on 1st October 2008 | 1 Comment »
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 of luxury, the designer has ornamented every piece with precious rocks like diamonds, rubies, emeralds and sapphires.
The board stands on two yellow gold feet encrusted with diamonds and two white gold feet with rubies. Even the “Art Of War” words on the Chinese version on the board are etched out of 14 carat gold. The case that is supposed to house this uber-exclusive chess set is pimped with gold samurai characters and stands on 8 solid gold balls.
The estimated cost to create this luxury chess set is $50,000 but if you are interested, you will have to contact the maker, as the price will be disclosed only on request.
on 25th August 2008 | 2 Comments »
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 Louis Vuitton playing cards too, as they are really good at making plastic stuffs !
on 19th July 2008 | No Comments »
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 20ltd.com
The alligator case opens to reveal a hand inlaid Shagreen playing field which is complimented by sterling silver Shagreen game pieces and alligator wrapped dice cups.
A Sterling silver disc above the carrying handle is engraved disc with the limited edition number.
Priced at $18,000 – Only 20 editions will ever be made
on 10th July 2008 | No Comments »
So, you think you are super good at Dunk Hunt ? Then you should play a game that really approximates hunting.
The ST-2 shooting simulator from Marksman Training Systems is the first shooting simulator for shotgun and rifle shooting designed specifically for demanding users such as shooting instructors who give professional shooting advice.
Anyone, both new and experienced in shotgun or rifle shooting, can use the simulator to improve his or her shooting skills and enjoyment of the sport.
The simulator can be used with most shotguns and rifles. The camera sensor that registers gun movements and shooting direction can be easily attached to the barrel of your own gun. If you want to get hi-tech analysis of the dynamics of your technique, recoil, and other shooting info, then you will appreciate the meticulous feedback and analysis of the ST-2. (source)
TV coverage on BBC can be viewed through this link
on 4th July 2008 | No Comments »
Inspired by the Lewis Carroll’s novel ‘Alice through the Looking Glass,’ designer Yasmin Sethi developed a chess set that features pieces that “magically turn transparent” when they touch the board.
(In ‘Alice through the Looking Glass’ by Lewis Carroll, Alice falls through a mirror and on the other side of the mirror, she becomes a piece in a game of chess.)
The pieces of this chess set are each contained in a cylinder that turns opaque when they’re removed from the board hiding the identity of the piece.
However, when you put them back down in one of the squares, the pieces turn transparent again and reveal their true identity.
on 1st July 2008 | No Comments »
if you think that the Swarovski Encrusted Scrabble Board was a little bit too “bling bling”, here is another luxury edition of Scrabble Game which looks a little more traditionnal, yet very luxurious !
Exclusively authorized by the Milton Bradley Company, this Collector’s Edition Scrabble Game is the first and only classic collector’s edition of America’s favorite word game.
A noble crafted wood-framed playing board builds the fundament for 100 letter tiles individually minted and encrusted with 24 karat gold.