“Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” Agreed. The best way to make use of a warm Sunday afternoon is by spending it outdoors. The games we’ve pulled together provide entertainment, a little bit of exercise, and an excuse to gather friends together. The croquet set is a fun way to work on your tan, whereas backgammon can be played while lounging in the shade with a cool glass of lemonade. Henry James would be proud.
1. Renzo Romagnoli Crystal Dice Set: $98; Barneys New York | 2. Bicycle Playing Cards: $5; Brook Farm General Store | 3. Badminton Set: $59; The Conran Shop | 4. Hammond Chess Set: $1,995; Ralph Lauren Home | 5. Teak Croquet Set: $498; Design Within Reach | 6. Renzo Romagnoli Backgammon Set: $595; Barneys New York | 7. Puma Chalk Ping Pong Table: $5,250; The Conran Shop |