This homemade chess board must have been made by someone who really liked to play the game – and wanted to be able to easily carry it with them anywhere. Measuring 10” x 10 1/8”, the board was made by ever so slightly scoring the wood to outline the squares, then carefully staining every other one to create the playing surface. Some of the squares are a little bigger than others, but that makes it fun and interesting. The playing pieces are carved wood, but I think they were done professionally and not by our game board maker. This would be great to pack up and carry with you for a quick game or, since it’s small, it would make a great decorative piece on a shelf with all of the pieces set up. Also included with the set is an old pamphlet that explains about the game of chess; it’s written very formally and not at all how we speak today! Interesting.
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Small Homemade Chess Board with Wooden Playing Pieces