Here's another entry in the non-plastic checkers category (see nature-inspired checkers here). Blogger, I Heart Linen, appropriately used grey linen and bright yellow cotton fabrics to create this crafty interpretation of classic checkers.
She made a small quilt (10" x 10") and then covered buttons with fabric. Not only do we think this is much more attractive than a cardboard and plastic checkers set, the fabric board will roll up and travel easily and the buttons pieces can come along in a Ziploc.
Visit I Heart Linen at her blog (and congratulate her on her 100th post).