You do not need a special board. Any tray, large platter or bread board will do. People even put down butcher paper on their center of their counter or table Instead of a board. Cover a large cookie sheet with paper or foil and line with paper doilies. Go for it.Wanted to do a Characutie (I know totally wrong) Board but Amazon wouldn't come till Monday. Not sure I want to go shopping looking for one. Will order it and have for Christmas or whenever.