Fun & Games: Ten games and activities that aren’t watching Netflix

Do you feel like you’ve completed Netflix? Us too. Thanks to Lockdown 3.0 and the cold weather, inertia is firmly setting in. So this month we’re turning off the TV and turning back to some good old fashioned fun with the most stylish tabletop entertainment we can find.

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Sadly, Mulberry’s  limited edition collaboration with Monopoly sold out in record time at the end of 2020 but luckily for us the board game’s Selfridges version is still available. With nine gold tokens including a Selfridges bag, this is the ultimate shopaholic’s upgrade on the classic game.

Monopoly, £45, available exclusively at Selfridges 

Calling all card sharks! Smythson’s limited edition twin deck of playing cards is just the luxury extra that your games night needs. In the brand’s signature Nile Blue and navy with gilt edging, these cards are almost too pretty to touch.

Playing cards, £75, Smythson

Backgammon lovers will rejoice in this set from Gray Malin. Featuring  one of the artist’s signature aerial prints, we can’t guarantee you’ll be holiday-FOMO-free but at least your fingers will be occupied until your next flight.

Gray Malin backgammon, £35, Amara 

Still doing puzzles? Us too. Level up your jigsaw game with this stylish-yet-fiendishly hard design from iconic artist. 

Frank Lloyd Wright puzzle, £14.36 Amazon

Done with straight edges? This wave puzzle from Jonathan Adler is so difficult we had to come back to it twice.

Jonathan Adler puzzle, £30, Amara

Missing your local pub? Who isn’t! Host your own quiz at home until we’re allowed back – sticky table tops optional.

Pub quiz game, £22, Amara

Like Cluedo? You’ll love 221B Baker Street. You’ll race through the streets of London to pick up clues to solve one of 75 intriguing cases. This game is a personal favourite of ours.

221B Baker Street, £18.99, Amazon

Are you the king or queen of the meme in your Whatsapp group? Compete to create the funniest pairing with the photo card in play. LOLs guaranteed.

What Do You Meme?, £30, Oliver Bonas

Get playful when you swap dots for doodles with these fun Keith Haring Dominos dominoes.

Dominoes, £35, Not Another Bill

Inspired to take up Chess after watching The Queen’s Gambit? We love this stylish set from Printworks at Anthropologie.

Chess, £48, Printworks at Anthropologie

Images: courtesy of brands

Feature image: Amara