Chickapig In The News
Though Grammy winner Dave Matthews draws most of his headlines for his work as a musician, his partnership on a new board game is putting a spotlight on his entrepreneurial work. Chickapig, coming from the mind of Rockbridge Guitars co-founder Brian Calhoun, is a chess-like strategy board game, except it features chicken-pig...
C-ville Magazine Article | Chickapig magnate: People of all ages are flocking to the newest game in town
One night last February, Charlottesville luthier Brian Calhoun and his good friend, musician Dave Matthews, walked into Kardinal Hall with a massive handmade Chickapig board. Calhoun had measured the back of his car and made the board as big as he could while still fitting it into his trunk. They played a few games over beers, and decided to go back the following week, which started a tradition: Chickapig Tuesdays at Kardinal Hall have been a thing since.
Mooooove over Monopoly. There's a new board game in town. It's called Chickapig, and, as the name suggests, it has a farm theme. But it also has plenty of strategy.
"I wanted a game that the better player is going to win most of the time, but everybody is still going to have fun and feel like there's a chance they could have won, and maybe sometimes they will win," said the game's creator Brian Calhoun.