My dad and I used to play cards every day. With a cup of coffee, we used to sit for 3 to 4 hours each day. Playing cards was our special time and escape from all of the daily tasks.
I happen to be carrying my chessboard today. Mostly to troll a friend but it carries more of a story. I am methodical and protective, just like my strategy. I carried the board while traveling a few years back & developed my strategy at that time.