As the torrential downpour ensued, slapping against the windows as the sun stayed hidden behind black clouds, I sat in silence planning my next move.

When times got tough, or just really boring, nothing could cure the stir-crazy illness like a classic boardgame.

Checkers, Monopoly, Chess, and Scrabble are just a few of the childhood treasures we all had the chance to enjoy.

The above classic boardgames are being revived with a touch of luxury. The 6061 U.S. Aircraft-grade aluminum chess set by Grahame Fowler is my personal favourite among other ebony crafted sets.

Including backgammon, poker, dominoes, chess and a traveling card set, these beautiful arrangements (upwards of $1000 USD) offer a wonderful past pastime.