My handy husband and I played Rummoli a few times at our friends’ house and decided we needed a board of our own. Our friend built his own board so we knew we could, too.
It started out looking like a regular Rummoli board. I squared off a piece of plywood and drew an octagon. Not all of the wedges were exactly the same size (I’m still not sure what I did wrong), but they were close enough.
While I was doing that, my handy husband was out buying cups to set into the board. I couldn’t believe it when he came back — not with plastic dishes, but with … nine terracotta pots?!
“Why did you get those?” I yelped. “The nickels are going to be so loud every time they’re tossed into those things!”
He insisted the Dollar Store hadn’t had any small plastic containers — uh-huh, a likely story — so he’d picked up the pots instead. He’d already bought the circular drill bit to match their diameter, so we were stuck with them. I sighed and made a mental note to wear earplugs while playing Rummoli …