This instructable shows you how to make a game board for chess, draughts (checkers in American) and backgammon from duct tape.
Step 1: Bin bag foundation
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 duct tape (60cm in my case).
Duct tape the plastic to your work bench so that it is lightly tensioned.
Then stretch alternate colour strips of duct tape across the plastic as shown in the photo.
Make sure that the edges of the tape are as close as possible without overlapping.