By Ruth Doherty
As we head into summer spending so much of our time at home, focus has turned to making the most of our outdoor space. It's important to create an oasis that delivers on all factors, from style and aesthetics to socialising and family-fun features. Garden games are a great way to add life and laughter to any outdoor space, but they don't have to be garish or lacking in style.
Over at The Conran Shop, there's a host of chic garden games that perfectly blend design-led looks with the fun factor. From high-end football and ping pong tables to relaxing art-inspired puzzles and trendy beach bat and ball sets that wouldn't look out of place on a chic Brazilian getaway, we've rounded up our top picks below. Get ready to play the stylish way...
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1. LA MURALLA ROJA PUZZLE
Los Angeles-based Slowdown Studio designs functionally beautiful products for embracing the slower moments in life. Relax and embrace mindfulness in the garden by focusing on this postcard-pretty puzzle that will have you California Dreamin'. Inspired by Ricardo Bofil's La Muralla Roja, the 285-piece puzzle is not only aesthetically pleasing but also contributes to memory and mood enhancement, lowering stress levels and optimising problem-solving skills. The perfect balance between fun and functional
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2. WOOD OUTDOOR FOOTBALL TABLE
A classic of contemporary games culture, this beautifully crafted football table is sure to entertain friends and family for hours on end. Made in Barcelona, the RS3 features a painted stainless steel body as well as two teams of cast aluminium players in football strips. Finished with beautifully grained iroko wood legs and handles, the weather-resistant piece is fun as well as practical, and is a refined update of a classic design.
And, when the summer comes to an end, you can move it indoors for a brilliant addition to the play room or a snug.
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3. OUTDOOR PING PONG TABLE
Bring the family together with a little healthy competition outdoors. Bound to provide playful entertainment for hours on end, this ping-pong table has the added versatility of being able to transform into a dining table when the net, bats and balls are conveniently stowed in the practical storage drawer on the underside of the table.
Based on the surface, size and structure of a medium-sized table, the main structure is crafted from wood and reinforced with a steel framework to cope with energetic tournaments whilst also ensuring that games can be enjoyed indoors and outdoors with ease.
Designed to promote playfulness and a little friendly competition, this beautifully designed and constructed ping-pong table is the ultimate addition to any games room, garden or den as it is suited for both inside and outdoors use.
4. TRANCOSO BEACH BATS
Beach bat and ball just got a very elegant update. These bats have become icons of upscale Brazilian brand Frescobol Carioca, and have been handcrafted by skilled marceneiros, with the beautiful grain highlighted as a statement and paired beautifully with popping blue handles.
Perfect for fun games in the garden now, and to take on beach holidays later. The brand take influence from the famous tiled pavements of Brazil and combine it with practical and hardwearing materials - each bat is covered in a weather-proof resin and there's a water-resistant drawstring pouch for easy transportation and storage, too.
5. TABLE TENNIS COFFEE TABLE
Looking for a creative space, to write, draw, play and relax? Meet this nifty and nice coffee table tennis (see what we did there? Richard Osman's answersmash has nothing on us).
Expertly crafted from top-quality natural beech plywood and finished with scratch-resistant chalkboard paint, this table tennis table doubles as an innovative coffee table and a chalk board.
Perfectly designed for playing outdoors or indoors, it comes with a beautiful pair of wooden paddles as well as custom tennis balls, designed to be silent and uncrushable. Complete with dustless chalk and a rubber in a slick storage case, this table encourages creativity from all angles.
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