19TH CENTURY ANTIQUE COUNTRY PRIMITIVE MIXED WOOD GAME BOARD ~ CHECKERS / CHESS
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Bay Colony Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this wonderful 19th century antique mixed wood game board. The board features a 12 x 12 grid with a total of 144 spaces. A 144 square board is used for certain variations of chess & checkers. Chess with a 12 x 12 grid is called Gross Chess and has a few unfamiliar pieces like wizards, champions, & even canons. These inlaid boards are much more desirable than the painted ones and this one hasn’t developed any major splits or separations like some do. The board measures 28 3/4” wide x 18 3/4” deep x 1 3/4” tall. The gaming surface measures 18” wide x 18” deep. The side sections flanking the playing surface measure 4 1/2” wide x 18” deep.