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Luxury Board Games

August 9, 2019

Gold and silver chess pieces on a board

If you’re a resident of superlative communities like the Los Angeles luxury homes, it’s a fairly safe bet that you have discerning tastes and enjoy some of the finer things that life has to offer. It’s true of where you hang your hat, so why shouldn’t it be true of your at-home entertainment as well? Board games are all the rage right now, but you don’t just have to settle for the standard editions of these time-honored diversions, with a luxury board game set, you can “up the ante” so to speak, with something that’s just as much a work of art as it is a fun game to play.

You see, the luxury board game takes game engineering to the next level, improving upon aspects such as aesthetic appeal and the tactile sensations of holding the pieces or cards. These board game sets are designed to promote superior play and, beyond that, stand the test of time as true display pieces you’ll feature prominently within your home. With that in mind, let’s take a brief jaunt into the realm of the luxury board game, cluing you in on what these unique items are all about, and which you should consider adding to your collection.

The Idea Behind the Luxury Board Game

By now, you’ve probably got some inkling about the concept behind luxury board games. These are the sorts of games we keep in our homes, and just about everyone has played at least once, games like chess, checkers, backgammon, Monopoly, Scrabble, Clue, and the like. With a luxury set, however, you’re not just getting the game, though, you’re getting the board game of your choice reimagined as a fine work of art. These sets have been tailored with better materials, weighter pieces, and an overall aesthetic that makes most standard counterparts look like children’s toys.

Case in point? The Gucci Checkers set. This masterpiece plays just like a normal game of checkers would, but ditches the cardboard and plastic pieces for elements with a bit more refinement. The board itself is made from quality leather, and rolls up into its own solid storage cylinder. The pieces are embossed with the Gucci logo and come in their own leather pouches. This is far beyond anything ordinary, and it’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to luxury board game experiences.

Chess is another prime target for the luxury board game market, and you can find multiple options for different takes on this classic game through high-end retailers like The Chess Store. Take the “Circa 1800” chess set, for example. It’s a reproduction of an old-time English molded edge chessboard, with pieces carved from padauk and boxwood:

“This unique and eloquent antique reproduction chess set was produced in the 1840s in England and is commonly referred to as and English Playing set. The Kings and Queens feature well-turned narrow barrel bodies mounted atop baluster-shaped pedestals. Perhaps the most distinguishing feature is the round pyramid shaped base.”

Like we’ve mentioned several times before, it’s not just a game, it’s a work of art. Even if you don’t play chess too often, this board and its pieces will get plenty of use as a display piece on one of your living room tables, and the quality craftsmanship will be the genesis of many a conversation with your honored guests. So it goes for most luxury chess sets, so you’ve got plenty of breadth here to track down something that will fit your personality and allow you a measure of self-expression.

Chess and checkers aren’t the only games to get the luxury treatment, mind you, backgammon is another popular game that lends itself to highly stylized renditions. Games of Tradition has all the info you’ll need on evaluating the different high-quality sets that are out there, with a rundown on their various appearances and materials. For our money, options like the Golden Eagle Russian Luxury Backgammon set are among the best of the bunch, featuring some of the best natural wood construction you’ll find on the market, coupled with amazingly designed (and engraved) pieces and some weighty dice that will make every roll that much more satisfying.

Even games like dominoes can get a little fancier, when the pieces are made from marble and come in their own unique marble case, as with the Lex Marble Domino Set. Using higher-grade materials results in more satisfying play, and takes what would otherwise be an item you’d store away under a coffee table something that you can display prominently on top instead. It’s sure to bring a whole new meaning to the phrase “game night,” that’s for certain.

Then there are the popular games like Monopoly, Scrabble, and clue that all have their own luxury reimaginings that are sure to hold a special place in your home. As with luxury sets of chess, checkers, and backgammon, these take your game to the next level with high-quality materials: wood, leather, glass, etc., and sport some visual design that will let everyone know that you are serious about your downtime.

So, regardless of your particular board game interests, you can find something that re-envisions those classic, centuries-old concepts for a new, and luxurious future. Be sure to search around for some high-quality sets that will add some fun to your home, and be the source of many an exciting game night to come.

They’ll Look Great in the Los Angeles Luxury Homes

There’s no doubt that a luxurious community like Eighth & Grand is the perfect setting for any of these luxury board game sets. With brilliantly-designed residences, coupled with the most modern of city amenities, all tucked away at a convenient DTLA location, there’s little wonder these apartments are considered the pinnacle of what the city has to offer. Just like those board games, Eighth & Grand takes the typical experience and turns it up just another notch, providing you with the level of magnificence you’ve come to expect. This is LA, redefined. Come see what the buzz is about, and learn how you can make one of these stellar residences your new Los Angeles home.