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About Excalibur Model 323E Merlin (1995) Electronic Chess Computer

EXCALIBUR MERLIN Electronic Chess Computer -  picture taken from box.

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

        • Easy to Learn.
        • One or Two Players.
        • Special Rating Feature that monitors your Level of Play & Improvement.
        • Fun to Play.
        • Special HINT Feature.
        • Saves Game in Memory.
        • Takes Back Moves.
        • Requires 4 AAA Batteries.
        • Advanced Teach Mode.
        • 2 Electronic Games in One!
        • Play Chess or Checkers!
        • 88 Challenging Levels!
        • 72 Levels of Chess.
        • 16 Levels of Checkers.
        • Perfect for All Levels of Players.
        • Teaches Beginners at any Age. Yet Challenges Advanced Players

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:

            • MODE 1: Uses kings and pawns.
            • MODE 2: Uses kings, queens and pawns.
            • MODE 3: Uses kings, rooks and pawns.
            • MODE 4: Uses kings, bishops and pawns.
            • MODE 5: Uses kings, knights and pawns.

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 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.

 

Information on Excalibur Model 323E Merlin (1995) Electronic Chess Computer
Excalibur Model 323E Merlin (1995) Electronic Chess Computer

Technical Specification

Excalibur Merlin (1995)

Excalibur Model 323E Merlin (1995) Box
Excalibur Model 323E Merlin (1995) LCD Display and Game Control Buttons
Excalibur Model 323E Merlin (1995) User Manual

Box

Display & Controls

User Manual

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MANUFACTURER

PROGRAMMER

Excalibur Electronics, Inc

David Levy & Mark Taylor

1600 USCF

8/1/1995

$99,00

Not Available

Year:

MFR ELO:

Original Price:

Wiki ELO:

Model #:

323E

My Serial #:

Not Available

Processor OEM

Motorola

Processor:

MC68HC05

Speed:

Type:

8 Bit

2 MHz

ROM:

7744 Byte

RAM:

176 Byte

Battery Type:

4 x AAA

Power Adapter:

Not Available

Display:

LCD 4 Pos 7 Seg

Board Type:

Press Sensory

Overall Size:

Board Size:

6.5/8x6.5/8 in

9.3/8x8x3/4 in

Options Select:

Button Select

Play Levels:

72

Opening Book:

250 Half Moves

Take Back:

2 Half Moves

Position Setup:

Available

Position Verify:

Available

Move Analysis:

Display Info:

Available

Not Available

Solve Mate:

Mate in 2

Save Game:

Available

Ponder:

Not Available

Search Depth:

Not Known

Provide Hint:

Available

Teach Mode:

Available

Change Sides:

Available

Active Level:

TM Level:

71

Infinite Level:

72 (5 minutes)

48

Hardware Specification

Game Features

Matchplay & Test ELO Ratings

Computer Game Rating

Rating Test

Other  Computer Chess Ratings

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CCNS

Ply

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