It's hard to convince your poker buddies to raise the weekly stakes if you're playing with chips that cost less than the beer they bring with them. This Dunhill Poker Set ($700) can take care of that situation, and then some. It includes three hundred aluminum chips in various colors, five poker dice, and two packs of silver-edged Alfred Dunhill playing cards, all housed in a carbon fiber box with a sliding lid. Next thing you know, you'll have to establish a dress code. [Scouted by Erik]
The NeoGeo was legendarily powerful — and equally expensive. Now you can get the console you always wanted but couldn't afford on your middle school lunch money budget in a portable version with the NeoGeo X ($200). Built by Blaze and officially licensed by SNK, it offers a 4.3-inch display, four face buttons, an analog stick, and 20 built-in games, including Fatal Fury, Metal Slug, and The King of Monsters. If you decide you'd rather do your gaming on the big screen, you can use the optional dock and joystick for a more traditional experience. [via | via]
Been waiting around on Apple to turn the Apple TV into a video came console? You can get a preview of that experience with the Ouya ($100). Sporting a Tegra 3 quad-core processor, Android 4.0, 1GB of RAM 8GB of flash storage, HDMI, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and a wireless hardware controller, it's got the chops to output fine-looking games, and thanks to an open SDK combined with the guarantee of digitally-delivered, free-to-try titles, it could up-end the console business as we know it. Or its Yves Behar-designed interface might get bludgeoned by Apple. But hey, it's only $100, so it's worth a shot. Right?
Put the finishing touch on your rock n' roll-themed arcade with this AC/DC Pinball Machine ($5,700). Designed by master pinball man Steve Ritchie, this soon-to-be-classic features tons of standup targets, dual high-powered slingshots, a motorized rotating ball cannon, a jukebox song selector, an 8-inch cabinet speaker to make all 12 complete tracks sound great, and plenty of Angus Young- and Brian Johnson-flavored graphics. [Scouted by Zach]
And you thought regular chess was hard. Three Man Chess ($TBA) switches the ancient game from a square board to a round one, making room for a third set of pieces — gray, in this case — and opening up a whole new world of possible moves, strategies, and ways to get beaten when you least expect it. [Scouted by Roger]