Impress friends and family this Christmas with our selection of contemporary and luxury interpretations of the world’s most treasured traditional board games.
1. Asprey Scrabble Board – £9,500
Finished in grey, red, green and black lambskin with black magnetic tiles which come in a purple velvet Asprey pouch. The game comes with four lambskin tile racks and is presented in a striking red English saddle leather presentation case.
2. Ralph Lauren Bond 5-in-1 Game – £3,045 approx
Walnut wood and carbon-fibre leather set with polished, black powder-coated nickel playing pieces. The Licence To Thrill set includes a deck of playing cards, chess, checkers, backgammon and tic-tac-toe From Ralph Lauren With Love.
3. Gucci Checkers Set – £2,920 approx
Dark brown leather board with matching guccissima trim, twelve dark and twelve light brown leather checkers individually adorned with Gucci’s iconic interlocking logo and dark brown leather checker holding pouches.
4. Temperley Backgammon Board by Alexandra Llewellyn – £2,700
Laurel burl backgammon board with brass cased playing pieces and an intricate floral design characterise the exquisite craftsmanship of Alexandra Llewellyn in this stunning collaboration with British womenswear label Temperley London.
5. Purling London Dark Chess – £1,995
Illuminated chessboard handmade in England with a luxurious matt white coat and hardwood, triple-weighted Staunton playing pieces. The deep shadows and light graduations along the contours and ridges of the chess pieces creates an optical illusion that they are floating above the board.
6. Geoffrey Parker Blackjack/Poker Case – £1,839
Poker attaché case lined with lavish suede, fitted with polished gilt or nickel combination locks, finished with hand-stitched leather and including four Blackjack playing card decks and six hundred poker chips.
7. Alfred Dunhill Bourdon Mahjong Set – £1,000
Beautiful handmade mahjong set housed in an elegant grey Bourdon leather case with stainless steel fittings that includes the vintage Alfred Dunhill ‘AD’ logo on the tiles, dice and wind indicator.
8. Aspinal Monopoly Set – £950
Handmade in England with red and black lambskin leather, lined with black felt and containing elegant pewter playing pieces. This is the Mayfair of Monopoly sets.
9. Hermes Bridge Playing Cards and Cards Holder – £490
Two decks of deliciously designed, silver-edged Bridge playing cards and matching ‘Mises et Relances’ leather cards holder in etrusque Clemence bull calfskin with nickel plated snap closures.
10. Swarovski Crystal Dominoes – £225 approx
Renzo Romagnoli’s Swarovski crystal-encrusted dominoes bringing a sparkle to any gaming table, presented in a stunning white crocodile skin case with contrasting piano black interior.