Wooden games seem to never go out of favour. Traditional games such as the classical wooden chess set or wooden draughts sets have a timeless play value that is recognised by all generations. These games seem to have an old fashioned charm that appeals to both the young and the old; a feeling of tradition and history joined together. Whether you are an older generation updating your collection, or a younger generation looking to purchase your first wooden game, you’ll appreciate the quality and the craftsmanship evident in these games.
Quality wooden games are guaranteed to give hours of entertainment value to you and your family. They manage to encapsulate a traditional play experience for you, your children and further generations to come. The quality is impeccable and is recognised by many, which is why people choose to invest in a quality game that they know will last, rather than buy a cheaper plastic alternative which may not even last the year.
Games such as Chess, Backgammon, Draughts, Dominos, Cribbage and Croquet are traditionally made from wood. Many of these games date back though the centuries and have become family classics throughout the generations.
Chess is one game where the use of wood carries a sense of pride. A wooden chess set stands out above the rest when it comes to beauty and elegance, as every little detail has been carved to perfection. Chess sets and boards can be made from a variety of materials, but typically rosewood, boxwood and walnut are the most favoured. These woods have a beautiful colour and a look of quality about them which makes them a popular choice. The more expensive sets are made out of rosewood, but if this lies beyond your budget then a boxwood set may be a better option. Boxwood is an excellent quality wood which comes in lighter shades of brown with a smooth and attractive finish. At the lower end of the price scale is the walnut sets, which is cheaper than boxwood but is still a popular choice for chess lovers throughout the world.
It is not just the great traditional games that are available in wooden form. Newer more modern games such as connect four, jenga (wooden block tower) and table football are all available in the wooden variety. These modern games do not quite have the same elegance that you would expect to see in the traditional games such as chess and backgammon, but they still hold a strong sense of quality and durability. Some traditional games have simply been modernized for the new generation. Dominoes for example, are now available with popular children’s characters on such as Dora the Explora and Timmy Time. An excellent way to introduce young children to timeless classics, which allow them to experience the strategy and skill involved in learning these games.
Wooden games make an excellent choice for gift ideas for the whole family. Whether you are hoping to provoke memories of a childhood toy or whether you are looking to create new memories with a new family member – you will not be disappointed.