As you know, one of my passions is board games, and I intend to use Glowforge to make various bits and parts, as well as making prototypes and such. I wanted an multi-material project and I wanted it to be board game related.
My favorite game is Tikal (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/54/tikal). Tikal is known as an action point game (that is you get an allotted number of points to use on your turn and various actions cost various numbers of points) in which you are exploring the rain forest looking for temples and treasure. You place workers, move them around the board which is unknown at the beginning of the game, explore temples and dig up treasures. After several scoring rounds, the one with the most points is the winner.
I wanted my project to have to do with Tikal. I looked around on Boardgame Geek (linked above) and found the rules to a two player variant! I had my project, instead of using the full game, I would make a smaller, easily transportable version, and I called it Tiny Tikal!
The board is leather. The board tiles are padauk. The treasure tokens are walnut. The temple pieces are clear acrylic. The player pieces are either blue or red acrylic.