erma. The funds would be used to develop distribution and marketing for Jewels For His Crown®. Elaine's segment on Dragons' Den is available on the CBC website by clicking on Season 3 Episode 7.
Elaine went home without an infusion of funds, but is pleased to have had the opportunity to meet the dragons and to expose her spiritual board game to a national market.
JULY 2008 - Elaine wrote an article for Soul's Code titled New Age spirituality and the Age of Aquarius Reconsidered. Read it online here.
MAY 2008 - Announcing www.JewelsForHisCrown.com, a new website to showcase the instructional and fun board game, Jewels For His Crown®. The website was built by Elaine's daughter, Heather Chwastiak of Simcoe, with professional images by Teija Kovanen of Waterford.
DECEMBER 2007 - A party was held to launch Jewels For His Crown®. Elaine & Erma gathered with friends and family at the Lynedoch Lyceum to celebrate achieving their goal of developing a fun way to teach spiritual concepts and to thank all the people who helped them along the way. Notable attendees included Jacques Major of SCM Consulting; faithful assistant Wesley Bethune (photo, center); Elaine's daughter and web designer, Heather Chwastiak; Erma's daughter, Tracey and grand-daughter Olivia who is the infamous "miracle baby" gracing the square marked "birth" on the board-game. Thanks to Anthony Southworth for attending and giving advice along the way based on his experiences developing Silly Sentences.
Manufacturing on Jewels for His Crown™ is now complete! Each box includes:
- Four polished gem stones as the moving pieces for each player.
- Four beautiful pewter angels on which to collect your halos.
- Plastic halos to be earned for each player's angel.
- Four decks of cards.
- One game board.
- Instruction booklet.
The game has entered production! Inventors Elaine & Erma have found sources for the pewter angels, beautiful gemstones, magnets, and paper products required to produce Jewels For His Crown#8482;. They are hoping for a pre-Christmas release date for the Canadian market.
January 24, 2007
Game inventors Elaine and Erma will be attending the 67th Canadian Toy & Hobby Fair.
The trade show runs from January 27 - 29, 2007 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
Find Jewels for His Crown in the Inventors' Corner.
To contact them during the convention, leave a message for Elaine Murray at the Intercontinental Hotel.
January 2007FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE!
Two Grammas and a game plan. Make that a game "board"... a spiritual game-board.
Two grandmothers invented JEWELS FOR HIS CROWN, which demonstrates positive life values to both young and old. They took their idea to the Toy Show in Toronto in January 2007.
How did they do it? Elaine & Erma claim they listened to their guardian angels when they began working on the board, over three years ago. Slowly, the board evolved into a fun way to get your dose of spirituality, starting at the square marked "birth." The object of the game is to collect 8 jewels for your crown, to become the winner.
Polished stones (aventurine, rose quartz, dalmatian stone and petrified wood) are used for the tokens to travel around the board...making this game-board very unique.
JEWELS FOR HIS CROWN was inspired by the children's hymn When He Cometh...and each set of instructions includes a copy for your singing pleasure.
Four decks of cards (ANGEL, BLOCK, CHAKRA and LIFE) provide the pearls of wisdom, and decide how many halos a player either earns or forfeits. A person soon learns to avoid BLOCK cards. Players place their earned halos over a specially designed pewter angel. Seven halos can be traded for a jewel.
The two grandmothers hope to go into production early this spring. Where will this spiritual game-board eventually take them? Heaven only knows!
For more information please contact:
EM & EM Enterprise
c/o Elaine Murray
R.R. # 1
Phone: Elaine Murray at 519-426-4183