Playable Chess Board Colored #2
by rpm - uploaded on April 28, 2021, 8:44 am
Oh, I was impetuous. I saw this chessboard by @mightyman and I thought to myself that chess players prefer to play on a board that's less stark, especially if they're going to spend ours looking at that board. The convention since the '40s has been to either have a wooden board, a plastic or cardboard board made to look like a wooden board or a plastic or cardboard board with green and buff squares. These color combinations make it less taxing on the eyes over the course of time. So I made this board. Only after I'd done three boards did I later see that others had pretty much done the same thing. Looking at those chess boards however, I think that they are not exactly the same as what I've done for the colors. And then there's the fact that my monitor isn't calibrated for colors and I suspect that most others' aren't either.
And after much playing chess went digital. These days chess software is all over the Internet. With a lot of these applications the player gets to choose his or her own colors for the chess men and the board. So here's a chess board that tries to look like one combination of chess board colors that I've used and that I've seen others use. It's green and a lighter color that makes most chess man easily visible and which won't fatigue your eyes too much if you play on it for a long time.