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Monopoly Prisma Glass Edition

Monopoly Prisma Glass Edition
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This special edition of Monopoly features a see-through game board made of tempered glass. It’s outlined in gold foil and sits atop a dark wooden frame to elevate it off your tabletop. It includes gold-plated game tokens, real wooden houses and hotels, and artfully-designed cards and currency.

Magicfly Bulk Scrabble Tiles

Magicfly Bulk Scrabble Tiles
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An ordinary Scrabble set comes with 100 letter tiles. So if you want to make word art out of them, it could get pretty expensive. These bulk tile sets give you 500 wooden tiles that are perfect for craft projects – or for making your Scrabble games a bit more interesting.

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All Queens Chess

All Queens Chess

A fun variant on chess, in which all of the pieces are queens. While you get the versatility of a queen’s moves, the objective here isn’t to capture pieces, but to try and get four queens in a row, while your opponent attempts to block your movements.

Duo Dice

Duo Dice

These unique nested dice offer more possible outcomes to your tabletop gaming sessions. Each has an inner D6 with a see-through outer shell that can be used to add, subtract, or as another game modifier. Register your interest to be notified when they launch on Kickstarter.

Glowing Black Light Chess Set

Glowing Black Light Chess Set

The guys over at Gadgetify rounded up some really cool and unusual chess sets, including Rabbit Tanaka’s set, which has a blacklight-illuminated chess board along with UV-reactive pieces. This appears to be a relic of the 1990s, but you can get a glow-in-the-dark chess set from Etsy shop Crafty Canvas, and just BYO black light.

Hexagonal Gaming System

Hexagonal Gaming System
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Gaming accessory maker Wyrmwood’s modular organizer system is ideal for all kinds of tabletop gaming. Its hexagonal wood trays are can holdcards, tokens, dice, and more and snap together using magnets. It’s already a successfully-funded Kickstarter, and Wyrmwood is accepting additional pre-orders now.

Arena Concrete Chess Set

Arena Concrete Chess Set
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Material Immaterial Studio created this unique chess set that combines elements of ancient Roman architecture with a modern sensibility. The concrete board was inspired by the walls of an arena, where towers representing armies of lightness and dark do battle.

Big Wormhole Dice Tower

Big Wormhole Dice Tower
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Board game players looking for a fun way to randomize their dice rolls should check out this very cool and unique dice tower from RUBrand. The tower features undulating layers of laser-cut, high-density wood fiberboard with cutouts that tumble dice as they cascade from the top to the coliseum below. Assembly required.

Leather Chess Set

Leather Chess Set
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Muntok’s elegant roll-up chess set is handmade from vegetable-tanned leather. Its spaces are stitched in place, while its chess pieces are each made from a leather disc with a hand-embossed rank icon. The included storage tube holds pieces and stays closed with a leather strap.

Metal Wall Scrabble Board

Metal Wall Scrabble Board
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Metal Wall Games sells a variety of popular board games you can mount on your wall. This 32″ x 23″ metal Scrabble board lets you and your friends play the classic crossword game vertically. The set includes 100 magnetic game tiles, a chalkboard for tracking scores, and a burlap tile pouch.

Lucite Tower Game

Lucite Tower Game
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SunnyLife makes some of the coolest-looking party games we’ve ever seen. While it’s not an official Jenga game, this colorful green, orange, and clear Lucite game is played in exactly the same way as the classic wooden block-stacking game. They also make a matching chess/checkers set and Connect Four clone.

Cats vs. Dogs Chess Set

Cats vs. Dogs Chess Set
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Urban Outfitters sells this fun and fanciful chess set for opposing fans of felines and canines. The set comes with a folding game board that doubles as a storage box and a full set of handpainted kitties and woofers wearing playful hats to represent their roles in the game.

Jenga Super Mario Edition

Jenga Super Mario Edition

This special edition Jenga game adds to the tower-stacking fun by adding some Super Mario fun. As players stack bricks, they must also climb the tower to make their way towards the top in order to battle and defeat Bowser. Play tokens include Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Toad.

