Games time!

Just a quick follow-up on our beach weekend a while ago. I left out part of the story in anticipation of this announcement.

On our way home from the beach, we stopped at a board game maker in the area. He has a little shop and hand makes wood and stone games, like dominoes, peg solitaire, scrabble, chess, and many many more. He even custom designs game pieces in stone like settlers of catan. Because you buy these straight from the source, they’re very reasonably priced and great quality.

We stopped in to visit the storefront, where he had lots of games on display. We also got a special tour of the workshop, which was basically just a shanty in the back where a guy was hand shaping gemstones into game pieces. It was a lot of work, and for the prices we paid… he’s definitely being undervalued!

In the end, B and I chose a peg solitaire game and a ludo game (which is like Sorry), plus a second solitaire game that we brought home for our cousins (also why I didn’t mention this before!). Our friend put in an order for a Finnish Scrabble game, and we put in an order for a table version of chess/scrabble. And it just arrived today!

We’re very happy with them, and I think we’ll be playing a bunch of games later tonight! Now to find somewhere to put this giant chess table…

The table in Chess mode
The table in Chess mode
Side detail to see the drawer - there is another drawer on the opposite side as well
Side detail to see the drawer – there is another drawer on the opposite side as well
Top view of Chess
Top view of Chess
Close up on White
Close up on White
Close up on Black
Close up on Black
The board is made of inlaid stone tiles
The board is made of inlaid stone tiles
The table in Scrabble mode
The table in Scrabble mode
Top view of Scrabble
Top view of Scrabble
The board is a mosaic of individual stone tiles. The letter tiles are hand engraved stone
The board is a mosaic of individual stone tiles. The letter tiles are hand engraved stone
Board removed, you can see the two drawers
Board removed, you can see the two drawers
English peg solitaire
English peg solitaire
Detail of game play
Detail of game play
Ludo game. Even the dice is stone.
Ludo game. Even the dice is stone.
Ludo gameplay
Ludo gameplay

 

4 thoughts on “Games time!

  1. Hi, thecayas!
    I’m Indonesian, and live in Jakarta. Just curious about where yo did buy that cool scrabble/chess board/table. Bogor? Pelabuhan ratu?
    Btw, have a good time in Indonesia, scrabbling or otherwise. 😀

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    1. Hi Skub! We got them from Pak Yusup, whose workshop is on the way to PR (maybe halfway?) but he delivers into Bogor, and maybe Jak, but I don’t know for sure. If you send me a “contact us” message from the blog, I can reply with more details. 🙂

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