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The Lawn Games

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.

Croquet A heirloom-quality Edenbridge croquet set from UK-based Jaques of London features mallets made from English sports ash and a pine box for storage. ($900;

Lawn Bowling Set Hand-carved from mango wood, these vintage-looking pins have red and white stripes for a festive feel. Set includes six pins and one ball. ($129;

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;

Garden Design
July 2012