LadyBug-Card-Game-by-Colette-BreamLadyBug Card Game for €11.68 from Colette Bream

Call me nostalgic or plain old-fashioned but I love the traditional board and card games I used to play when I was a kid growing up in the 70’s… Snakes & Ladders, Ludo, Snap, Checkers – the list is long, and yes, hours of fun were had by all the family.

Slides-Ladders-Wooden-Board-Game-by-Colette-BreamSlides & Ladders Wooden Board Game for €37.50 from Colette Bream

I guess they just don’t make games like they used to. Or so I thought until I stumbled upon Colette Bream’s new range of wooden playthings on etsy the other day.

On-The-Go-Wooden-Tic-Tac-Toe-Game-by-Colette-BreamOn-The-Go Wooden Tic-Tac-Toe Game for €11.68 from Colette Bream

Colette Bream has an eye for design. She has made a name for herself by creating unusual, quirky soft toys and homeware, all beautifully styled, and her new line of products certainly has all my attention.

Wooden-Horse-Race-Board-Game-by-Colette-BreamWooden Horse Race Board Game for €45.31 from Colette Bream

As these few photos show, Colette has given some of my favourite board game classics a makeover, adding striking graphics and bold blocks of colour to stimulate a new generation of young players. Made from wood and cardstock, these games are modern, fresh and original – perfect for both play and display.

Wooden-Square-City-Race-Board-Game-by-Colette-BreamWooden Square City Race Board Game for €42.19 from Colette Bream

Is it too early to mention Christmas? I’m smitten, and shall be bookmarking some of these sets for my own children this December. Love!