And you can see it here!
And the swf comes in under 10k.
The ASCII characters exist in a single MovieClip, each character in its own frame(it took the most time to trace them all from the original bitmap.). A Color object is used to tint it. A white square, similarly tinted, is used for each cell background. Cell objects are consolidated into Column objects, which are consolidated into a Board object.
So, you might ask the question: "Why Bother?"
If you are asking this question, then you just don't know me very well.