Dave Matthews is sitting in his tour bus, at a table inlaid with a custom board game.
"If you roll '1,' you just want to move the cow one [space] and not poo, that's your decision," he says. "Although I would always poo."
Poo is just one of the obstacles as you make your way across the board. The goal is to get your flock of fantastical creatures safely to their destination (and poo-free). And Matthews wants to make it hard for his playing partner Brian Calhoun.
The board game is called Chickapig, and has been dubbed "farmer's chess." It was created by Calhoun, a Virginia-based luthier who's made acoustic guitars for some of the biggest names in country and roots music — Matthews, Keith Urban and Mary Chapin Carpenter among them. READ MORE.
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. READ MORE
C-ville Magazine Article | Chickapig magnate: People of all ages are flocking to the newest game in townOne 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 ever since. READ MORE