Pai Sho is a formerly-fictional board game seen in Avatar: The Last Airbender - all that’s shown in the series is the board and a few of the game pieces - no rules are given. Over the years, fans of the show have worked to build real rules to make a real game that felt true to the show. The most popular versions of those fan-made rules needed a lot of work, so I rebuilt it into a game that’s fun, strategic, and playable (and I called this ruleset Skud Pai Sho).
Then I made The Garden Gate - a place to play Skud Pai Sho (and a couple other completely different fan-made takes on the game) online with others. If you click that link, you’ll see what the board and tiles look like there.
Well, here’s what they look like now that I have some cherry, walnut, and maple plywood at my laser’s command
The board is 18 inches across, so the tiles are just shy of an inch. And here it is with some example tiles:
The tiles pictured there are maple plywood. Printing a full set of hardwood tiles is coming up soon. I’ve been giddy lately because of the beautiful engraves I’ve been getting. Here’s an example in maple hardwood: