I've seen plenty of 3D versions of the hit multiplayer board game The Settlers of Catan, but nothing quite as impressive as these 3D game pieces, ready to buy 3D printed and shipped from Shapeways.
When flat pentagonal pieces just don't get the job done, smack one of these little bastards down on the board to get a rise out of the competition. These designs, created by Shapeways designer Tedparsec, are just waiting for your $US15-$US20 and a turn on the 3D printer, the coolest device not currently existing inside my office (give me time.)
I once made a chessboard out of twigs, dirt, and different-coloured rocks. This seems much cooler.