welcome to my 100th posting since i began this blog. i just finished this game yesterday. it dates back to the time of the roman empire and is icelandic in origin. it is listed in books as a backgammon variant and though it uses a backgammon board and pieces its more of a race/capture game. the objects is to race around counterclockwise landing on your opponents pieces to capture them. its name is 'Chasing the Girls'.
I've been making some rather ornate/sculptural boards recently so i decided something very simple with clean lines was in order this time. and i very much like the raw knot of wood at one end.