The best part of growing up in a family with four kids was the massive game closet that inevitably develops as a result of birthdays and holidays. And now that we’re all grown up, get-togethers still aren’t complete unless there is at least one deck of cards on hand. Even now, my siblings (and their spouses) and I tend to be a wee bit competitive — doesn’t everyone trash talk while playing gin? We’re always looking for new games to play. If you miss the game-playing days of your youth, there’s no time like the present to bring them back. Max designed a fun (and non-trash-talking) game party that’s coming up next! — Amy Azzarito
Image above: 1. Mini Chess & Checkers Set, $19.49 | 2. Artisan Playing Cards, $6.95 | 3. Main Street Classics, 6-in-1 Game Set, $15.90 | 4. Black Magic Playing Cards, $12.99 | 5. The Frick Collection Playing Cards, $22 | 6. Monopoly Nostalgia Tin, $29.99 | 7. Fredericks & Mae Dominos, $80
More games after the jump . . .
Image above: 1. Best Made Co. Playing Cards, $8 | 2. Wooden Pick-up Sticks, $16.99 | 3. Helveticards, $8 | 4. Travel Four in a Row, $12 | 5. History of Art Playing Cards, $15 | 6. Clue Library Classic, $52.99 | 7. Typography Scrabble (available for preorder)
Image above: Fredericks & Mae Marbles, $40
Image above: Typographic Chess Set, £275
Image above: Travel Backgammon, $320