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6 stylish board games to bring a sense of play into your home

Stylish board games

WordsMegan Lambert


We’ve noticed a growing trend in the world of interiors for stylish and statement board games. These aren’t your usual dog-eared nineties Monopoly editions, we’re talking hand-crafted, often personalized pieces that are objets d’art in their own right. From leaning into puzzles during lockdown to a celebration of more ‘analog’ hobbies, these stylish board games are guaranteed to inject a sense of play into your home.

Backgammon board by Jonothan Adler 

If you’re looking for a gift for the person who has everything, then look no further than Jonathan Adler. His collection of homewares and curios transforms the ordinary into something extraordinary. Like this Milano Backgammon Set, which would take pride of place on any coffee table. If you’re looking for something slightly cheaper and just as stylish, then this St Tropez backgammon set by Maison Games (designed by our very own International Colour Consultant, Charlotte Cropper) is the way to go.

Backgammon set by Jonothan Adler
Image credit: Jonothan Adler
Maison Games St Tropez backgammon set
Image credit: Maison Games

Playing cards by Liberty

Whether you’re on holiday or just in your living room, a pack of playing cards brings with it endless possibilities. We’re not sure you'll find a better looking set than this floral set by Liberty.

Liberty playing cards
Image credit: Liberty

Chessboard by Casa Carta 

According to the prominent painter Marcel Duchamp, “while all artists are not chess players, all chess players are artists” and this chessboard by Casa Carta would make the ultimate gift for the artist, chess player or eclectic decor lover in your life.