Games and Puzzles Make Great Home Décor Accessories

Games don't just belong on the shelf!

 Pictured: the  Pure Genius Acorn  next to a glass jug, candle, and books on a coffee table. 

Pictured: the Pure Genius Acorn next to a glass jug, candle, and books on a coffee table. 

Design is tricky. The spaces that we live in, and the items that we choose to surround ourselves with say a lot about who we are as a person. It puts a lot of pressure on our homes as a result.

 

Who am I as a person? What kind of home do I want to live in? Am I a modern intellectual? Or am I more laid back and whimsical? What do I want people to think about me? Is anyone even going to come over to my house ever? Do I have any friends? Mom still loves me right?

 

Let me stop you before you spiral into an existential crisis. 

Here are some great options from Project Genius that are both fun and functional in any home décor category! 

 

 Pictured: Deblockle, next to a flower vase and fruit basket on the kitchen island.

Pictured: Deblockle, next to a flower vase and fruit basket on the kitchen island.

Deblockle

Chess is the obvious choice for a coffee table game if you want to show off how smart and sophisticated you are. It also is a bit old fashioned and played out as a design choice though. Try an individual new strategy game like Deblockle. It has a teal and gold colored scheme on a classic wooden tray that gives it a worldly look. Use your intelligence and cunning to maneuver your blocks off the board before your opponent. This is the game that will say "I’m smart", but also "Je suis unique"!


 Pictured: Pod Puzzle, next to a banzai tree and glassed elephant in a front entryway.

Pictured: Pod Puzzle, next to a banzai tree and glassed elephant in a front entryway.

The Pod Puzzle

The Pod Puzzle is a wooden assembly puzzle that is elegant and unassuming. The monkey pod wood makes it an easy accessory to pair with other home décor pieces, especially in already colorful areas. But it's not just decorative, the pod pieces come apart in lines and can challenge your reasoning to get them stacked back neatly into a pyramid.


 Chroma Cube: Pictured next to assorted potted plants on the dining room table.

Chroma Cube: Pictured next to assorted potted plants on the dining room table.

Chroma Cube

They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and so it makes sense to place Chroma Cube somewhere central in the house where it can fill everyone's eyes with beauty. This wonderful color deduction game is a perfect way to add a splash of color to an otherwise sparse area. Don't be fooled by it's looks, this game is a great way to  hone your logic skills while challenging and entertaining your guests.


 Pictured: Pure Genius Acorn, next to a lamp, geode, and vinyl record player on a living room cabinet.

Pictured: Pure Genius Acorn, next to a lamp, geode, and vinyl record player on a living room cabinet.

The Acorn

It’s considered to rude to brag about ourselves in front of company, but maybe there is a way to do this indirectly with subtlety. This Acorn puzzle is a sleek and stylishly smart puzzle that can dress up any coffee table, desk or bookshelf. It can be played over and over and can sit as a monument to your success on any desk or coffee table. Made out of monkeypod wood, these puzzles polish themselves the more they are handled. This is good for living rooms, but it is also a great fit for Dad's office or study.


 Deblockle: Pictured next to water glasses on the coffee table.

Deblockle: Pictured next to water glasses on the coffee table.

Instead of keeping all of your games hidden on a shelf in a dusty closet, proudly display them as a part of your home design. From the foyer, the kitchen, to even the back patio, let these stylish and sensible decor pieces remind you that games aren't just for kids!

Katie Kies