A board, while your board may be made of anything,commonly they are made of wood, vinyl or plastic.
It may be necessary to make one from cloth, or draw one on the floor, The squares can be any size.
The board is a square chequered board and has 64 alternately colored squares, eight from top to bottom, and eight from side to side.
The best colors for chess boards are, brown, green or off white. Black and red boards are to glaring on the eyes and are never used in competitions.
Before setting up your pieces, make sure the square in the bottom right is light. Remember, light is right.