on 27th December 2011 | No Comments »
A diamond encrusted version of Monopoly has been launched in the UK just in time for Christmas — and it’s yours for just £100,000.
Called Military Monopoly, it replaces the traditional place names such as Bond Street and Mayfair, with the names of Royal Navy ships, Army units and RAF stations.
It has been launched by luxury leather-goods company Pemberton and Milner along with jewellers Garrard and a quarter of the profits raised will go to services charities.
on 5th October 2011 | No Comments »
Kiki de Montparnasse and aruliden have collaborated in the creation of a uniquely luxurious chess set that combines strategy and sensuality.
The exquisite set is made of the highest quality materials. Thirty-two individual pieces with matte and gloss finishes hold court on a handmade walnut game board.
Each playing piece has a hidden function. What if we tell you that the pieces are actually vibrating?
on 18th June 2011 | No Comments »
Casino giant Las Vegas Sands is planning to expand across Asia as figures suggested another Asian country will overtake Las Vegas in terms of gambling.
The gaming giant, which has already constructed massive resorts in Singapore and Macau, is looking to expand to other Asian nations and even to Europe, according to reports from the Global Gaming Expo Asia this week.
Taiwan, Vietnam, Japan and Korea are among the company’s Asia targets, with boss Sheldon Adelson describing the region as its “first preference.”
Geoffrey Parker, London-based maker of the finest games on the globe, is offering the world’s most expensive poker set for $7.5 million, Justluxe reports.
The bespoke set comes housed in a genuine alligator skin case finished in any color the client chooses, fitted with 18k white goldcombination locks and hardware.
The case’ suede lining features an 18k gold and diamond frame holding 384 18k white gold chips, each inlaid on both sides in shagreen (stingray skin).
on 4th December 2010 | 2 Comments »
Paul Smith has released a limited edition hand made chess set ($900) including board storage case and pieces box.
It features the multi stripe leather trim around the base – the top of the board has a leather black and white check with red outline and white contrast stitching.
The top is embossed with the Paul Smith signature, and the bottom is covered in purple suede.
on 18th October 2010 | 3 Comments »
A Monopoly board game made out of solid gold and encrusted with jewels is currently on display at The Museum of American Finance in New York City.
The gold-bound game was created by jeweler Sidney Mobell, who started in 1988 and worked every day for a year on creating the Monopoly game.
The board is made in 23 carat gold plate, and all the little houses and hotels are 18 carat solid gold. On the chimneys of houses are genuine rubies, on the chimneys of the hotels are genuine sapphires.