I’ve been obsessed with vintage board games for a while now. Part of it is trying to re-create the games my grandparents kept in their wardrobe which we were allowed to play with when we visited. They had a great collection which included Tell Me, a metal wind up car racing game made in East Germany, a magnetic fishing and more, all stored in a green enamel bread bin. When they died I really wanted to take all of those with me, just to preserve the memories, but I couldn’t and I suppose I’ve regretted it ever since. What a sentimental old fool I am!
Fast forward 20 years and I have my own growing collection of vintage games all purchased from my local charity shops. Most of the tokens and pieces are destined for my little Etsy shop. I really want to be able to recycle as much of the game as possible though so have been dreaming of a display of game boards in our dining room.
This Bank Holiday weekend has been spent
de-cluttering re-organising the sideboard which has left a lovely large wall space, perfect for a little display. I’ve been playing around with the boards hoping for some inspiration, and to try and prove to my husband that it will look great.
I love these boards. Not only are they totally nostalgic of my childhood, but they are sturdy, colourful and a real conversation piece.
I’m not sure what the finished layout will be but I’m convinced that this will bring some much needed colour to the wall. I’d love to know what you think, crazy or cool?