NewVenture Games Blog

On our blog, we share our thoughts about peg games, board games, card games, and more, for beginners and gaming geeks alike.

Cyber Monday is for Board Game Gifts!

Cyber Monday is for Board Game Gifts!

Black Friday used to mean just the shopping day after Thanksgiving. Now, of course, it lasts for weeks, including Cyber Monday. Tabletop Games are not left out of these holiday spending sprees, with millions of gamers anticipating great bargains. Board games are the...

Take It Personally

Take It Personally

When my kids were small, we played games (of course). But we generally played by our own house rules rather than the mundane exercise offered by the publisher. Rules were made to be bent, right? So when the kids pulled out Candyland, we started at the basics. Draw a...

Games for your Hallowe’en Party?

Games for your Hallowe’en Party?

Someone asked me, “What games would you recommend for a Hallowe’en party?” My first question was “What KIND of Hallowe’en party?” Would it be a sit-down affair with room for a table-top game (or several)? A large gathering with room for dexterity or group games? A...

Games Workshops

Games Workshops

Over the years I’ve provided many games workshops for audiences of all ages. In addition, I work with Boy Scouts who wish to earn the Game Design Merit Badge. (Yes, there is one!) The workshops depend greatly on the audience, the setting, the materials at hand, and...

A New Set of Ancient Egyptian Strategy Games

A New Set of Ancient Egyptian Strategy Games

For the board game historian and collector… or a casual family game night. As a major resource for historical strategy board games, we’re pleased to announce the introduction of our new set of five ancient board games dating back to the age of the pharaohs in Egypt....

The Table-Top Game Trend is Thousands of Years Old

The Table-Top Game Trend is Thousands of Years Old

“Wherever humans traveled—for trade, for conquest, or simply for survival—they took their games with them.” The historic board games they played offer insights into their cultures, what was important to them, and how they spent their precious free time. Above all,...

5 NewVenture Games for Summer Fun without Screen Time

5 NewVenture Games for Summer Fun without Screen Time

Parents: Do you already feel like surrendering the screen time battle this summer? Don’t give up yet! At NewVenture Games, we hand craft experiences the family can share without staring at a screen. Games for poolside, for a picnic table, and even play-and-pass while...