If your family likes abstract strategy games and finds lasers intriguing, then they will have a blast with Laser Chess. “Chess-like” only in that it involves capturing a king, Laser Chess is mostly about thinking multiple steps ahead of your opponent. There are five starting setup options shown in the rulebook, but you can also come up with your own. Players take turns moving mirrored playing pieces around the board. Each turn ends with the firing of a laser beam. If the beam strikes a non-mirrored surface of any piece, you must remove that piece from play. Hit your opponent’s king, and you win! Be careful. It is all too possible to leave yourself open to attack or inadvertently bounce the laser onto your own king.
The lasers themselves are encased in two small orb-shaped tokens that fit onto the corners of the game grid. These can be rotated during gameplay to fire along either the long or short edge of the board. The actual laser beam isn’t visible during gameplay, just the spot where it hits.
Laser Chess has received the following accolades: 2018 Parent Tested Parent Approved Top Pick MENSA SELECT Winner 2018 National Parenting Product (NAPPA) Award Parents’ Choice Silver Honor Award The Dice Tower Seal of Approval
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Ages: 8 and up
Manufactured by: ThinkFun Games
Awards and Endorsements:
MENSA SELECT Winner!
2018 National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA) Winner!
Parents' Choice Silver Honor Award
The Dice Tower Seal of Approval
2018 Parent Tested Parent Approved Top Pick
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
CAUTION - Laser Radiation. Do not stare directly into beam. Class 1 Laser Product.