Saturday, July 23, 2011

We play for Glory ...and a cool trophy!

The ZoxSo trophy is completed...

Here are several photos of the 2011 ZoxSo Open World Championship Trophy, taken outdoors by my friend Maury Longmire.

This trophy will be awarded to the ultimate winner of the 2011 ZoxSo Open World Championship Tournament on Saturday August 13th at the Dragonflight Game Convention in Bellevue Washington.

Thanks to Joe Ulman for the beautiful wood design and workmanship necessary to complete this trophy!

Check out this event on Facebook! We hope to see you all at the Championship!

And now I'll let the images speak for themselves.

-- deMarcus

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

2011 ZoxSo Open World Championship Update

ZoxSo® The New Ancient Game  &  Mindspan Labs  announce:
Saturday August 13th in Bellevue, Washington at the Dragonflight Game Convention, at the Bellevue Hilton.

See:  for the complete ZoxSo schedule.
  • FIRST PLACE PRIZES INCLUDE:  The fabulous ZoxSo World Championship trophy; the title of 2011 ZoxSo World Champion; gift cards from stores, The Game Matrix & Uncle’s Games; and a signed Deluxe ZoxSo set.
  • Gift card prizes will be awarded to the top-quarter of the field as well.
  • Entry into this premier event is free with your paid convention registration.
  • Spectators are welcome by registering for a free “Visitor” badge.
  • Raven Mimura -- -- our amazing ZoxSo artist, will make a special appearance for “signing and schmoozing” on the day of the big event.
  • ZoxSo rules are easy to learn, and there will be demos and Novice tournaments throughout Dragonflight to help you get better and to prepare for the main event.
  • Come enjoy playing against others to hone your skills!
  • It’s time to get ready!
  • More info at:
Check out ZoxSo, The New Ancient Game on FACEBOOK

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Sunday, July 3, 2011

The ZoxSo World Championship Trophy

The trophy base is completed! 

Well, the 2011 ZoxSo Open World Championship trophy is very near to completion...

... I picked up the completed wood base assembly from my friend Joe Ulman today, and I must say that he has completely outdone himself.  What an incredibly talented craftsman Joe is!

Check out the following pictures while I summarize them:

The ZoxSo World Championship Trophy nearing completion.

Shown in the above image is the entire wood structure of the trophy, sans ornamentation. The lower base, center plaque platform, and upper platform level are all made of Santos Mahogany. 

The octagonal shaped columns are all made of Cherry, all of the dark base pedestals as well as the top tier octagon-shaped cap are made of Dark Indian Rosewood, and the railing and posts on the upper platform level are made of solid brass.

The finishing details that remain to be added, once I complete them, are: 

1) An engraved brass championship title plaque on the lower level, to be mounted in the center;
2) The hand-painted, metal-leafed, foiled, and resin coated ZoxSo orb ornament shown in my previous post, that will go atop the center column and octagonal Dark Rosewood cap;
3) Two handmade ornaments that will be mounted on small columns on the Rosewood pedestals that are on either side of the top tier column and ornament (not shown).

When finished, this very special trophy will stand approximately 28 inches tall, and will most likely weigh over twenty pounds.

I can barely contain my excitement to put the final touches on this trophy gem, and to share the final images with all of you!

I will be even more excited to award this handmade creation to the First Place Winner of the 2011 ZoxSo Open World Championship Tournament on Saturday, August 13th!

As a reminder, please remember to visit  for the dates and times of all ZoxSo demos, beginner's tournaments, and the 2011 Open World Championship taking place at the Dragonflight Game Convention from the 12th through the 14th of August, 2011.

Until later... Ciao.

-- deMarcus