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Board Games

Capture Chess Set

Capture Chess Set

A brilliant concept chess set where a captured piece is kept underneath its captor to help players retrace their game. Made by Orr Kislev, an Industrial Design student at Holon Institute of Technology.

Laser-Cut Chess Set

Laser-Cut Chess Set

Nonessentials’ wooden chess set comes flat-packed. Just pop the pieces out of the laser-scored wood, slide the pieces together, and play. Available in neutral and 4 smooth colors too.

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Wobble Chess Set

Wobble Chess Set

Designer Adin Mumma’s gorgeous chess set is crafted from walnut and metal, the pieces and board have curved components so they wobble like Weebles after you move them.

Extreme Amazing Super-Chess

Extreme Amazing Super-Chess

(NSFW: Language) BBC Comedy pokes fun at the coma-inducing gameplay of competitive chess with a newly-revamped version designed just for today’s short attention spans.

Mars Made Chess Set

Mars Made Chess Set

A stunning custom-made chess set, with pieces made from machined, anodized solid aluminum, and a board constructed from either etched carbon fiber or back-painted glass.

Game Over!

Game Over!

Brooklyn-based artist Henry Hargreaves has a stylish series of monochromatic photographs revealing the beauteous forms of classic childhood toys and games like Battleship and Rubik’s Cube.

Blindside

Blindside

A clever and complex strategy board game which takes the best of checkers and chess and amps it up with pieces that can move in numerous directions, and a reconfigurable board for variety.

Futurama Yahtzee

Futurama Yahtzee

Bender asks you to grab his shiny metal head and shake it to see if you can score a Yahtzee! (or at least a Chance.) Each die has pics of your favorite Futurama characters instead of boring old dots.

Monopoly: The Godfather Edition

Monopoly: The Godfather Edition

USAopoly has an offer you can’t refuse. The Monopoly: The Godfather Edition uses locations from the trilogy and special Community Chest and Chance cards. Yep, there’s a horse head token.

Three-Man Chess

Three-Man Chess

Using a special round board, this unique chess set lets you take on two opponents at once. For those of you with one more friend, there’s always the less interesting, but functional 4-player variant.

Scrabble Drink Coasters

Scrabble Drink Coasters

Next time you have a triple shot of vodka, get a Triple Word Score with these Scrabble drink coasters. Each set comes in a metal tin with 54 coasters made from recycled paper pulp.

Velociraptor! Cannibalism!

Velociraptor! Cannibalism!

A card game in which you play a young velociraptor, and “must eat delicious, adorable prey, survive disaster, mutate and steal the body parts of other Raptors.” Fun for the whole family!

Carnology Board Game

Carnology Board Game

Guess the year, make and model of over 500 cars from 9 categories. We’d say its replay value is low, but with that many cars you’d have to be a genius to memorize them all in just a few playthroughs.

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Hardware Chess Set

Hardware Chess Set

Made from everyday nuts and bolts, the pieces in this chess set perfectly capture the spirit of the game. Though you might be able to dismantle your opponent with a couple of box wrenches.

Bar Games Drink Coasters

Bar Games Drink Coasters

30 coasters with mini-games and icebreakers, including mazes and puzzles, a tiny dartboard and even a Sudoku board. Great for first dates and for changing up the usual drink night. From Suck UK.

Edible Scrabble Tiles

Edible Scrabble Tiles

We’ve seen a wall-sized set and one with magnets, but this scrabble set by Andie’s Specialty Sweets is by far the most unique. The tiles and racks are made of pure vanilla and real chocolate.

Scrabble Magnet Set

Scrabble Magnet Set

Don’t have the space – or money – for that giant scrabble set? Here’s the poor man’s equivalent. A full set of Scrabble tiles plus 12 bonus score tiles that you can play with on any magnetic surface.

Giant Scrabble

Giant Scrabble

Sick of playing vertical chess? here’s another game you can play on your wall. This handmade 7’x7′ Scrabble board has 4-3/8″ wood tiles with magnetic backs. You’ll still draw all vowels and a single Q.

Brand Memory Game

Brand Memory Game

Equal parts game, social commentary and homage to iconic logos, the Brand Memory Game has players identifying matching cards based on the colors, style and typography of famous brand logos.

Golf Chess Set

Golf Chess Set

Tee off on a different green with this handcrafted golf-themed chess set from woodcraft company Agresti. The board is made of Canadian bird’s-eye maple while the playing pieces are made of brass.

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Vertical Chess Set

Vertical Chess Set

This dude looks like a model from a 1980s Sears catalog, but we still think the wall-mounted vertical chess set is pretty cool. Making your opponent stand on his head to play would be even better.

Ice Speed Chess Molds

Ice Speed Chess Molds

Chess can be a slow-paced game, establish some urgency by making your pieces out of ice. And when you’re sick of playing, just use freeze some extra game pieces to chill your drinks.

Shot Glass Checkers Set

Shot Glass Checkers Set

Booze-filled board game pieces? Genius. The 14″ x 14″ glass board comes with 13 frosted and 13 clear 1oz. glasses from Home Wet Bar. All board games should have Shot Glass versions.

Operation Operation

Operation Operation

We’ve seen the da Vinci surgical robot fold tiny paper airplanes, so it should be plenty accurate to perform surgery on humans – or to remove your wish bone without making your nose light up.

Monopoly: The Movie

Monopoly: The Movie

Do not pass GO! Do not collect $200! But do watch this amusing Monopoly IRL movie trailer replete with references to the classic board game, from Rich Uncle Pennybags to the Community Chest.

Lego Creationary Board Game

Lego Creationary Board Game

Creationary is just like Pictionary, except players construct their clues using LEGO instead of drawings. The game already includes 341 LEGO pieces, but no one’s stopping you from using more.

Cards Against Humanity

Cards Against Humanity

Cards Against Humanity is a free party game for horrible people. Unlike other party games you’ve played before, Cards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends.

Historical Wooden Dice

Historical Wooden Dice

History buffs might appreciate playing craps with St. Liberty’s handmade oak dice set, designed to look like something the Continental Army might have used during the American Revolution.

Angry Birds Board Game

Angry Birds Board Game

Angry Birds Knock on Wood is a board game that pits feathered fowl against porcine enemies, like the beloved phone app. Is it the modern version of Mousetrap? We’ll find out in May. (Thanks Martin!)

Scrabble: Vintage Edition

Scrabble: Vintage Edition

Need a gift for the guy who has every gadget and video game? Go old school with this hardwood edition of the classic word game, with embossed wood tiles, raised letter grid, and metal tile racks.

F*ck You Board Game

F*ck You Board Game

(NSFW: language) College Humor’s take on an old fashioned board game may get you laughing; all we know is we would’ve gotten the smackdown from mom and dad if we talked like this as kids.

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