Long title. Because I couldn’t decide how to get you to click and read. So, I included everything. And the kitchen sink.
the lawn needs to be mowed, weeds pulled, things fixed. But…that’s life.
P.S. Do you see the apple tree on the right of Nate? A bear broke the top off that poor thing…trying to CLIMB it! Stupid bear.
Anyways…Chess is a bit of a deal around my house. I run an afterschool chess club for 10 thru 15 year olds. Chess is a great tool to encourage academics, math, team building, personal growth, and all sorts of great things!! Yes, I’m a geek!
So…when we were trying to decide what to do with this little area at the front of our house I said…CHESS!! Yay!!
It’s simple to do…I waited until later in the summer when the cheapo landscape squares were on clearance.
You need your “board” to be 8 squares across by 8 squares wide. Buy 1/2 in red and 1/2 in gray. Or whatever they have….
Then lay those suckers down….as level as possible
For the chess pieces I used cheap-o plastic plates. My sister was an overachiever and drew every single chess piece on them for me. I probably would have just written the name …cause I am lazy. But, I surely appreciate her doing it!
Grab a hose holder to hold your “pieces” and eventually…it would be cool to have a sign for your chess board attached. I’m getting there!
Of course, checkers is played by flipping the pieces over to the other side. And…(close your ears if you are little) Nate would like me to mention that you can liven the Outdoor Chess game up a bit for grown-ups by playing….strip Chess. He’s full of it. He has NEVER played strip Chess. In his dreams. Ha!
Keeping it real…this chess set probably cost us about $50. We paid .50 for the blocks and then the plates were…I don’t know? They were cheap. But… things add up.