My fiancee and I are getting married and we, being big board game geeks, are getting married in a store that specializes in board games. We are also making as much of our wedding board game themed as we can while not spending a huge amount of money.
I was able to make some custom boards for the first board game my fiancee and I ever played together (Super Motherload) and one we truly love. The idea is that guests will sign these boards and we will get to use them to play.
As such I designed these custom boards!
Depth 2 - After All This Time?
Depth 4 - Always
These two boards are named after a quote from Harry Potter. The metal on the boards draws a heart. See below for the other secrets these boards contain.
Depth 2 - Sometimes You Fall
Depth 4 - Sometimes You Fly
These two boards are a quote from Neil Gaiman's Sandman about how sometimes bad things are actually good. While this is weird in relation to a relationship I actually met my fiancee the same day my beloved cat passed away. The heart on these two boards is once again drawn in metal but this time stretches across both boards.
You may notice I did not include a Depth 3, this is because Depth 3 is not played in a 2-Player game and I wanted the boards to only come together in a 2-Player game (meaning it is just my fiancee and I playing).
You might also notice that while the items themselves change the same squares contain items on each of the Depth 2 and Depth 4 boards. This is because the boards contain a hidden message.
If you assign a value of 1 to any space that drops an item upon drilling/bombing and a value of 0 to all spaces that don't you end up with:
If we translate the first 15 lines into their ASCII equivalent we end up with "Austin&HeatherM", if we convert the last 3 lines into their decimal value we get "4222017". Together, and with some liberties on spaces and dashes, they say "Austin & Heather M 04-22-2017", Our names and the date of our wedding.
The boards also play surprisingly well which is nice.