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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Games Are a Time Honored Tradition Of Family Fun & Togetherness - NOVICA #HGG Giveaway 12/12 WW


Novica.com provided me with a gift card for this post.

Games are a longstanding tradition in our home. They represent family togetherness and fun. People have been playing games probably since the dawn of time. They have been a great way for people to practice social interaction. We do play many of the modern day games, but the games we really love to play have been the favorites of many throughout the centuries.

So what are our favorite classic games? We love playing backgammon, chess, cards, and dice. Dice may have been the first game that man has ever played, and we play several games involving just dice. We love these classic games, and where can you find classic handcrafted renditions of these games? You will find them at NOVICA's Handmade Games Showcase.

Source: Novica.com - Religious Carved Chess Set, 'Rama'

Not a holiday goes by without a chess match in our home. From what I have learned about the history of chess, it goes back to about the 6th century A.D. and may have originated in China. Through the centuries, the game that will become to be known as chess spread to the ancient empire of Persia all the way to Southern Europe. We love it because it is a game of ultimate strategy.

Source: Novica.com - Wood backgammon set, 'Basuki Dragon'

What's more challenging than a game of backgammon. My husband and I love playing this formidable game. We play this game several times a week, and enjoy it wholeheartedly. In the 32+ years my husband and I have been married, we have gone through three different backgammon sets - yeah, they just wore out. If you know someone who is a backgammon enthusiast like us, a gift of a handcrafted backgammon set from NOVICA would be much appreciated and have been made to last for years.

Source: Novica.com - Wood Card Set 2 Decks of Cards Brass Inlaid Box, 'Four Suits for Luck'

Another game that is almost a nightly treat for us is cards.  I've been playing Liverpool rummy with my family since I was old enough to hold cards. I have since passed this game onto my family. The Four Suits of Luck wood card holder is going to make our two decks of cards now something to display proudly. This card game set was made to last and will be passed down.

Source: Novica.com - Hand Made Wood Mah Jongg Game from Thailand and Colorful Rain Tree Wood Domino Set Game from Thailand

Fostering togetherness and social interaction is the main purpose of games. Giving the gift of a game this holiday season will bring joy and happiness. Finding a beautifully handcrafted game from talented artisans around the world is what you will find at Novica.com. Games are a time honored tradition that has passed the test of time.

Source: Novica.com - Hand Crafted Marble Chinese Checker Game Set, 'Colorful Contrast';


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With many thanks to NOVICA, one person is going to win a $35 Gift Certificate to NOVICA.com. This giveaway is open to everyone 18+ worldwide, and will end on December 12, 2016.




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39 comments:

  1. Novica has so many beutiful things. I would love to own the Red Hand Crafted Batik Robe from Indonesia, 'Ruby Red Nebula'
    Mary Beth Elderton

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  2. Oh what a grand array of goodies Novica carries. There are so many things that I like one of the items that caught my eye was the Handcrafted Floral Blend Reversible Wrap Ruana, 'Verdant Splendor'

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  3. I love NOVICA. I would love to get this Multicolor Huichol Theme on Decoupage Jewelry Box, 'Huichol Portal'.

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  4. I love the Thai Sterling Silver and Hand Knotted Leather Bracelet, 'Infinite Wonder' NOVICA has the beautiful jewelry, everything I have ever purchased have them I have loved.

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  5. i love the romantic recycled metal scuplture!! so adorable and fits in our house well

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  6. The Rectangular Handcarved Wood Cutting Board , 'The Trusty Classic' would make a nice gift.

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  7. Wow! There is no shortage of amazing gift ideas. I am going through a plaid phase right now. I love the Brightly Colored Wool Tote Purse.

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  8. I would like to get as a gift this year-Embroidered cushion cover, 'Chocolate Geraniums'

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  9. the Upside Down Love
    Suar Wood Heart Sculpture would be an awesome gift!

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  10. I would like to have the Reverse Painted Glass Floral Mirror, 'Bluebells' -- would look great in my bedroom.

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  11. I would get the Alpaca fingerless gloves 'Lovely Lilac'. I would give these to my daughter for a Christmas present.

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  12. I love their serveware. I especially like the Handmade Talavera Ceramic Platter Serveware from Mexico, 'A Taste of Mexico' platter. I might go for that.

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  13. I love the Painted Glass Floral Mirror my wife would love this for sure. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  14. Wow, they have some great items! One of my favorites is the My Star of Hope necklace :)
    Thanks
    melly66(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  15. Novice has a lovely men's ring with a black jade stone, called "Royal Treasure." that I would love to be able to give to my spouse. They have such nice jewelry.

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  16. We love board games! Especially Scrabble.
    Also love handmade!

    WOW! What an amazing website. So many cool and unique items. Hard to choose just one. I'd start with the
    Vintage Look Side Table in Reclaimed Teakwood, 'Early Rusticity'. I have the perfect spot for it.

    Thanks for the giveaway. Here's mine--

    https://handmadebydeb.blogspot.ca/2016/11/creative-origami-and-beyond-review.html

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  17. I like the Royal Silk Scraf or the Christmas Star.

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  18. Danielle, we played a lot of board games when the children were home. Aggravation, Chinese checkers, and backgammon were just a few. That chess set photograph is beautiful. DD#2 would love that! Chess is one of her favorites. I never got into that game much, as it required more brains and energy to master. lol Nice review. I'll look up Novica to see what they offer!

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  19. I like and Crafted Gold Plated Earrings with Pearls and Sapphires, 'Midnight Moon'. It is very pretty and priced well.

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  20. Oh I would love to give the Sterling Silver Necklace Cubic Zirconia Blue Handmade to my mother for Christmas! That is her birthstone, she would love it. so beautiful!

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  21. I like this neat looking item from their site; Hand Crafted Andean Gemstone Sculpture, 'Energy of the Pyramid'

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  22. My daughter came in from Missouri and it's very late, but I'll be back to enter this one for sure! Did I ever tell you I use to play Champ Chess at Western Electric where I use to work years ago... ? I haven't played Chess in so long though. I miss it.

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  23. I'd love to get the 'Man Levitates Artisan Crafted Wood Meditation Sculpture' for my birthday!

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  24. I would get the Iolite Earrings Hand Crafted Sterling Silver Button Jewelry, 'Ocean Daisy'

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  25. I'd like to have the Hand Blown Tequila Shot Glasses Set of 6 Multicolor Mexico, 'Carnival'. They are so pretty.

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  26. I would like to get the Cultured Pearl Handcrafted Tennis Bracelet Sterling Silver.

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  27. There's a blue cobalt pitcher I might get, or maybe a nice tunic or a pair of earrings.

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  28. I would love to get the Artisan Crafted Jali Soapstone Jewelry Box!

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  29. Those games are GORGEOUS! I'd probably get one of them, actually -- either the African chess set or the one from recycled auto parts. Wonder why they list them under 'Gifts for Him" but not "...for Her"? No Y chromosome here, but I'd still love to get one of these as a gift.

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  30. I would love the garnet earrings with sterling silver called "Halo of Beauty" from India. They are to die for. I never seen something so beautiful in all my life.

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    1. They are beautiful, and there is a necklace to match!

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  31. If i am the lucky winner i would like to purchase a Blue Silk Varanasi Shawl from India with Floral, 'Azure Ridge'. It is around $35 which is the perfect price. Thank you "D" for the opportunity.

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  32. They have the most beautiful and unique earrings like the Amethyst Sterling Silver Drop Earrings, 'Radiant Sunbeams'.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  33. subscribe email: slehan at myway dot com

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  34. The Citrine and Cow Bone Silver Cocktail Ring, 'Sleeping Prince' is so pretty! It would be a great gift.

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  35. Novica has such beautiful pieces. I really like the silver and amethyst earrings.

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  36. I would love to get the tiger Trance necklace. It is just lovely!

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