Total working time, probably 2 weeks full time days. I picked this because I wanted to make something that was old from a historical standpoint and tied to my Celtic roots. The Board is canvas, that was hand embroidered for the layout and the goal areas on the board are painted. All done with size 20 crochet thread and a 0.9mm crochet hook. The knights bodies are just under 1.5″ tall with the base, the king is 2.5″ tall with the crown. Buttons from 1″ down to 1/4″ were also used. Bamboo Skewers for swords.
Fidchell was played by two players moving ‘men’ across a board.  The playing board is a 7 x 7 square grid and the four corners of the board represent the four provinces of Ireland – Leinster, Munster, Ulster and Connaught. 
The center square represents the fifth province, as there was in Ireland in ancient times – Meath, the ruling home of the High King at the Hill of Tara.
Defenders: The High King must reach one of the four provinces, i.e. one of the corners, without being captured. Attackers: To capture the High King before he reaches one of the four provinces. I have the rules on a chart if anyone is interested.