This Homemade Chessboard is Perfect for Playing in Your Backyard

 - Jul 23, 2014
References: instructables & instructables
If you've always wanted to play chess outside on a large scale board now you can with this garden chessboard. You can make this outdoor chessboard yourself out of stones and gravel for under $40.

This garden chessboard is a great way to encourage kids, friends and family members to spend more time outside and test their logic skills. To make this gigantic garden chessboard begin by finding a place in your backyard that you can fit a one meter by one meter board. Then dig a square hole and lay four concrete pavement blocks inside. Fill the hole up with cement and lay overtop concrete paving blocks that alternate in color. Once the cement dries you can play your first game of chess and use anything from planters to cups as your chess pieces.