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1. Decide how large you will like your board. The board will need to be square and divided into squares, 8 by 8. A good size would by a 40cm square. Leaving an 8cm boarder, have the squares 4cm by 4cm.
2. A good idea may be to stick two pieces of cardboard together with tape so you may fold it in half for easy storage. Another way could be to draw a large board on a roll of paper so you can roll it up when done playing.
3. Once you have created your grid, it will be time to paint your squares. Traditionally a chessboard is alternating squares of black and white, but why be traditional? Personalise your board to match your pieces. A good way to do this is to leave off colouring your board until you have made your pieces.
In chess, the pieces are typically black or white. Each side has eight pawns, one king, one queen and two rooks, knights and bishops.
For those crafty people why not try constructing your own pieces out of dough, oven bake clay or plasticine? You could even try making origami pieces if you are so inclined.
For those who do not have the patience to craft 32 individual pieces you could try scavenging items from within your house. Some examples might be small figurines (think Lego people); beads, pebbles painted with different symbols for each piece, or simply borrow pieces from other games.
I am not going to repeat the rules of chess, Chess.com can explain how the pieces move better than I can.
Two colours with at least 8 pieces each are needed to play checkers. You will also need a way to distinguish between normal and ‘kinged’ pieces.
Some options include:
1. Bottle lids of two colours or painted
2. Coloured pebbles
3. Squashed marbles
Practically anything works as pieces, even coins and one side already has a crown.
Now it’s time for you to get creating and making so you can soon be playing. I cannot think of a better way to spend a rainy day than playing board games, especially when you’ve made them yourself.
2. PERSON ALITY
Can you find the hidden words? Each word ends with the
letter H. The words may be horizontal or vertical.
ARCH, BATH, BEACH, DEPTH, DISH, EACH, EARTH,
ENOUGH, FINISH, FRESH, HIGH, LENGTH, MARCH,
MONTH, MYTH, PEACH, RICH, ROUGH, SCRATCH,
SMOOTH, STOMACH, TOUCH, VANISH, WASH, WATCH.