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Project by handmadewithashley posted 04-08-2018 02:05 AM 1615 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a wooden game board for one of my favorite 2-player board games: The Duke from Catalyst Game Labs. The Duke is a 2 player abstract strategy game. In some ways, it is similar to chess. For more details about The Duke visit the official website for the game where you can find the rules and files for a Print & Play version of the game. (Unfortunately, at the time of writing this the physical copy of The Duke is out of print.)

The board is made from walnut and maple scraps. I didn’t measure the final dimensions but it’s about a 10-11” square.

I made a build video for the game board and I also have a written tutorial for it on my woodworking blog.

Video embedded below:

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Despite a few errors, I’m pretty happy with how the game board turned it. It’ll be a nicer experience playing the game on the wooden board vs the cardboard board the game came with. :)

-- Ashley, Alabama, Instagram - @handmadewithashley, https://www.youtube.com/handmadewithashley, http://www.ashleygrenon.com





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 04-08-2018 03:45 AM

Nicely done

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 04-08-2018 05:17 AM

I’m not familiar with that game. At first sight I thought it’s chess board – great work anyway.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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handmadewithashley

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#3 posted 04-08-2018 05:33 AM



Nicely done

- ralbuck


thank you :)


I m not familiar with that game. At first sight I thought it s chess board – great work anyway.

- majuvla


Thanks! The game has some similarities to chess and I also looked at a ton of chess board photos before building my game board for The Duke. :)

-- Ashley, Alabama, Instagram - @handmadewithashley, https://www.youtube.com/handmadewithashley, http://www.ashleygrenon.com

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#4 posted 04-08-2018 03:56 PM

It really looks great Ashley nice job

Bill

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handmadewithashley

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#5 posted 04-08-2018 05:24 PM



It really looks great Ashley nice job

Bill

- Billfish

Thanks Bill :)

-- Ashley, Alabama, Instagram - @handmadewithashley, https://www.youtube.com/handmadewithashley, http://www.ashleygrenon.com

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#6 posted 04-09-2018 01:54 PM

I really like your game board, you did an excellent job. I’m an old chess player, just not a very good one, looking forward to seeing what your new game is all about. Thanks for inspiring

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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