Every year I plan one big adventure. This year was the famous Bowron lake circuit with my dad and two sons. We paddled 112km, 12 lakes, 10 portages and 5 rivers. No internet, just my notebook and pen. Lots of time to consider new games and rework old game mechanics.
Above was one of the most amazing board games that I have discovered. Someone hand carved an entire checkers game from wood. The board was a log with the two sides split off. The surface was burned and the white tiles were carved away with an axe. The pieces were sticks chopped into little discs. Black had bark, and white had the bark removed. Amazing.