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pjr107
« on: June 27, 2012 01:51:41 PM »

So I've gotten some test ceramic glaze tiles that are approx 1' square in various colors.  They are high gloss glaze and very slippery when wet so I dont want to use them as a walkway for fear of injury. I'm looking at installing a backyard game that my family can enjoy for many years to come.  We are just starting to enjoy our yard (mosquitoes are a huge problem) esp with the addition of a hot tub. I have an 8 yr old who likes to play with his friends but I think the scrabble is a bit out of his reach. His favorite board game is monopoly but that might be a bit to complicated with money and cards. I like the checkers cause I can upgrade it to chess later on in life.  Maybe I'm just looking for moral support in this undertaking cause its all going to be grumbled at by my hubby who gets suck helping me finish my hair-brained ideas....

For those who are not quite sure what I'm talking about.... not that I really know what I'm talking about.... look at these ideas:

http://www.sunset.com/garden/backyard-projects/backyard-scrabble-00400000013845/
http://designdazzle.blogspot.com/2011/07/summer-camp-turn-your-deck-into-board.html
http://www.gardenoccasions.co.uk/acatalog/Board_Games.html

Thanks in advance!
-PJ

and yes, I'm sure I'm missing something so just ask.  space isn't a terrible issue, our yard is bigger than our very tiny house.....
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StitchWench
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2012 06:49:07 AM »

Checkers board in one place, 9 tiles to play tic tac toe in another place perhaps.

I look forward to hearing about the games you end up with. Your yard will be so much fun.

Best wishes.
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pjr107
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2012 11:06:31 AM »

I like that idea... that way i can make the tictactoe board first and then delve into the checkerboard.  oh... then i can make slides and ladders that can be added just before the game (use the checkerboard as a regular board with start in the bottom corner and end at the far upper corner).

now just have to wait for the head to subside so i dont get sick....
thanks for that idea Smiley
-PJ
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