Arkadium Adds Newsday’s Stan Newman, Famed American Puzzle and Games Creator, as Chief Brain Games Mastermind


Newman joins Arkadium to create exclusive new games for the company’s millions of players

NEW YORK, NY – January 13, 2021 – Arkadium, the leading creator of classic games for grown-ups, today announced that Stanley (Stan) Newman has joined Arkadium’s team as its first-ever Chief Brain Games Mastermind. Newman and Arkadium will work together to create new and compelling word games spanning crosswords, word search, trivia, and more. Under this partnership Arkadium also has access to Newman’s entire archive of award-winning games.
Newman is a leader and innovator in the online gaming space. He has been the Crossword Editor for Newsday for 33 years, where he is widely acknowledged as America’s preeminent expert in customizing crosswords by level of difficulty. During his career, Newman has also been Founding Editor for the popular “Crosswords with Friends” app, Managing Director of Puzzles and Games for Random House, and has authored or edited over 200 books – including crossword puzzle books, word game books, and crossword reference books. As Arkadium’s Chief Brain Games Mastermind, Newman will not be providing any new game development services or licenses to any other digital game companies.
“I’m thrilled to bring my multifarious skills and experience to Arkadium, to assist in elevating its already strong brain game offerings to new heights,” said Newman. “Arkadium has a clear commitment to gaming excellence, and to be working with its impressive team is truly a puzzler’s dream come true.”

“Arkadium has always had the best cross platform crossword software in the industry,” said Kenny Rosenblatt, President and co-founder of Arkadium. “Now that we have paired our technology with Stan, the world’s best crossword constructor, we are positioned to make our crossword app the #1 word game in the US.”

Arkadium has quickly become the #1 online game destination and community designed for players 35 and up, a demographic that represents 41% of all game players. Arkadium has millions of active, worldwide players and has seen a 39.5% year-over-year increase in users across their network. Examples of games offered by Arkadium include Daily Crossword, Mahjongg Dimensions and Word Wipe.

About Arkadium
For 20 years Arkadium has been the ultimate creator of games designed for grownup players. Arkadium has developed dozens of hit titles enjoyed by millions worldwide. Its games can be found on its own top-ranked game site as well as on iOS, Android, and websites of world’s biggest publishers and brands – including USA Today, AARP, The Washington Post and MSN. Headquartered in New York City with additional game studios in Portugal and Russia, Arkadium is a privately held business owned and led by co-founding husband-and-wife team Kenny Rosenblatt and Jessica Rovello. It has consistently ranked as a “Best Place to Work” by Inc. Magazine, Ad Age, Crain’s New York and more. To learn more, visit or follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.