Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Unabashedly beautiful things......

This blog by Amy of the b-line has a great list going of Christmas must-haves and guess what?! She featured our Senet board! Check it out right here:


Monday, November 24, 2008


We are taking part in the SHE team giveaway. The Schooling at Home Etsians Team is having a spectacular blog giveaway beginning Saturday, November 22 and running until the prizes
run out! One of the items being given away will be one of our games, so be sure to go and check out the blog each day. You can enter twice per day, every day until the giveaway is over.


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

1000 Markets Feature

1000 Markets

Our experience with 1000 Markets so far has been exceptional! The communication, constructive criticism and encouragement have made it a fantastic community to be a part of.

This week we learned that we had been mentioned in an article about 1000 Markets and we wanted to share it with you!

Introducing 1000Markets

There are some fabulous shops there and we're really enjoying being a part of this brand new venue. Be sure to take some time to look around!

Monday, October 27, 2008

We couldn't resist!

Yes, I said we were only going to be in one craft show this year..... but when the opportunity came up to be in a very successful one two weeks later, we caved! So on November 22nd you can also find us at the Hudsonville High School craft show! If you come to see us at either craft show, be sure to introduce yourself as a blog reader or fellow etsian as the case may be - we'd love to meet you!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Kwanzaa and Christmas and Hanukkah, oh my!

As the holidays begin to rush toward us at an alarming rate, we've been adding new tags to the games we have listed on etsy. Today we added the tag 'Kwanzaa' to the Achi game. We'd love to have your opinion on this ~ is Achi an appropriate Kwanzaa gift since the game originated in Ghana?

Monday, September 15, 2008

Still here

We're still here! It's been a busy summer and now we're getting ready for the Christmas rush! If you live in the West Michigan area, be sure to visit us on November 8th at Eastside Christian School in East Grand Rapids for an excellent craft show. It's the only one we're participating in this year, so if you want to see our games in person, here's your chance!

Feel free to contact us for more information.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


We are soon going to be featured on this blog:


A fellow Michigander and homeschooler, she owns this yummy body care shop on etsy.com http://blossomingtree.etsy.com/ Be sure to check out her shop and her blog!

Friday, April 25, 2008

New Tools Mean New Games......hopefully.

Part of growing a small business is expanding the tools of your trade. Today we acquired this beauty of a wood lathe and can't wait to see what new games we are able to make because of it~

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Website Changes~

Just a brief note regarding our website. During the re-vamping process of our website, antiquitygamecrafters.com, we have temporarily set that address to re-direct to our Etsy shop.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

It all began with one game....

My husband grew up in a family that played games....lots of games. But of particular note are two games that were played because Brian's father was Armenian; Tovli (backgammon) and Fertgal (Nine Man's Morris).

When we lived in the Middle East we had the privilege to visit Damascus and purchase a beautiful Tovli board inlaid with Mother of Pearl which looked very similar to the one Brian's grandparents had owned. However, when it came to teaching games to our children, he realized that we had no Fertgal board, so he decided to make one.

That was our first handcrafted game board.

We homeschool our family and as we began to study the history of ancient civilizations we learned about several games that were played in those civilizations. Brian began making some of those games for us to play as a supplement to school; usually as a Christmas gift to the kids. I thought they were so beautiful that Brian should consider selling them. Well, he really didn't take me seriously until we took some to an indoor 'garage' sale at a homeschool co-op. He sold more of those games than I did any of my 'stuff' and everyone that walked by simply raved about how beautiful and unique they were.

And so Antiquity Gamecrafters was born and we can now be found at http://www.antiquitygamecrafters.com and ancientgamecupboard.etsy.com

Friday, January 25, 2008

Antiquity Meets 21st Century

Believe it or not, we are finally bloggers! It may take time to decide what the focus of this blog will be...Perhaps our games, perhaps homeschooling, maybe our Etsy shop, or Reformed Theology...or it could be a little of everything. Time will tell. Whichever it is, we hope you will stay and get to know us so we can get to know you, too.

~Brian and Jennifer Kooshian~