Summer means dusting off the outdoor games. If you're looking to upgrade that 1970s badminton kit or your great aunt's croquet set, here are some beautifully crafted games worth investing in.
V:King A Vermont-made version of an ancient Scandinavian pastime. Handcrafted wooden shields are positioned and opponents toss their battle axes (hardwood blocks) to fell them without toppling the king. ($99; playvking.com)