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Einstein LCD Chess Wizard

3.8 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

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  • Einstein LCD Chess Wizard
  • Chess on the go/more than 50 levels of play
  • Features a threat indicator/automatic scoring/game timer/undo key and more
  • Hint option gives players a virtual chess coach
  • Keeps any player of any skill level playing at their best
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Product Description

Product Description

For chess on the go, there is simply no other device that can provide the same level of incredible fun and excitement. More than 50 levels of play will keep any player of any skill level playing at their best. It features a threat indicator, automatic scoring, game timer, undo key and more. A hint option gives you a virtual chess coach to help you learn and master this game of strategy and logic.

Keeps any player of any skill level playing at their best

From the Manufacturer

For chess on the go, there is simply no other device that can provide the same level of incredible fun and excitement. More than 50 levels of play will keep any player of any skill level playing at their best. This features a threat indicator, automatic scoring, game timer, undo key and more. A hint option gives players a virtual chess coach to help them learn and master this game of strategy and logic.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 5.9 x 2.9 x 0.9 inches
Item Weight 4.8 ounces
Shipping Weight 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More
ASIN B001HN6DN2
Item model number E123-CS
Manufacturer recommended age 13 years and up
Best Sellers Rank #497,069 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
#12,066 in Toys & Games > Games > Board Games
Customer Reviews
3.8 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
Discontinued by manufacturer Yes

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By Elizabeth Mack VINE VOICE on January 20, 2010
I can't address Chess ratings or rankings or anything like that...I can just tell you that for a casual chess player, this is a convenient and fun way to get your chess fix. I am teaching my son to play, and it is a great way for us to pass the time on long car rides, or during other long waits like at doctors offices. Oh, and let's not forget to mention that the kids can play it while we are at a restaurant so Mom and Dad can enjoy the meal a little longer!

It's small and convenient, I can just throw it in my purse. We have found it to be really user-friendly, and we like it a lot. In fact, at a recent visit, my grandfather liked it so much that we are ordering one for him! So that covers age 5 to 88 quite well. How many toys can please that big of an age difference? We love ours and will get one for Grandpa soon. Hope this helps!
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This is a very disappointing chess set. The idea is good, the execution is poor.
Pros:
It was cheap (actually purchased at a dollar store)
It remembers the game while it's off
Cons:
I estimate its strategic play at around USCF 800
I estimate its tactical play at about USCF 1100
There are some chess rules it doesn't know related to draws
It suffers horribly from the horizon effect
The display can be very hard to see depending on light conditions
The pieces are hard to recognize. The knights take up half the square for example and look really squashed.
And the single worst problem, and it's unbelievably bad: Making your move is like pulling teeth. You make a move by pressing next/previous piece until it selects the piece you want to move, and then you press next/previous move and cycle through all the moves that piece can make. It takes a lot of pressing to enter a move. It's also random, too. So if a particular knight was the second piece hitting "move next piece" on one move, then next time you might think you can hit "move next piece" twice and get the knight. You'd be wrong. The order of the pieces and the order of the moves of each piece is random each time.

If you don't have a US Federation Chess rating and you don't mind the way one has to input moves, you might do okay with this. If you have a USCF rating, you will find its chess playing ability to be a joke.

And to answer the other reviewer regarding the instructions: they were placed inside the clam-shell cardboard insert. Very easy to accidentally miss and throw away/recycle.
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I've used plenty of chess games in the past, even some older Excalibur Chess Games. Out of the box, this chess game is a head-scratcher. Don't you think Excalibur would take the time to include an instruction sheet, as they've always done? Nope, that would be to easy. I can't even find an 800 number, to talk to someone at there company. All of my other 'Ex' games had a faq sheet. I'm debating as to whether or not I should return this game.
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In order to move piece, you have to push the same button repeatedly which will show EVERY SQUARE to which that piece can move. Moreover, you have to go back and forth to find the diagonal, file, or rank which might be your choice. This is no way to play chess.
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By thdoc on March 26, 2010
Not a bad game. The only drawback is you have to look at LCD at an angle to see figures clearly. Otherwise works as expected. Menus & navigation between moves etc is intuitive.
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