NPR: A FARM-TO-TABLE BOARD GAME, FOR MANURE AUDIENCES ONLY

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.

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Entertainment Weekly: Introducing a lighthearted, poop-heavy board game backed by Dave Matthews

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 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 ever since. READ MORE



NBC 29 Video: Popular Game Chickapig Being Used in Schools

Published on Apr 2, 2017
Chickapig board game having a positive influence on students at the Virginia Institute of Autism and other area schools.



CBS 19: Locally-made board game Chickapig takes off

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. READ MORE



NBC 29 Video: Dave Matthews Backs Chickapig Board Game

Published on Aug 30, 2016
The founder of Rockbridge Guitars, Brian Calhoun, created a board game called "Chickapig". It's gaining popularity at a Charlottesville bar and getting support from Calhoun's friend and client, Dave Matthews.



The Daily Progress: Pooping cows and 'Chickapigs': Guitar builder raising money to expand his board game's reach

For nearly 15 years, Brian Calhoun has been known as a founder and principal craftsman of custom-made Rockbridge guitars. More recently, the Charlottesville luthier has been linked to a board game that features a pooping cow and a few dozen critters that are a cross between pigs and chickens. The unusual hybrids give the game its name: Chickapig. READ MORE