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Remember the days plays games with your family in the kitchen table…that was before tech took over and seduced our attention to be a slave to our phones, and online video games called our kids to their rooms like sirens. If you long for more simple times with dice, dominoes and directions read aloud, this story is for you, the average American who owns between one and 25 board games. And whether you opt for trendy-designed classics or cardboard-boxed new faves, roll the dice, it just got fun. For elevated results, pair it with game-time, chef-inspired treats.
Backgammon is one of the oldest known board games, and its history can be traced nearly 5,000 years back to archeological discoveries in Mesopotamia. Created for two players, 15 pieces each move between 24 triangles according to the roll of two dice. Some 50 centuries later, the classic Bowtie Backgammon set has a refreshed modern resin design by Jonathan Adler with a lacquer exterior and velvet interior, perfect for a modern family.
Do you have someone in your family who is a bonafide movie buff? Cinephile, inspired by people who are fond of movies, is a card game for film aficionados and movie geeks ready to take their knowledge to the table with a 150-card deck and multiple ways to play. The maker is dedicated to creating clever, beautifully designed games, books and apparel, and that appeals to our “Live Beautifully” mantra.
With its LV Initials signature finish and iconic Monogram Flowers pattern, it puts a fresh spin on the brand’s heritage of innovation.
VUITTON DICE GAME
What is a brand-o-phil to do when it comes to dice games? Enter a luxe brand that knows how to literally play to its strengths. The striking Dice Case combines modern materials and fluorescent color for eye-catching appeal. With its LV Initials signature finish and iconic Monogram Flowers pattern, it puts a fresh spin on the brand’s heritage of innovation taken to the board-game playing field. The transparent plexiglass design holds five dice and features a VVN leather handle for the gamer on the go.
Who doesn’t love this addictive group game where tension builds until it all falls down? Acrylic Jenga is a stylish new approach that is beautiful to look at, more fun to play. Just 48 clear, frosted, light and dark grey pieces create an ombre effect inside a tall clear acrylic box. With no player limit, this game of delicate balance is great for date nights, dinner parties and all out family fun.
SETTLERS OF CATAN
If you start early in the evening or even better have all weekend, this game takes time and set up, but the strategy is worth the time. Settlers of Catan engages players to build the first two settlements on land rich in natural resources. You build roads and new settlements that eventually become cities. Who will rule the city and how do you barter for what you need in resources? It’s a game of smarts and strategy to earn victory points to win the game.
One of my personal favorites, Scrabble luxury edition makes a great game better by holding your pieces in place and boasting a design that can match your interiors.
One of my personal favorites, Scrabble luxury edition makes a great game better by holding your pieces in place and boasting a design that can match your interiors. Designed for those who like to play in style, the Scrabble Luxury Edition is crafted of wood in our Livingston Gray finish with corner details and a cool color palette. Inside the faux leather bag, you’ll find the classic tile distribution in an exclusive Pottery Barn print-block style with raised metal letters.
The solid wood rotating cabinet with raised letter tile grid has a drawer for storage so you don’t lose key letters when you are on a run for a triple word score.
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I haven’t met a grandparent that didn’t have classic CLUE in a cabinet. Oh, the hours of fun with Colonel Mustard and Miss Scarlett in an easy-to-learn game with lots of kitchy fun! Today, you can find this family favorite in different versions from “Game of Thrones” to “Harry Potter” to Disney to “The Office.” I think I’m still pretty attached to the classic played with pizza rolls and hot chocolate.