Luxury handmade gifts to stand the test of time

A bold statement, I know, to say these gifts will stand the test of time, but I believe given the quality of the wood, these games will!  

The only downside to my statement would be the loss of pieces, which happens with so many games over the years, but hopefully thanks to the beautiful bag to keep the pieces safe in, this will not be the case with Jaques games purchased.  

I love a board game, it's something that can create memories and traditions, arguments and cheer and best of all memories - I know I wrote that twice because it needed saying twice.  For you, memories of playing with the children and maybe parents and loved ones, and as the games are robust and handed down a generation, memories for the children to reminisce playing with you while playing with their own families.

I love that.  I have a very old, falling apart Monopoly game that brings back fond memories of my childhood.

Jaques Game Makers

Jaques is the oldest games company and sports manufacturer in the world. Passed down from father to son for eight generations, Jaques (according to their website) have been responsible for inventing many well-known games, such as Croquet, Ping Pong, Snakes and Ladders, Ludo, Tiddledy Winks, The Staunton Chess Set, Happy Families, Snap and many more.

Quality of Jaques games

As I mentioned above the quality of these games is luxurious and you can feel the love that has gone into the wood when it has been crafted.  The wood for Chinese Checkers is solid and weighty with perfect peg holes.  Best of all, this is a two in one game with Go Bang on the reverse, and it is this game that has the beautiful bag for all the pieces.

Backgammon is a game I loved as a child, but have since forgotten how to play!  Fortunately, there is a splendid instruction card with the game which shows us how to set up the pieces and how to play.  The inside of the case on which the board is created on, has a beautiful, texted feel and the case snaps shut to keep all the pieces together.

My son is very keen to learn how to play, and it will be this set we learn on with the view to handing it down to him in years to come, to keep the memories, that I hope to make this Christmas, alive.

Both these games can be purchased from the Jaques website.  Chinese Checkers with Go Bang on the reverse is currently on sale for less than £20 and the beautiful backgammon set is currently just over £40.

Many other popular games can be purchased such as Chess, Dominos, Ludo and Snakes and Ladders to name a few, and the costs vary to meet most budgets.  With the company based in the UK, we are keeping the cost of shipping down and as these are not one-year wonders, it also makes the gifts sustainable as we keep these in our homes for years to come.

I am really pleased to have found the wonderful world of Jaques, I am certain there will be a game on their website for everyone.

1 comment:

  1. Oh wow! What beautiful games. It looks like they really will stand the test of time. x


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