Gelman’s masterpiece Chess sets

Media artist, Alexander Gelman, in collaboration with traditional Japanese artisans has designed an exquisite limited edition series of master chess sets. The sleek and stunning sets are made of lacquer, silver plating and gold leaf — there are only 5 in the world, each is unique and priced up to $55,000. Gelman and the artisans … Continued

Levi’s Brand Buries $100,000 Somewhere in America

Levi’s “Go Forth” campaign is sending denim lovers and treasure seekers alike on a nationwide scavenger hunt with a grand prize of $100,000. The game’s narrative revolves around a character named Grayson Ozias IV who has left wax cylinder voice recordings hidden across America. The challenge for players is to find these recordings and, ultimately, … Continued

Google teams up with Hasbro for online Monopoly

Launched last week, Monopoly City Streets uses the Google Maps platform to let users “buy” any street in the world. The goal of the game of chance, like the real-world version, is to earn money on real estate and become the richest property magnate. New players are given three million Monopoly dollars to build their … Continued

Keith Haring Domino Set by Vilac

To spice up our favourite game of Domino, Vilac have released a Keith Haring version of the normally seen black and white game. With renowned artist Keith Haring’s personal drawings and writing, the box set of Dominos in now available from Paul Smith. Each set has 28 pieces and is presented in a wooden box. … Continued

Louis Vuitton x Takashi Murakami Plush Toys

Takashi Murakami has gotten back together with one of his long time collaboration partners, Louis Vuitton, to create this Louis Vuitton x Takashi Murakami Panda figure. The figure comes in a LV bag, similar to the ones that hold all of their wallets and bags, only this bag comes with a few Murakami images screened … Continued

Asprey Crocodile Skin Poker Set

Asprey, the 200-year-old London luxury goods firm is known for creating exclusive British products and designer accessories including games. One of their newest offerings is an exquisite handmade gentleman’s poker set in lustrous black genuine crocodile skin with royal purple Asprey playing cards and ceramic poker chips. This beautiful poker set comes for a cool … Continued

Sophie Matisse Chess Sets

The granddaughter of legendary painter Henri Matisse has created 5 new unique chess sets for an upcoming exhibit. Four of the chess sets have their own unique imagery, but they also come together to create a unique design. Each chess set can be purchased for $16,000 at The Beyond the Border International Contemporary Art Fair, … Continued

Louis Vuitton targets Japanese mobile gamers

Louis Vuitton Japan has created an original game for mobile web SNS and game portal site Mobage Town by DeNA. The free game, called Precious Cargo, will have a limited run from June 25th to July 7th. The game invites participants to arrange the brand’s icons in a specific formation to reveal images of the … Continued

Carbon Luxury Chess Set

F1 designer Dominik Scheurer’s has created the world’s first carbon fibre chessboard. The exclusivness here is given by the combination of high end materials, normally used in Motorsport or aerospace. The board features carbon fiber pieces with high quality stainless steel feet, in 24 carat gold or sterling silver.

Frank Lloyd Wright Lego Architecture Sets

Architect Adam Reed Tucker has collaborated with The LEGO Group and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to release the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection – part of the LEGO Architecture series. The first sets were released at the opening of the From Within Outward exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York earlier this … Continued

Monopoly : Own it all

The Monopoly board game, published by Parker Brothers, has a colourful print advertising campaign developed in Germany, using the tag line, “Own it all”. Four photographs of actual properties, washed in green and red, show 124 Mediterranean Avenue and 74 Baltic Avenue (the two cheapest properties on the board), 807 Boardwalk and 153 Pennsylvania Avenue … Continued

Steve Vigar Designs Chess Set

Steve Vigar has designed a unique chess set. The topic of this handmade chess set is connected with the designer’s life-long love of architecture and fascination with classic building design. Three cities are beautifully represented: San Francisco, Chicago, and New York. The pieces feature skylines and residential architectural styles crafted from exotic woods which are … Continued

Flower’ blossoms on Sony’s PlayStation 3

With the game Flower, Jenova Chen and the developers at thatgamecompany wanted to create a dreamland that players could escape to. The result is a colorful, efflorescent downloadable game for Sony’s PlayStation 3 that plants players in the role of the wind, transforming bleak landscapes into verdant ones. [vimeo 3244985 468 260]

Zontik Games creates ultra luxurious Monopoly set

Clients for high-end luxury games commonly want something tweaked or personalized or customized and the company that caters to their needs is Zontik Games. They transform classic games and equips them with precision dice, hand stitched leather cases, and solid gold game pieces. Zontik has recently taken the vintage board game Monopoly and transformed it … Continued

Macassar ebony poker box

This refined, limited-edition Macassar ebony poker box, lined in orange velvet calfskin, contains chips crafted of yellow European boxwood, walnut, brown palissandre, and black and Macassar ebony. Available at for $5,210

Swarovski encrusted Scrabble board

To celebrate the 60th (Diamond) Anniversary of the popular board game, Hasbro Inc. is auctioning off a one-of-a-kind SCRABBLE: Swarovski Encrusted Board Edition, featuring more than 30,000 Swarovski crystals. Each of the 30,000 glittering crystals is hand-selected to perfectly match the Diamond Anniversary edition of Scrabble, which will be available soon from all the usual … Continued

Art of War Chess Set

Victor F. Scharstein has given shape to his dream of 30 years in the form of this bejeweled Art Of War which is a truly stunning piece of beauty, like none you have seen before. This one-of-a-kind set features rhodium and gold chess pieces that move over a jeweled ebony board. To raise the bar … Continued

Tiffany Playing Cards

For just $30 you can play your own Tiffany & Co cards! This two-deck boxed set is made in shades of pink and Tiffany’s distinctive light blue. Want to make the gift more special? Get the cards monogrammed for an additional $10. Though, I guess it’s just a matter of time until we’ll have the … Continued

Backgammon Set made of alligator

Whether you’re a backgammon champion or have never played you will love this luxury Backgammon Set made of alligator. Supplier of the boards for the World Championships, Max Parker (son of the eponymous Geoffrey) has personally created this Geoffrey Parker branded set exclusively for The alligator case opens to reveal a hand inlaid Shagreen … Continued