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The Short List: Our Favorite Games and Puzzles

24 March, 2020
Digging through the market’s myriad options for that perfect something­—be it a big-ticket item or a small (but statement-making) detail—can be more than a bit overwhelming. That’s why we’ve done the hard work for you, scouring the globe for the best of the best: The Short List!
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Whether it’s a quiet, solitary moment of coloring in the lines or a rowdy game of Yahtzee with the entire family, these activities are a great way to while away the hours (and keep those brains sharp as tacks!).

  • True Colors

    Andy Warhol Coloring Book by Galison, $9.99. galison.com

  • Check Mate

    Printworks Chess Set by Anthropologie, $47. anthropologie.com


  • Ombre Effect

    Gradient 500-Piece Puzzle by Areaware, $25. Bloomingdales.com



  • One Word, Two Syllables

    Classic Charades Game by Anthropologie, $12. anthropologie.com


  • Diamond in the Rough

    Colorful Backgammon Set by MoMA, $96. store.moma.org


  • Top Brass

    Craighill Jack Puzzle by West Elm, $95. westelm.com

  • Chain Reaction

    Dominoes Set by West Elm, $15. westelm.com


  • Deal Me In

    Gin Lovers Playing Cards by Chronicle Books, $15. shop.goop.com

  • Pass Go

    Monopoly Deluxe Vintage 5-In-1 Edition by WS Game Company, $100. shop.goop.com


  • Roll the Dice

    Yahtzee by The Vermont Country Store, $20. vermontcountrystore.com


  • One by One

    Giant Jumbling Tower Game by Sunnylife, $50. anthropologie.com


  • Connect the Dots

    Travel 4 In A Row by Super Fly, $20. sunnylife.com

  • Marvelous Marble

    Canaan Tic-Tac-Toe Set by Jonathan Adler, $248. horchow.com


  • Plus!

    Watch this charming puzzle come to life, courtesy of a few dedicated Schumacher employees and featuring Josef Frank’s beloved Citrus Garden pattern: