01. 27. 2009
One of my closest friends, Darlene, recently resurrected a weekly game night to make sure our little circle got to see each other at least once a week and to make sure we all do something to break us out of the winter doldrums. Game night means everything from checkers to DVD games like Scene It. Darlene has every one imaginable, including some beautiful classic chess and Chinese checkers sets that are works of art, but is always looking to expanding her trove.
Enter into the picture coincidence… On the heels of Darlene's expansion considerations, I've come to find out that our friends over at Zontik Games have given their website a major facelift (even Joan Rivers would be proud of them) to showcase their expanded selection. Zontik features the crème de la crème of traditional gaming wares, from traditional chess and backgammon models to estate-worthy croquet sets and decked-out versions of favorites like Monopoly and Scrabble.
Among their latest offerings is an array of absolutely gorgeous backgammon sets by Dal Negro. Dal Negro is a revered Italian manufacturer of luxury gaming sets and playing cards that has been around in one form or another since 1756! Especially alluring is the blue set – there's just something regal about it with its mother-of-pearl finish stones and silver hardware trim. The best part is that the set is very usable. It's an heirloom quality game that you will actually be comfortable with using.
Zontik's signature service concierge will be glad to help you pick out a quality set for yourself or help you find the perfect gift. If you're looking to go all-out and find something truly unique and special, their CustomDeluxe™ service will let you 'build something wonderful.'