Picture the scene: as you settle into your airline seat, fellow passengers unpack miniature MP3 players, sleek DVD players and hand-held game consoles, all the while keeping a close eye on their neighbour's gadgetry. Imagine their faces as you retrieve the ultimate in upstaging: your hand-crafted leather snakes and ladders game from Dunhill (a mere $9,095). Part of Dunhill's Tradition Touring range of luxury travel 'toys', the classic snakes and ladders game is printed on a sheepskin playing board stored in an elegant leather tube lined with red goatskin. Each of the colourfully illustrated snakes represents a poisonous species. Useful details such as name, length, origin and whether their bites are fatal are provided. Solid sterling-silver animal figurines representing the snakes' natural prey (frog, rat, rabbit and pig) are the game counters. The Tradition Touring range includes backgammon, chess and a poker and roulette compendium (below; $65,350). The solid aluminium roulette wheel, on a walnut-wood base, has a locking mechanism to keep chips in place while you are travelling and the roulette playing mat is printed on a soft leather base. The compendium includes playing cards and a set of poker dice, all housed in a leather case similar to that used for the snakes and ladders set. Those who like to travel light and need a little entertainment need look no further than the Touring card set ($17,595), an alligator-leather box containing two decks of poker cards and two miniature hip flasks. Yes, it's expensive and indulgent but you'll never need to worry about batteries or software upgrades. And how many fathers are planning to pass on their iPods to grateful generations to come? All items are available from Dunhill, shop G10, Prince's Building, Central, tel: 2524 3663.