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“Excalibur Knight” picture taken from a box

“Excalibur Knight” picture taken from a box

Shane Samole founded Excalibur Electronics in 1992, after having borrowed $25.000 from his late father Sidney Samole. Previously Shane had worked in his fathers business Fidelity Electronics Inc. until the company was sold in the late 1980’s. Shane continued working for Fidelity as a Sales Manager until the new owners finally dropped electronic games from their portfolio.

Sidney Samole the founder of Fidelity Electronics, Inc., was credited for inventing the first commercial electronic chess computer, the Fidelity Chess Challenger 1 in 1977 together with engineer and programmer Ron Nelson.

Ron Nelson joined Shane Samole at Excalibur Electronics and today still holds the office of Vice President of Engineering.

Over the years Excalibur Electronics have steadily grown their business. Today they are the world’s largest manufacturer of Electronic Chess Computers.

Excalibur Electronics have business locations in Hong Kong and in Miami, USA. Factories in China produce their electronic products.

Excalibur Electronics started in 1992 selling electronic chess computers manufactured by CXG and Novag under the Excalibur Electronics brand name. By 2000 this had changed to the point where other manufacturers became less identifiable in the Excalibur electronic chess computer product range.

The establishment of a world headquarters in Hong Kong in 1996 coincides with the demise of CXG who were also based in Hong Kong and manufacturing in China. It is possible that Excalibur still continues to use CXG’s old Hong Kong manufacturing know-how and software inside today’s range of Excalibur electronic chess computers.

Excalibur Corporate Headquarters Address in Miami, Florida, U.S.A.

Excalibur Corporate Headquarters Address in Miami, Florida, U.S.A.

Picture taken from an Excalibur Electronics Product Catalog.

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New in 2008 Einstein Brain Games Logo used for the new range of chess computers used under license. Represented exclusively by Corbis.

908 - 2003

902E - 1997

119-E - 1995

975 - 2002

807e - 1993

Alexandra the Great

Alpha 2-in-1

Chess Express

Chess Station

Chess Wizard

Ecalibur Alexandra the Great (2003)

Excalibur Alpha 2 in 1 (1997) Electronic Chess Computer

Ecalibur Chess Express (1995)

Excalibur Chess Station (2002)

Excalibur Chess Wizard (1993)

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903 - 1997

118E - 1994

901E-4 - 2005

404D - 2005

410 - 2001

Crusader

Cutlass

Deluxe Electronic Chess

Deluxe Talking Touch Chess

e-Chess

Ecalibur Crusader (1997)

Excalibur Cutlass (1994) Electronic Chess Computer

Excalibur Deluxe Electronic Chess (2005)

Excalibur Deluxe Talking Touch Chess  (2005)

Excalibur E-Chess (2001) Electronic Chess Computer

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EXCALIBUR ELECTRONICS -- PIONEERS AND ON-GOING LEADERS IN COMPUTERIZED CHESS!

Chess is fun -- why else would so many people down through the centuries have played it? And Chess gives you that rare combination of something that’s truly fun and truly beneficial. Chess keeps your mind sharp. Numerous studies from around the world have shown that students improve their grades by playing chess. Adults can improve their problem-solving skills by playing.

Excalibur’s computer chess partners stand reliably ready for a game whenever you are -- any time day or night!

You can count on Excalibur to expand the abilities, user-friendly features, and even the “personalities” of these computer trainers and partners. Excalibur has sustained spectacular growth over the last few years because it’s given more and more people around the world the high-quality, thought-provoking fun that’s become our trademark.

EXCALIBUR ELECTRONICS... WE MAKE YOU THINK!

The above is an introduction that Excalibur used in some of their early User Manuals.

“Another Excalibur Logo” picture taken from a box

“Another Excalibur Logo” picture taken from a box

410-3-CS - 2003

410X-CS-RS - 2006

E714 - 2008

E951 - 2008

E123 - 2008

e-Chess & Checkers

e-Chess Express

Einstein Chess Wizard

Einstein E=MC2 Master

Einstein LCD Chess Wizard

Excalibur e-Chess & Checkers (2003)

Excalibur e-Chess Express (2006)

Excalibur Einstein Chess Wizard (2008)

Einstein E=MC2 Master Chess & Checkers (2008)

Excalibur Einstein LCD Chess Wizard (2008)

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ET404 - 2008

775 - 1997

127E - 1995

COMING SOON

COMING SOON

Einstein Touch Chess

Electronic Glass

Escort

Grandmaster

Grandmaster Platinum Ed.

Einstein Touch Chess (2008)

Excalibur Electronic Glass Chess Computer (1997)

Excalibur Escort (1995)

Coming Soon

Coming Soon

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EXCALIBUR BRAIN GAMES

EXCALIBUR BRAIN GAMES

This is the lastest theme that Excalbur is using for their branding of intelligent games. Picture taken from a box.

