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Backgammon gorgeousness!

Remember Backgammon -

Whoa. How amazing is this backgammon set? So nice.

After coming across this cute yatzy set the other day, I started thinking about what other games would be nice to see redesigned. Scrabble, obviously. And Boggle, my favorite game (you have no idea how competitive my family is when it comes to Boggle). But what else? Hungry Hungry Hippos? There are already lots of beautiful dominoes sets and decks of cards, but I’d love to see games like Sorry given a fresh face.

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  • Reply Megan February 13, 2020 at 4:44 pm

    This is beautiful! And I’m loving the influx of posts over the past few days, it’s lovely to be back in this space 🙂

  • Reply cheryl February 14, 2020 at 10:08 am

    I gave this as a Christmas gift last year. I think it’s so gorgeous!

  • Reply John Hedge February 14, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    You obviously don’t play much!

    • Anna Dorfman February 14, 2020 at 10:03 pm

      I haven’t played in years, but I’m curious as to why you’d say that.

    • Roy February 15, 2020 at 3:42 am

      Because no real player would want the visual confusion created by the design distracting from the play.

    • Anna Dorfman February 15, 2020 at 6:36 am

      Ah yes, no “real” player. Don’t worry, Roy. If I decide to play backgammon, I’ll be sure to only do it in an empty room without windows, and I definitely won’t play it with a friend or family member, lest we be tempted to make conversation. Fun and beauty would only taint the seriousness of the game!

  • Reply Amber February 14, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    Lovely! So often I find beautiful board games, and they cost something like $5,000. Not joking. Who is going to actually use that? I don’t understand why games have to either be really ugly or really expensive. If you find more, I’d love to see them.

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