In the 1940s, James Brunot, one of the early developers of Scrabble, collaborated with Arpad Rosti, a famous industrial designer, to invent the board game "Troke." When Selchow and Righter licensed Scrabble in 1952, they...
About Games & Gaming
This collection of videos covers the history of games, publishers, and mechanics, as well as a touch of game theory and philosophy.
Unboxing my “Scout Game Kit” holding hours of card game and board game fun. BE PREPARED!
The Scout Motto is "Be Prepared" and, being a Scout Leader, I strive to follow that ideal. As part of that effort, I keep my "Emergency Game Kit" in my car at all times. You never know when a Troop of restless kids might...
Stick Dice – A major board game component for thousands of years!
While doing research for our new line of ancient Egyptian board games, I discovered just how popular stick dice have been in board game history! Simple to make and easy to use, they've been a part of game culture since the...
Celebrating 500 subs AND a new video space!
Many thanks (at least 500) to our subscribers for joining our YouTube viewer audience. I'm happy to hear that you're all enjoying the content and learning about these historic and vintage games!
Peg Pastimes – Historic Games in the Classroom
This episode brings you a bit about our Peg Pastimes games in the classroom. The historical aspect of this collection lends itself very well to a wide range of lesson plans.
My Game Research – An overview of resources I use to discover and learn about historical games.
In this video, I talk about research - the hows and whys and some of the resources I use. The Peg Pastimes series is a specific type of research to discover a curate a very tightly defined collection, but some games in my...
TEEKO “…one of the greatest games of all time.” – John Scarne, the game’s Inventor
The quote about Teeko in the title John Scarne's book on the game published in 1955. In this video I've included a short biography of Mr. Scarne reflecting his passion for the game of Teeko.
Salta – The hit board game at the Paris International Exhibition!
The two-player strategy game Salta was invented by chess champion and composer Conrad Büttenbach in 1899. It enjoyed a brief popularity in the early 20th century, played by some high-level celebrities at the time.
Peg Pastimes – How We Do It
I've been quite busy lately preparing to manufacture the next batch of our Peg Pastimes games, presently in the midst of a successful Kickstarter campaign.