EXCALIBUR MERLIN Electronic Chess Computer - picture taken from box.
EXCALIBUR MERLIN ELECTRONIC CHESS & CHECKERS
EXCALIBUR MERLIN the magical game computer that will turn you into a wiz!
The research labs at EXCALIBUR ELECTRONICS have developed MERLIN exclusively for children. MERLIN comes complete with a TEACH MODE, easy to use controls, the Excalibur Player Rating System which monitors and rates a players progress and an advanced HINT button. A perfect gift for those just starting to play.
MAIN EXCALIBUR MERLIN GAME CHARACTERISTICS
WHAT IS ADVANCED TEACH MODE?
In a simple methodical way, the Advanced Teach Mode teaches beginners the fundamentals of chess, ranging from individual-piece moves to game strategies.
New players can choose from five easy-to-follow TEACH MODES. In the first mode, for example, the user competes against the computer where only pawns and kings are used. Once the player has understood that level, the player goes on to the next levels where more chess pieces are utilized. The five training modes are as follows:
This simple teaching method has proven to be the most effective way of teaching how to play chess, and is now available in EXCALIBUR chess sets.
Chess at EXCALIBUR ELECTRONICS is a family game - picture taken from box.
CHESS MAKES KIDS SMART!
Did you know.....
European studies show that school children that learn to play chess, demonstrate noticeable improvement in both their scholastic abilities and study skills.
Chess is a required course in Russian elementary schools--- and youngsters will not be past eighth grade unless they can checkmate with a king and two bishops against a king.
In the province of Quebec, 25,000 grade 2 mathematics students are required to learn chess each year to help them develop their analytical and logic skills.
All excerpts taken from the EXACLIBUR ELECTRONICS MERLIN user manual and box.