Large Scale Chess Community Project

  • Country: United States (US)
  • State/Province: Arizona
  • City: Tucson
  • Listed: April 13, 2022 12:04 am
  • Expires: 145 days, 23 hours


Proposing a community project to bring a large scale chess set to the playa. Looking for 32 interested individuals to bring one piece and one tile, and before you say it, yes there are 64 tiles on a chess board, but the playa is already providing the lighter colored squares, so we only need 32.

I’ve put together a playatech style drawing for all of the pieces so each person is only committing to a single sheet of 1/2″ plywood to make the two interlocking profiles required for each piece and one 2×2 ft black tile piece.

Then we just need everyone to transport out their piece and tile, bring it to a designated spot out on open playa, I was thinking of somewhere around the temple but we can all mutually figure that out together. I’m happy to put together a shared sign up sheet to facilitate making sure we have the right number of each piece and color.

Please contact me if interested and we can take it from there. Do we have 32 burners who want to play on a large scale chess set out on playa and gift that opportunity to others who come across it?

In addition to the pieces and tiles, if we put this out on open playa, we’ll also need to light it up at night and I’m happy to supply some basic spots but I don’t want to limit the lighting options.

Looking forward to working with some creative spirits and hearing your ideas.

Contact Michael Smith

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