|This is such a cool idea that I thought I’d give this man some publicity.
His name is — Steve Schreiber, of New York. Google him and go to his page.
You rock, man.
He put together a project called GARDEN GAMMON.
And he deserves all the credit for this page.
Below are his descriptions.
Now, from his own posting: “I built an outdoor backgammon court in
my backyard and call the game “Garden-Gammon.”
|It’s 12 foot x 12 foot playfield. The points and surface are three different colors
of gravel. The checkers are Frisbees. I found 4 inch foam dice
here on the Internet:http://www.presentationresources.net/dice.html
And we use two 5 gallon buckets as the dice cups (one blue and one white).
The doubling cube was constructed out of a square cardboard box.
|Check out the attached pictures. In the first match, my wife jumped out
to a 2-0 lead, but I rallied to win 3-2. It’s really a fun way to
play backgammon. And a chouette would be a real party!
|The inspiration for this came from a trip we took to
Switzerland in April. We were wandering around Zurich, a
nd came across a group of people playing chess in Zurich, on this large outdoor chess board:
|My wife made the leap to doing the same for a backgammon court,
and I couldn’t resist. It took me about 30 hours of work
over several weekends but it was well worth it.
|So if you’re a backgammon aficionado, think about beautifying your yard
with Garden-Gammon. It’s a great conversation starter and gives
a whole new meaning to phrases like “Big Doubles” or “Huge Blunder.”