My brother and his wife love games, so as one of their Christmas presents, I made them their own checkers board - and with an IOU for future personalized checkers pieces for their children when they have kids.
I didn't have a checker's board, so I found one at a thrift store that was in "like new" condition. The brown pieces have an "N" for Nathan - but it's upside down in the picture so it looks like a "U". And then I used Stacey's link for the crown on the back of each piece. I cut out the k's and n's with my cricut in brown/ivory vinyl and then the crown is printed on paper and mod podged to the back.