After the 2020 Havre de Grace Ice Festival…

how about a Game Night!

A tin of boards games - 10 amazing games + Timberrrr Tower at Bahoukas
What a super package of games – something for everyone!

Young or old, everyone loves a great board game. At Bahoukas Antique Mall we have hundreds to choose from.

Hundreds of board games available at Bahoukas Antiques
Seriously – hundreds of games!

So come and enjoy the Havre de Grace Ice Festival 2020, then return home to warm up and enjoy board games with family and friends! Stop in to pick a game or two. Yep, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Did you notice our windows?

Love the look of days gone by…

Doesn’t this window just make you feel warm and cozy?

What an inviting window display to encourage you to step inside Bahoukas Antique Mall and Beer MuZeum! Although we’ve just had an amazingly warm January weekend, we know it won’t last. Stop in and see what we might have to keep you busy on a colder January day!

A wonderful collection of spiced tins, vegetable cans, scales, iron, pottery,
blackboard, and more all waiting for you to visit Bahoukas!

The entire window reminds you of the cozy warmth of days of yore. Here we see a variety of spice tins and vegetable cans, scales, irons, old shoes, pottery, a blackboard and so much more.

Stop by and take a look. See how inviting it is. Then pop in and tell Norma you love her window designs! And, of course, everyone at Bahoukas is watchin’ for ya!

Sometimes it’s not the rain…

that keeps us in – but the sun!

Wonderful Little Golden Books at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace
Wonderful selection of Little Golden Books and more…

With temperatures heading up to the 90s this week, often it’s too hot for the young ones to be outdoors for too long at a stretch. We just might have a solution or two for you at Bahoukas Antique Mall.

More great books for the young reader at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace
From princesses to cowboys, kittens to bunnies, great stories for your young readers

We have a wonderful variety of Little Golden Books and more for the young readers to enjoy. Maybe you’d like to bring them in to pick one out – or surprise them with a selection when you need to bring them indoors for a bit of cool, quiet time!

Nearly every category possible for young readers.

Along with this wonderful selection of books, you’ll also find a nice selection of games that the youngest to the older kids may enjoy! Make a game or reading party to encourage the youngsters to enjoy a respite from the hot sun!

Stop in today… we’ll be open all week. Yes, we are OPEN on July 4th – and we’ll be open on Saturday – parade day! Yessireeeee… we’re always watchin’ for ya at Bahoukas Antique Mall and Beer MuZeum.

3.2 Billion U.S. Dollars … Global Games Market

That was in 2016. It’s projected to be 8.12 billion U.S. dollars in 2021! Yes, that’s BILLIONS! *

BOARD GAMES THRIVE and we’ve got them!

George just added about 75 games to his game shelf. Some of them have never been opened. Yep, you know George, can’t leave a good deal behind. So we’ve started cleaning the toy area to make room. Check out our game shelves!

card games, dominoes, checkers, puzzles, and more at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace   Erector sets, charades, learning games, and more board games at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace

Not only do we have new and nearly new games, but we also have older and very collectible games. There are games for every age and every type. Like puzzles? You won’t believe the unique puzzle-twisters we have. Seriously, stop in and check them out (while they’re still neatly stacked!). 

Bible Trivia game at Bhaoukas Antiques

Shark Attack game at Bahoukas n Havre de Grace

Yes, Games are IN! So if you, your family, and friends enjoy a game or two, you just might want to stop in and see what we have. I can guarantee we have games you’ve never seen that are positively amazing. Try one. Surprise your family with a unique game. Consider this:

Board games are returning as a mainstream entertainment among families, kids, and even child-less millennials looking for a new way to socialize with friends.

The board game boom has not only led to the creation of new games but also to cafes and bars focused on gaming.   from CNBC.com

High School Musical Game - like new - at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace

Hot Tomatoes - an active game for kids - in Bahoukas toy area in Havre de Grace

Seriously, if games are on your list for Holiday Gift Giving or just to be ready for the coming holiday fun, you’ll want to drop by and see what we have. And yes, we’ll be watchin’ for ya! And while we’re thinking of it, how about a game cafe!! Of course, or local coffee shops and pubs might be just the place!

Day 22 – 44 Days of Gift Giving from Bahoukas

Boardgames – from Senet to Monopoly to Chess

Have you ever heard of Senet?

Senet (or Senat) is a board game from Predynastic and ancient Egypt. The oldest hieroglyph representing a Senet game dates to around 3100 BC.  The full name of the game inEgyptian was zn.t n.t ḥˁb meaning the “game of passing”.

from OriginalPeople.org

Nefertari playing Senet from originalpeople.org

Nefertari playing Senet. Painting in tomb of Egyptian QueenNefertari (1295–1255 BC). from OriginalPeople.org

Well, we don’t have a game of Senet in our shop … but we do have quite a variety of games. The following shows only a few of the many available: Beverly Hillbillies card game, Cootie, Password, original Master Mind, Backgammon, The Standard RADIO Game, and Cribbage. But these is merely a small sampling of the many games we have available for all ages!

Just a few of the many board games available at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace including: Beverly Hill Billies card game, Cootie, and Password; as well as Master Mind, Backgammon, Radio and Cribbage!

We have a number of chess sets and many games for younger kids.

Ever wonder who invented board games? Here’s a great article:

People were playing board games earlier than we have any records. Probably the first board games were scratched into dirt. People played with stones or fruit pits for pieces. … About 400 BC people in China began to play a form of chess, and gradually people in India and Central Asia learned to play chess. Greater interest in board games led to the Indian invention of Parcheesi around 300 AD, and a version of Chutes and Ladders about 1200 AD.       from quatr.com 

Is your family no longer playing board games? Is everyone on their phones, iPads or glued to a computer game? Do you want to get back to some real family time again!

Consider this quote from an article on Scholastic.com:

Games don’t need to be overtly academic to be educational, however. Just by virtue of playing them, board games can teach important social skills, such as communicating verbally, sharing, waiting, taking turns, and enjoying interaction with others. Board games can foster the ability to focus, and lengthen your child’s attention span by encouraging the completion of an exciting, enjoyable game. Even simple board games like Chutes and Ladders offer meta-messages and life skills: Your luck can change in an instant — for the better or for the worse. The message inherent in board games is: Never give up. Just when you feel despondent, you might hit the jackpot and ascend up high, if you stay in the game for just a few more moves.

Stop into Bahoukas in Havre de Grace, Maryland, soon. Pick out a game or two. Wrap ’em up and place them under the tree. Then when Christmas Day and Dinner begin to move into slow gear, bring out a game or two and enjoy your family and friends.