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Laser-carved Ouija Board

Laser-carved Ouija Board
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If you dare to summon spirits and demons at your dining table, you might as well do it the right way. Denver artist Matt Verges makes this fantastic ash wood Ouija board with an ominous laser-carved three-eyed goat at its center. The set includes a matching planchette (pointer) to guide your otherworldly conversations.

Jasper Board Game Table

Jasper Board Game Table

Board Game Tables is known for its custom gaming tables. The Jasper is a more affordable table with a 3′ x 5′ playing area that seats six, while the Jasper Long seats eight. It includes a neoprene play surface and a deep edge to keep game pieces from falling off. Options include a dining table topper, snack shelves, and drink holders.

The One Deck

The One Deck

This unique deck of square cards combines a bunch of different games into one. In addition to traditional card games, use The One Deck to play chess, checkers, dominoes, backgammon, dice, and more. When flipped over, they provide the black squares for a chessboard.

Monopoly South Park Edition

Monopoly South Park Edition
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Resident troublemakers Stan, Kyle, Cartman, Kenny, Butters, and Token, make their way around South Park, building fortunes and collecting properties like Pi Pi’s Splashtown and Cartmanland. The set includes South Park-themed money and Cheesy Poofs and Snacky S’mores cards serving up surprises.

ShiZap! Block Stacking Game

ShiZap! Block Stacking Game
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What happens when you combine Jenga with a stun gun? You get ShiZap! In this block stacking game, players must move and place blocks using a pair of tweezers which deliver an annoying shock if you don’t complete your move fast enough. The bricks also glow brightly under black light for nighttime party fun.

Cup Noodles Yahtzee

Cup Noodles Yahtzee
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This special edition Yahtzee set features a dice cup inspired by Nissin’s iconic Cup Noodles instant ramen, along with dice decorated with icons of chicken, beef, shrimp, lime, corn, and carrots. We don’t recommend pouring boiling hot water into this cup though.

Monopoly for Sore Losers

Monopoly for Sore Losers
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Does playing Monopoly frustrate you? Hasbro hears you, so they made a special edition of the game where players win by losing. Get rewarded for doing things like paying rent, going to jail, and landing on crummy properties. Collect enough Sore Loser coins, then stomp around grabbing cash as a pouty Mr. Monopoly.

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Mini Wood Travel Chess Set

Mini Wood Travel Chess Set
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This compact chess set from Letteroom is perfect for travel, measuring in at just over 4″ across. It’s constructed from rosewood with a brass inlay around its playing surface. A built-in drawer holds its game pieces and has a foam insert to keep them from rolling around.

MagHolder Game Card + Token Holders

MagHolder Game Card + Token Holders

Tabletop games are great, but keeping their cards and tokens from getting scattered all over is a pain. MagHolders are modular mini drawers perfect for holding game pieces and cards. They have multiple magnets, so they can be attached side by side, stacked, or inverted to hold extra cards. Sold in sets from 4 to 100 pieces.

Soccer Connect 4

Soccer Connect 4

Connect 4 is usually played with a small, tabletop game grid. But the guys from How Ridiculous prefer to super-size things. A while back, they made a version of the game that was played by shooting hoops. Now they’ve built a version that’s played by kicking soccer balls into it. It requires some serious accuracy to play and win.

BoardMaster 50-in-1 Board Game

BoardMaster 50-in-1 Board Game

Merry Sunday’s unique board game set comes with modular square and triangular tiles which can be arranged to play dozens of different games from around the world. It comes with a 150-page book that explains each game’s layout and rules, a wood and linen-covered frame, along with 216 board pieces and 81 game tokens.

Jonathan Adler 2-in-1 Travel Game Set

Jonathan Adler 2-in-1 Travel Game Set
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You could spend $400 on the lacquered Jonathan Adler Sorrento Backgammon Set or save a bundle with his $25 cardboard lookalike that opens into a pair of cheery op-art game boards for backgammon and checkers. The designer’s 2-in-1 Travel Game Set has two handy drawers to store wood game pieces and dice.

Game Card + Token Trays

Game Card + Token Trays
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Etsy seller Casiopea3D makes these 3D-printed trays for keeping your cards and tokens neat and tidy when playing tabletop games. Each one has three card slots and four token trays. Measures appx. 7.9″ w x 2.4″ d. Sold in sets of two or more in a variety of colors.

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