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Kelsi Maree Borland | Photo: Courtesy of Teckell | March 20, 2014
Game-night revelry will soar with these elevated twists on classic games. In true style-meets-functionality fashion, designers have transformed standard games into standout art pieces with an emphasis on lux materials and craftsmanship. So, go a head throw a match or two. With this style, you’ve already won.
1. The Cantoni Fusion Table is a sleek modern dining surface that moonlights as a billiard table. A convertible top and adjustable legs will take you from dinner to dueling in seconds, while the stainless steel frame and easily concealed flat-pocket system ensure you look chic doing either. $8,769. Cantoni, 4800 Alpha Road, 972.934.9191
2. Contemporary furniture designer Alexandra Von Furstenberg has a magic touch for adding panache to otherwise overlooked objects. Her latest victim: a Backgammon Attaché. A black, tan and ivory Lucite frame, brass hardware and a leather handle make for a striking combination, whether folded up or mid game. $898. Stanley Korshak, 500 Crescent Court, Suite 100, 214.871.3600
3. The matte grey calfskin surface and cedar wood interior of the Elements Poker Box by Hermes will infuse sophistication into any poker night. The set comes complete with 300 multi-colored chips, bearing the Hermes emblem. Just add cigars and brandy. $6,100. 21 Highland Park Village, 214.528.0197
4. Distract opponents with the crystal players, 24-carat gold handles and chrome plating of Teckell’s Cristallino Foosball Table, and never loose another match. Not playing? With iron crystal and glass casing and transparent crystal legs, it doubles as a work of art. $28,000. Nest Dallas, 4524 McKinney Ave., 214.373.4444
5. Famed French crystal house Baccarat celebrates its 250th anniversary this year with a limited-editon Harcourt Chess Set by Nendo. Featuring the celebrated (by royalty and tastemakers around the world) Harcourt crystal pattern, each of the 50 produced sets' royal blue and clear crystal chessmen took more than 200 hours to hand-cut in the exacting detail that has made Baccarat iconic for generations. $32,000. P.S. The Letter, 5136 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth