I know I've gone mental, while I await the work of art I ordered from Muzzies, I began to imagine sharing the game with others. Bring the board to the office to show to friends and colleagues, bring the board to VT to play with friends and family, having multiple games going simultaneously.
Clearly, my mind tells me, I'm going to "need" a second board. Mind you, I've never played this game (not really). I've now ordered 2 boards, built a website, and started blogging about the game.
I chose to order my second board from Joel Harpert who sells hand-made boards on ebay. I selected the Puzzler for a pre-made board (although Joel has several options available) to get my hands on a board faster, and I'm very interested to see Joel's unique rail construction. He uses solid wood with gentle curves that fit together with "puzzle joints".
On the ebay page, I merely selected the standard/natural finishes for surface, ditch and rails as well as brass/amber posts and "bought it now." Joel followed up with me via email, and generously upgraded me to stained rails (my choice of Walnut or Jacobian). Joel shipped my board (natural with walnut stained rails) on today.