Pac-Man, Galaga, Donkey Kong. No, these are not pornos, they’re the names of vintage video games. These three and nearly 100 other games are loaded into this arcade game table. When it’s not transporting you back to your glory days of early 80s joysticking, it doubles a coffee table.
Most of us don’t want our home to look like a bar but if it felt like a bar, that would be cool, right? A handmade Italian glass and stainless foosball table from Teckell will do it. You’ll easily be able to maintain your home’s formal setting while opening it up to some good old-fashioned beer hall foos.
The soon-to-be-released Sifteo game cubes are a new kind of puzzle. A sort of a digital mash-up of Sudoku, Rubik’s Cube, and a more cerebral Angry Birds type game experience. The number and variety of games cleverly designed to give you an interactive, mental challenge is growing every day. Shake, flip, match, and move your game cubes as each different game requires. Yes, you can let the kids play with them but you don’t necessarily have to.
If you like the cut of his shirts, you might also appreciate the cut of his limited edition teakwood ping-pong table. A sharp, minimal design, Perse also offers an optional teak tabletop to convert this big, regulation 9-by-5-foot table into a dining or conference table after the match.
The ultimate war game now played with bullets. This handmade chess set is crafted from spent .233 bullet casings. One side uses brass, the other side uses metal and the board is made from a single slab of red oak. Each piece has been hand-shaped: cut, curled and burnt for a truly unique game set. If your chess games get heated, don’t worry, these bullets won’t shoot.
Here’s one for all the grown-up former frat boys: a custom-made, high-quality beer pong table fit for serious aficionados of the world’s most important drinking game. It features a smooth, seamless Poplar wood surface with cast iron legs. End zone highlights include underlit red plexi-glass triangles for perfect cup placement. Stack up the 12-packs and host a tournament, bro. (source)
In the day & age when you can get a full-bars wi-fi connection from Fiji to Mount Everest, literally, the idea of sitting around playing board games is kitsch nostalgia. But games like Scrabble & Monopoly get you interacting face to face with other human beings. Fresh, right? The Board Game Remix kit rewrites the rules to the classic games collecting dust in your closet, introduces some new games and teaches you how to improvise when you’re missing pieces. Old just became new.
It would seem designer, Homer Liwag, created these industrial-strength playing cards for a dark sci-fi movie set in a casino or prison of the future. But, he made them for the real world. With thick card stock and the look of stamped military steel, you’ll think you’re betting to save the remains of the human race or some such futuristic weirdness.
Players of chess & backgammon take these traditional board games seriously. So too, does Restoration Hardware. Their handsome double game set in a mango wood & leather box includes leather dice cups and linen pouches to store the wooden game pieces. Classic and aged … just like the games themselves.
The Scottish take their foos very seriously. That’s why Edinburgh-based, The Eleven Forty Company, has dedicated itself to producing the world’s finest hand-crafted foosball tables. Their latest creation pits good against evil. The good team features players like Gandhi, Mother Theresa & Santa Claus, while the bad team has Lucifer, Pol Pot & Hitler. That raises the stakes a bit doesn’t it?