The Grand Camelot Board



The Grand Camelot Board.

In my quest to create a black hole of board gaming density, I’ve designed a new board called the grand Camelot board. It’s specifically designed to play Camelot, Grand Camelot, 13 by 13 go, and any games played on a 10 by 10 grid.


You can get a cloth print of the board at Printer Studio: http://www.printerstudio.com/sell/mtrossdesign

This gives me a few bucks and I have tested the quality of the print and material. The board is 18 by 18 inches. The cloth print (pictured) is on a polyester that is really soft, sturdy, and doesn't wrinkle. It's not the thickest material though so you'll probably want to play on a flat surface. Although, when confronted with an uneven surface I just layer it with some of the other cloth boards I have and that seems to do the trick

You can also download the board for personal use below. I ask that you don't post the original image elsewhere and instead direct people back to my site.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-c7VPfP9PxhMDk0dmZWdXdOQWM/view?usp=sharing
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Design notes:


Camelot/Grand Camelot: The large weirdly shaped grid is for playing Camelot (aka Inside Moves). Camelot is an amazing two player abstract designed by George S. Parker of Parker Brothers fame back around the early 1930s. It shares some similarities to checkers, but in my opinion is much more interesting. The dotted grids (shown above on the left and right of the board) are for playing a 4 player variant called Grand Camelot. You can learn more about the game here: http://www.worldcamelotfederation.com/


Go: 13 by 13 Go can be played on the corners of the grid, indicated by small circles.

10 by 10 grid: A 10 by 10 grid is marked in the center of the board. With this you can play a variety of games including a favorite of mine called Amazons (BGG: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2125/amazons, Get the game here: http://nestorgames.com/#amazons_detail).


Matthew T Ross - Oct. 22nd 2016

2 comments:

  1. Hey there. I noticed that the Grand Camelot cloth board has been taken down from your Printerstudio shop. Any chance it'll be reprinted?

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    1. Hi! Thanks for letting me know. I hadn't even noticed. I just contacted Printerstudio about it and they are checking on it. It should hopefully be back up in a couple days.

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