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Is there a market for custom made backgammon boards?

Asked by gememers (439 points ) January 23rd, 2012

I want to take a woodworking class and make some backgammon boards. Is there anyone out there that would buy one?

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WestRiverrat's avatar

There are people out there that will buy anything that is custom made if it is quality work.

gorillapaws's avatar

I’m sure there is. You might have more luck if you create a personalized gimmick to your boards, like all boards incorporate recycled materials, or local geodes, or are varnished with a unique sap of the local xxx tree that adds a unique bronzing effect or something like that.

Or maybe you feature famous rivalries: e.g. Edison vs. Tesla, Coke vs. Pepsi (build the game pieces out of caps set in resin or something).

augustlan's avatar

I bet there is! You’d have to keep your prices reasonable.

zenvelo's avatar

I see them all the time at Art and Wine festivals, although people who sell them also make other inlaid wood objects like @augustlan showed in her link.

YARNLADY's avatar

Yes, but getting your product to the buyers is the hard part.

Paradox1's avatar

If it is something you would want to look for and buy yourself, you’re very likely not alone. How I got into my biz.

EverRose11's avatar

I would type that into Yahoo or Google and see what you find, I imagine something like that could very well be a ht commodity for some people.

zensky's avatar

I wood.

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