Playing chess makes you smarter, period. But that doesn’t mean you have to play on an ordinary chess board. Umbra and Designer Adin Mumma have created the Wobble Chess Set ($265) that offers a beautiful design aesthetic while providing you with the exercise your brain needs. The chess board features minimally design pieces with simple curves. Each piece is made from stained beech wood and has a weighted metal base that allows it to wobble. The pieces sit on a walnut and maple board with curved squares that hold the pieces in place.
Restoration hardware has taken the classic board game, resized it and put it on the wall. The RH Wall Scrabble ($1500) board is crafted from wood, with colors and graphics based on the original 1949 edition. It comes with absolutely everything you need to get a game going, including a fabric bag for the letter […]