In Star Trek Voyager, the Vulcan game of Kal-toh appears in a great number of episodes. It is of course owned by Tuvok, and he takes great pleasure in 'torturing' ensign Kim with it
According to Tuvok, Kal-toh "Is not about striving for balance but about finding the seeds of order even in the midst of profound chaos."
The object of the game is for each player in turn to position the rods, one at a time, till they become a perfect sphere.
When Ensign Kim called the game "Vulcan chess", Tuvok said "Kal-toh is to chess as chess is to tic-tac-toe."
(That was for the non-Trekies BTW )
This is the game.
On with the build ....... with a few twists of my own as usual . So long as it screamed "Kal-toh !" when done, I'd be happy
Drew a hexagon on a board of wood.
Cut out the sides
Stuck the sides onto the base, and cut out another smaller hexagon for the top 'tray'
All stuck together.
A packet of air-drying clay, shaping tools, water, sponge and a rolling-pin.
Now the Mrs. is going to kill me if she sees this pic
Covered the top and sides with clay 'sheets'.
Added and blended in little pieces of clay for the uneven mounds look.
Made grooves for the 'tier' definition.
Grooves evened out and smooth. Shaped and stuck individual bits of clay to the sides.
And here it is ready and painted
That's it. Hope you enjoyed
What's a good game of Kal-toh without the playing rods ?
So enter lots of cut up pieces of wood.
Sanded, primed and painted.
Voila - an unfinished game of Kal-toh.