8 Beautiful Games That Could Double as Decor
If your idea of a fun activity involves board games, you probably have to sacrifice prime, limited storage space to stash all your Monopoly boxes. Luckily, so many companies are rethinking the packaging of their games, making them significantly more design-forward, which means that they’re easier to incorporate into your home decor. Read on for eight well-designed board games that can hold their own on your coffee table.
1. Sunnylife Lucite Chess Set
Even if you have no idea how to play chess, you’re going to want this set. The acrylic lucite pieces in fun shapes add a playful bit of brightness to your home, and the look only gets better when the sunlight hits and they really shine. Check. Mate.
Buy: Sunnylife Lucite Chess Set, $190 from Anthropologie
2. Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Dominoes
Leave it to Chip & Jo to make even dominoes look good. This set features wooden tiles in muted colors and striped backs that will bring farmhouse style to your next game night. When you’re done playing, tuck them away in their unfussy wooden case ’til next time.
Buy: Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Dominoes, $13 from Target
3. Monopoly Luxury Edition
You’ll have to pass “Go” a couple times to get your hands on this Luxury Edition of the classic board game, but if long-lasting style is what you’re after, it’s worth the investment. The board is made of wood and features built-in drawers for storing all the pieces, cards, and money. Set up the wooden houses and detailed game pieces, and play on in style.
Buy: Monopoly Luxury Edition, $172 (normally $229) from Pottery Barn
3. Switch Board Game
Calling all Connect Four fans! The iconic game’s creator developed a new, stackable, and totally display-worthy game for W&P Design, and we’re in love. And the objective is simple: Be the first player to arrange four of your game pieces in a two-by-two square, and you win.
Buy: Switch Board Game, $25 from W&P Design
4. Deco Stacking Game
5. Scattergories Linen Book Vintage Edition Board Game
If you’re a fan of the classics but don’t have the space to store them, this vintage linen book edition is for you. All the play pieces are stored inside a book inspired by the original Scattergories, so you can easily store the game on your coffee table or in your bookshelf when you’re not playing.
Buy: Scattergories Linen Book Vintage Edition Board Game, $58 from Bed Bath & Beyond
6. Backgammon Set
7. Acrylic Tic Tac Toe
This acrylic tic-tac-toe set is housed in a matching square tray for a touch of functional style. Due to its transparency, it’ll seamlessly blend into any space you choose to display it, whether that’s on a coffee table, side table, or console table.
Buy: Acrylic Tic Tac Toe, $74 (normally $100) from Z Gallerie
This post originally appeared on Kitchn. See it here: 8 Good-Looking Games That Could Double as Decor