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If your idea of a fun activity involves board games, you probably have to sacrifice prime, limited storage space to stash all your Monopoly boxes. Luckily, so many companies are rethinking the packaging of their games, making them significantly more design-forward, which means that they’re easier to incorporate into your home decor. Read on for eight well-designed board games that can hold their own on your coffee table.

Sunnylife Lucite Chess Set

Even if you have no idea how to play chess, you’re going to want this set. The acrylic lucite pieces in fun shapes add a playful bit of brightness to your home, and the look only gets better when the sunlight hits and they really shine. Check. Mate. 

Buy: Sunnylife Lucite Chess Set, $190 from Anthropologie

Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Dominoes

Leave it to Chip & Jo to make even dominoes look good. This set features wooden tiles in muted colors and striped backs that will bring farmhouse style to your next game night. When you’re done playing, tuck them away in their unfussy wooden case ’til next time.  

Buy: Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Dominoes, $12.99 from Target

Scattergories Linen Book Vintage Edition Board Game

If you’re a fan of the classics but don’t have the space to store them, this vintage linen book edition is for you. All the play pieces are stored inside a book inspired by the original Scattergories, so you can easily store the game on your coffee table or in your bookshelf when you’re not playing. 

Buy: Scattergories Linen Book Vintage Edition Board Game, $57.99 from Bed Bath & Beyond

This post was originally published on March 14, 2018, and was last updated on March 24, 2020. Marlen Komar also contributed to reporting.

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