From the ridiculous to the sublime. Traditional values and top-quality craftsmanship, with a nod to the past and an eye on the future.
Founded in 1973, House of Marbles has been creating timeless toys that bring joy to generations of families. Having started making quality wooden board games to sell at local craft fairs, we have now grown into a leading producer of timeless toys and games sold worldwide today.
As House of Marbles celebrates its 50th anniversary, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the history of some of the best wooden board games that have stood the test of time or made a nostalgic comeback. Wooden traditional games have been a staple in the lives of many families and game enthusiasts over the years. From chess board sets to dominoes, shut the box to marble board games, our collection is a testament to the enduring appeal of classic games.
Chessboard sets are one of the standout products in the celebratory range. The deluxe chess and draughts sets are incredibly functional, with built-in drawers providing ample storage for your chess pieces, keeping them safe and secure when not in use. The drawers are lined with soft fabric to prevent scratches or damage to the pieces and are easy to access with built-in handles.
Shut the box is another beloved game in your celebratory range. This game is simple yet addictive, with players rolling dice to determine which numbers they can flip down on the board. Our wooden shut the box set is beautifully designed, with a sleek finish that will look great on any tabletop. With its compact size, this set is perfect for carrying to a friend’s house or playing on a lazy afternoon at home.
Traditional wooden games such as chess, checkers, and backgammon provide numerous benefits. These games provide mental stimulation and encourage social interaction, as players must strategize and make decisions. They also make great solo brain teasers.
Our wooden board games offer other features, such as being durable due to their high-quality material or build, to having been made from sustainable materials. Equally, it makes these games suitable for future generations to enjoy family game nights for many years to come.