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This instructable shows you how to make a game board for chess, draughts (checkers in American) and backgammon from duct tape.
As a foundation for the board cut a black bin liner up so that you have a square of plastic at least 12 times the width of your ...
Next mark the edge of the outer two bits of tape at regular intervals the same distance apart as the tape is wide (about 5cm in my case). ...
Rotate every other strip through 180 degrees and replace it where it came from so that you have alternate colour squares.
Duct tape the stips to the workbench again so that they line up with the edges as close together without overlapping again. Necessary usage of another material other ...
Carefully remove the board from the workbench leaving all of the tape in place and turn it over. Tape it back to the workbench this with the underside ...
If you're a real duct tape ninja then you might be able to skip this step. Since this was my first duct tape build I used clear sticky ...
The first step in making the backgammon side of the board is to add the centre bar in the middle. 2cm wide in my case but make it ...
Complete the base of the backgammon side of the board with strips of duct tape in your third colour. Again, make sure that the edges of the tape ...
Carefully remove the board from the workbench again and remove your magic tape safety net from the chess board side.
Next trim the board down so that the long sides only have half the width of your tape in extra material either side of the chess board. Then ...
Make 24 triangles of duct tape, 12 one colour, 12 another. They should be 10% narrower than the tape and a bit shorter than the width of the ...
Fix the triangles along the long edges of the backgammon side of the board so that they alternate in colour across the length and width of the board.
This is what the backgammon side of the board should look like with all the triangles attached. It doesn't seem to matter if you start with the lighter ...
Finish the board by folding tape over the short edges of the board. You can add corner reinforcement too if you like.
Here in all it's wrinkly glory is the finished board chess side up. Happy gaming!
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