If we were feeling verbose, we'd say this is the ultimate in useless beauty: stripping away the colour variance inherent in a selection of games to reveal their structural elegance, but simultaneously removing the ability to play them and, thus, their purpose.
Or, more simply, these are just incredibly cool.
Brooklyn-based designer Henry Hargreaves was inspired by his childhood games to create this brilliant set of pictures, entitled "Game Over!". By making each image monochrome, it draws attention to the shapes beneath, which suddenly look very different - the Rubik's Cube in particular looks like a tasty pile of Chewits.
Check out the full set at Henry's website and in the meantime try to think about just how hard it would be to finish that jigsaw puzzle.
Images: Henry Hargreaves