Fun & Games
We hope that you and your loved ones remained healthy during the Covid-19 Pandemic. For some of you, the stay-at-home order was extra time to spend with your spouse and/or children. What did you do to keep yourself and everybody entertained? Did you put a puzzle together as a family project? Did you play board games or card games? Were you able to throw a frisbee around in the yard? Activities like these always create great family memories.
Did you know that you can frame puzzles and games? Board games, puzzles, cards, and game pieces lend themselves very well to a framed display, especially considering most of them have eye-catching design and a flat profile. What a great way to remember a happy memory in the midst of troubled times.
You did it! You finally finished that 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle you’ve been meaning to do for years. Such an effort needs to be rewarded. Frame it! (So that you won’t need to put it together again…)
Take an ordinary game…
…and create a Memory!
Don’t let anyone forget that you won the epic 4-day Monopoly game by owning Indiana Ave! You can even include game pieces, cards, and money.
Did You Know?
- In Monopoly, Jake the Jailbird is the guy behind bars and Officer Edgar Mallory sent him there.
- Chutes & Ladders, a game about Karma, was invented in India in the 2nd century. It was originally called Snakes & Ladders. The phrase “back to square one” originated in the game.
- The game of Clue was invented in 1947. Mr. Green was originally a reverend, but Parker Brothers objected to a reverend being suspected of murder, so he was changed to a businessman.
- The Game of Life was the first and only board game invented by Milton Bradley in 1860, although he singlehandedly launched the board game industry. Because using dice was associated with gambling, a 6-sided top was used instead.
Elsie & Her Family
Look what you found while you were cleaning closets! An old game you used to play with your siblings. It’s a little worn now to be played, so bring the fun back by framing it. Copy the rules and put it on the back or in a pocket on the back.
GLASS OR ACRYLIC?
Sometimes framing a board game or puzzle can get large. Because of the size, it also can get heavy if you use glass to protect it. Consider using acrylic instead. It is lightweight and non-breakable under most circumstances. Be sure to use the UV protecting acrylic so the puzzle or game board won’t fade.
A Scrabble Game to Remember
We framed a real scrabble game set as played celebrating a wedding anniversary for a very fine couple! Lots of fun knick-knacks & romance went into this one.
It was a multi-layered look that is on the wall to celebrate the occasion!
‘Social Distancing’ Games
Lucky you – it was warm enough to get outside and throw the Frisbee around. You had some fun and stayed six feet away from your friends! Capture the memory: get out a permanent marker, write something on the frisbee to commemorate the time, have everyone sign it, and don’t forget to date it.
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