The key to happiness lies in enjoying quality time. Take ample time to relax, experience more joyful gaming moments with your family, friends or colleagues. Go back to childhood with our selection of games whose sophisticated and refined aesthetics will bring a very design side to your interior.
Backgammon, cards and chess are games that can be played over and over again. You might be surprised how much fun it is to challenge yourself or a friend in these three games.
The culmination of a long transformation of games, backgammon gives us the opportunity to take a magnificent leap into the history of civilizations.
Backgammon has been played for over 5,000 years and is one of the oldest board games in history. The rules are simple: Players take turns rolling dice and moving their pawns around the board trying to get all of their pawns into certain spaces first.
The history of backgammon says it was invented by King Solomon's wife, who was looking for a way to keep her husband away from other women. She ordered her servant to invent a game that would entertain him, but not distract him too much, so that he could always come home at night as she wished.
The advantages of playing Backgammon are numerous! It is an extremely social game as you can play with friends or family members. Backgammon is fun for adults because it helps improve memory skills; kids love it because it requires no reading comprehension skills; older adults love it because it keeps them active without putting too much strain on their bodies.
Checkmate. The holy grail for all chess players.
But what is the origin of this famous game? Hypotheses abound as to its history... At the same time, for a game that offers more possible combinations than there are observable atoms in the Universe, it is obvious that we ask ourselves questions. However, two legends manage to stand out:
- The first theory is the most famous. Chess is said to have appeared in India in the 6th century. A Brahman named Sissa is said to have designed a chaturanga to entertain his sovereign. The game was meant to demonstrate the king's weakness without his entourage. And what better for that than a party that revolves around a centerpiece...
- The second is similar this time to the mythology of the Iliad and the Odyssey. Odysseus' great rival, Palamedes, is said to have invented chess to entertain the Greek army, as the siege of Troy dragged on.
Did you know ? The 52 card decks are based on the Gregorian calendar. Nothing is left to chance: 4 suits for the 4 seasons, 12 figures (jack, queen and king of each suit) for the 12 months and 52 cards for the 52 weeks. And the strongest thing is that if we add the points of all the cards and the joker, we get 365 like the 365 days of the year. And if there are two jokers, we get 366, a leap year. Impressive isn't it?
Here are some ideas for card games to play alone or with others:
- The American 8: Two or more
- The Speed: Two Only
- The Battle of Corsica: Two or More
- The Lousy: From 2 to 8
- Le Kem's: 4 only
- The Battle: Two Only
- Solitaire: Solo Only
- The Liar: Two or More
Tic Tac Toe
Otherwise known as "Morpion", Jonathan Adler has reinvented this game, well known to middle and high school students, into a decorative object.
You don't have to be a kid to enjoy board games. If you're looking for something modern and sophisticated, our collection includes decks of cards that will add a designer look to any room, chess pieces made from metals and gemstones, and more. table options like backgammon boards.