Originally designed as a game board for Tablero da Gucci. Owing to a lack of tiled game boards that weren't lasercut, I started upon this. To date, the only other printable design I've found is a jig-saw style set by http://www.thingiverse.com/wulfdesign
The design purpose was to have a board that allowed flexibility in the colours of the individual squares of the board as well as the pieces that make the gaps separating the squares. By inserting a beam between each adjoining piece this allows control of the spacing between the squares by simply printing a different beam design.
Also, this board is rather large compared to an average chess board. The squares are sized to allow space for shot glasses instead of the smaller game pieces that are commonly seen with most tile board based games. For example, my printed twisted shot glass http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:7214.
For those interested in the brief version of the details of Tablero da Gucci see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tablero_da_Gucci
Only built as far as a 5 x 5 board so far due to a plastruder motor failure. Will add some pictures of a board in use once the situation is fixed.
Even if you don't specifically need a game board, just flip it over and hang it on the wall. The back side can almost be a piece of art in itself.
The number of parts required will depend upon the number of squares that make up the dimensions of the board.
So, for some basic math, using a square or rectangular board that's x by y squares plus a border around the outer edge.
corner = 4 (regardless of size)
edge = 2 x + 2 y
edgebeam = 2 ( x + 1 ) + 2 ( y + 1 )
centre = x y
beam = ( x + 1 ) y + ( y + 1 ) * x
For example a standard 7x7 Tablero board would be
A Tic-Tac-Toe board would be
A standard 8x8 Chess board would be
And if for some reason you wished for a 3x9 board
Feel free to assemble with a hollow centre or even an L or C shaped board from these pieces. As long as you can figure a way to make use of such a shape.
Added some photos of the completed board from almost a year ago.
Uploaded the original VariCAD .dwb file as well as the STEP format as that's the only non native format my CAD program will export and load back in as 3d objects.