711E - 1997

701E - 1996

712 - 2004

310E - 1997

915-3 - 2002

Igor

Ivan the Terrible

Ivan II The Conqueror

Karpov 2294

King Arthur

Ecalibur Igor (2003)

Ecalibur Ivan the Terrible (1996)

Ecalibur Ivan II The Conqueror (2004)

Excalibur Karpov 2294 (1997)

Excalibur King Arthur (2002) Electronic Chess Computer

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915-W - 2005

911E - 1996

911E-2 - 1997

911E-3 - 2005

170SI-C - 1996

King Arthur Deluxe

Kingmaster

Kingmaster II

Kingmaster III

Lancer Express 2-in-1

Excalibur King Arthur Deluxe (2005) Electronic Chess Computer

Excalibur Kingmaster (1996) Electronic Chess & Checkers Computer

Excalibur Kingmaster II (1997) Electronic Chess & Checkers Computer

Excalibur Kingmaster III (2005) Electronic Chess & Checkers Computer

Ecalibur Lancer Express (1996)

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Gentleman playing chess wearing a Excalibur Nicole Miller  designer tie.

Gentleman playing chess wearing a Excalibur Nicole Miller designer tie.

375 - 2000

375-1 - 2001

375-2 - 2003

375X-JC - 2006

EI5316RE - 2010

LCD Chess Model 375

LCD Chess Model 375-1

LCD Chess & Checkers

LCD Chess Express

LCD Chess Wizard Keychain

Excalibur LCD Chess Model 375 (2000) Electronic Chess Computer

Excalibur LCD Chess Model 375-1 (2001) Electronic Chess Computer

Excalbur LCD Chess & Checkers Model 375-2 (2003) Electronic Chess Computer

Excalibur LCD Chess Express (2006) Electronic Chess Computer

Excalibur Einstein LCD Chess Wizard Keychain (2010) Electronic Chess Computer

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410K - 2007

375V - 2005

301E-2 - 1993

2000

323E - 1995

LCD Keychain Chess

LCD Kingmaster 375V

Legend II

Mentor

Merlin

Excalibur LCD Keychain Chess Computer (2007)

Excalibur LCD Kingmaster (2005) Electronic Chess Computer

Ecalibur Legend II (1993)

Excalibur Mentor (2000) Electronic Chess Computer

Excalibur Merlin Electronic Chess Computer

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This TEACH MODE Logo can be seen on the boxes of many Excalibur Chess Computers. Picture taken from a box

This TEACH MODE Logo can be seen on the boxes of many Excalibur Chess Computers. Picture taken from a box

I TALK Excalbur has produced more Talking Chess Computers than any other manufacturer of chess computers. Picture taken from a product brochure.

“I TALK” Excalbur has produced more Talking Chess Computers than any other manufacturer of chess computers. Picture taken from a product brochure.

COMING SOON

974 - 2003

QU159 - 2007

923ENM - 1995

COMING SOON

Mirage

New York Times

New York Times Deluxe

Nicole Miller

Phantom Force

Coming Soon

Excalibur The New York Times (2003) Electronic Chess Computer (2006)

Ecalibur New York Times Deluxe (2007)

Excalibur Nicole Miller (1995) Electronic Chess

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901E-3 - 1996

901E-4 - 2006

901E-2 - 1995

117 - 1997

328E - 1993

Saber III

Saber IV

Sabre II

Squire

Stiletto

Ecalibur Saber III (1996)

Ecalibur Saber IV (2006)

Ecalibur Sabre II (1995)

Excalibur Squire (1997) Electronic Chess Computer

Excalibur Stiletto Electronic Chess Computer

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Excalibur produces chess computers and games for the enjoyment of kids and adults. Picture taken from a box

Excalibur produces chess computers and games for the enjoyment of kids and adults. Picture taken from a box

638E - 1993

5T-932E - 1994

5T-932WE - 1994

932ED - 1996

410V - 2007

Stiletto Deluxe

Stiletto II

Stiletto II Deluxe

Stiletto III

Talking E-Chess

Excalibur Stiletto Deluxe

Excalibur Stiletto II (1994) Electronic Chess Computer

Excalibur Stiletto II Deluxe (1994) Electronic Chess Computer

Ecalibur Stiletto III (1996)

Excalibur Talking E-Chess (2007)

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375V - 2002

932ED-2 - 1997

922E - 1995

5T 969WE - 1995

404 - 2001

Talking LCD Chess

The Excalibur

The Explorer

The Explorer Deluxe

Touch Chess

Excalibur Talking LCD Chess (2002) Electronic Chess Computer

Excalibur "The Excalibur" (1997) Electronic Chess Computer

Ecalibur The Explorer (1995)

Excalibur The Explorer Deluxe (1995) Electronic Chess Game

Excalibur Touch Chess (2001) Electronic Chess Computer

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“EXCALIBUR INNOVATIONS” PRODUCT CATALOG.

EXCALIBUR INNOVATIONS” PRODUCT CATALOG.

404-2 - 2003

404ET-CS - 2007

169E-2 - 1997

120E - 1997

Touch Chess and Checkers

Touch Chess II

Travel King Master II

Viper

Excalibur Touch Chess & Checkers (2003) Electronic Chess Computer

Excalibur Touch Chess II (2007)

Excalibur Travel King Master II (1997) Electronic Chess Computer

Excalibur Viper (1997) Electronic Chess Computer

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The “World Chess Hall of Fame” and “Sidney Samole Chess Museum” is the last endowment of the great chess computer pioneer Sidney Samole. This picture is today used by Excalibur Electronics as an endorsement for their chess computers. Picture taken from an Excalibur Chess Computer Box

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