Saturday, December 13, 2008

Cribbage now a "luxury pursuit"

From FT.com:
By Nicole Swengley
Published: December 13 2008 00:23

"Our homes become a refuge in tough times. Cosseting ourselves in familiar surroundings, we nurture deeper emotional ties with the things around us. We treasure heirlooms, develop a greater appreciation of beautiful materials and cherish quality craftsmanship.

These cocooning instincts could well account for a growing demand for beautifully made board games and furniture designs that double as games stations. “It’s far nicer to congregate around a card table than a television,” observes royal furnituremaker David Linley. “It takes me back to my childhood, when we’d play family card games like Racing Demon. And now that more people are spending more time entertaining at home, as well as eating in they’re returning to pastimes like bridge and cribbage to provide social interaction and enjoy a laugh with friends over a few drinks.”"

Full article.

No comments: