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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2004-10-27
 Author: Fergus  Duniho. Ribbon Boards. Make light, handsome, reshapable Chess variant boards out of Christmas ribbons.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Peter Aronson wrote on 2004-10-27 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
This looks like a neat approach, and very portable. You could make a ring board with this technique by using a third and fourth colors for the outer ranks and files. Using red, green, white and silver, for example, use: <pre><blockquote> r g g g g g g g g r </blockquote></pre> for the files, and <pre><blockquote> s w w w w w w w w s </blockquote></pre> for the ranks. <p> The only question I have is how flat do the boards lie? Is it necessary to use weighted Chess pieces, or will even light-weight plastic pieces remain reliably upright? <p> Oh, and some pictures might be nice.