domingo, 25 de enero de 2009

Tablero ecológico

MegaHouse, compañía otelera, tiene un tablero "ecológico":
http://www.megahouse.co.jp/products/game/63/index.html


La historia la encontré en:
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/07/eco_-othello-game.php

Pego de allí:
[...] play pieces and boards out of the epidermis, or silver skin, of coffee beans, with some polypropylene mixed in to keep players from going for that caffeine fix mid-game. The retail price is 3,675 yen, local tax included.

Megahouse also provides a few other coffee bean eco toys including a version of Jenga called “Eco Balance” and a wooden puzzle called “Eco ABC Puzzle” as part of their “Simple Eco Project” lineup.

The beans, by the way, are provided by the venerable Key Coffee company [...]

Es decir, que las fichas y tablero están fabricados de una parte de los granos de café (concretamente de la "piel plateada" o "tegumento") y de polipropileno.

Una foto con más detalle:
http://planetark.org/enviro-news/display.cfm?newsid=48497&db=old

Y aquí, todo enlaces a tableros de MegaHouse:
http://www.megahouse.co.jp/products/game/73/index.html
http://www.megahouse.co.jp/othello_ds/
http://www.megahouse.co.jp/products/game/63/index.html
http://www.megahouse.co.jp/products/game/14/index.html
http://www.megahouse.co.jp/products/game/13/index.html
http://www.megahouse.co.jp/products/game/11/index.html
http://www.megahouse.co.jp/products/game/10/index.html
http://www.megahouse.co.jp/products/game/09/index.html
http://www.megahouse.co.jp/products/game/08/index.html
http://www.megahouse.co.jp/products/game/07/index.html
http://www.megahouse.co.jp/products/game/06/index.html
http://www.megahouse.co.jp/products/game/05/index.html
http://www.megahouse.co.jp/products/game/04/index.html
http://www.megahouse.co.jp/products/game/03/index.html
http://www.megahouse.co.jp/products/game/02/index.html