Written by The Strategy
The first lockdown had us discovering new skincare techniques, rearranging our homes, and baking breads (from banana to sourdough). Lockdown 2.0 has us scrambling for ideas on how to keep ourselves occupied.
One activity from childhood that we’ve turned to is board games. Prior to lockdown, we were never super enthused by game night party invitations, but now, an evening playing a heated game of Risk with the family is a highlight of the week. And we’re not alone. Cindy Crawford and Kaia Gerber have talked about their love for backgammon on Instagram and Kylie Jenner created a custom pack of Uno cards. Mattel Creations also released an Uno deck designed by Nina Chanel Abney in collaboration with Pharrell’s Black Ambition. Celine Dion took things digital with “Celine #StayAtHome Bing”, which she shared on her IG account (Yes, of course we already played it). As we reach almost a year in the pandemic, board games are becoming the quarantine accessory we all have stocked in our homes.
As fashion obsessed folk, we were more than excited to learn that many fashion brands had entered the ‘luxury’ gaming business. Louis Vuitton has a luxe version of Jenga and Hermés offers playing cards and chess boards. While they are a bit of a splurge, we see them as the money we’re saving from not going for dinners out or movie nights. These games are a huge source of entertainment for an uncertain amount of time.