About Us

Enjoy Some REAL Social Networking At Our Local Board Game Stores!

Have you ever sat in the same room with someone while both of you used electronic devices instead of talking to each other? Do you end up watching television in the evenings instead of doing something more stimulating? Have fond memories of doing puzzles or playing games with your parents, grandparents, siblings and friends when you were growing up? If any of these things sound familiar, then you need some Diversions!

Diversions Puzzles & Games® provides both new and classic games and high quality puzzles that bring couples, families and friends together to have fun without the use of technology. We offer puzzles for enthusiasts and for those who will benefit from puzzle therapy. Our local board game stores provide a place to learn how to play new games and discover puzzles and games you never knew existed. Puzzles and games provide the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with friends and family and create memories that will last a lifetime. Let us help you and your kids get untethered from all that electronic media for a few minutes and enjoy some real social networking!

Diversions Puzzles & Games® has two locations, our flagship store located at 123 Congress Street in the historic Market Square area of Portsmouth, New Hampshire and our store in South Portland, Maine in the Hannaford Plaza at 415 Philbrook Ave. Our convenient locations have plenty of parking and are within walking distance of many attractions. Our staff is highly knowledgeable about all our games and puzzles, and can teach you how to play one of our many demo games. Where else can you experience hard-to-find puzzles and games firsthand before buying? We have a huge selection and can even special order items for you if we don’t have them in stock. Let us help you find what you’re been looking for!

Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 am to 9 pm and Sunday 10 am to 6 pm. Check out our online store!

The Reviews Are In!


Here is a sampling of what people are saying (from Yelp):

“The store is everything a game store should be, the selection is very good, across all age ranges and genres. … you’ll find the perfect game for your group. The staff is also very friendly and knowledgeable – they’ll answer any question you might have, as well as order anything they don’t have in stock.”

– Toni

“Games and puzzle heaven! It was such a large store, with a huge variety of games – words, cooperative, strategy, trivia, games for young ones – you name it! The best part of the store was downstairs in the very back, with several large tables and chairs for you to spread out with your friends and play one of their awesome games. Definitely stop by if you’re in the area!”

– Pearl

“Diversions is great. It has a nice, well-organized variety of toys, puzzles, and games for the casual gamer, social gamer, strategy gamer, your kids, etc. The store is brightly lit, easy to walk through, and welcoming.”

– Bill

“We love Diversions ever since we discovered it last year on the Portsmouth events calendar, where we saw that they host game nights couple times a month! The people that work there are very passionate and knowledgable about all kinds of games. Their enthusiasm rubs off on you really quick.”

– Pia