A chess computer is a traditional board game with real chess pieces and electronic circuits which respond to the position of the pieces on the board.
An important benefit is that you can play a game against the computer when a human opponent is not available. You can do this at any time, and even switch off and start again later, because the computer will remember exactly the position in the game even when switched off.
If you are a beginner, Excalibur’s advanced Teach Mode will help you learn about the game, it’s pieces and how they move.
Finally, don’t think that you have no chance against the computer. All Excalibur computerized chess sets have many levels of difficulty. Even our most advanced model will give the absolute beginner a good chance of a win on the lower levels. As you improve and want a more challenging game, you simply increase the level of difficulty.
EXCALIBUR STILETTO II MAIN GAME CHARACTERISTICS
- 72 levels of play.
- Sensory chess board.
- LED lamps indicate moves and other information.
- Position verify.
- Position set-up.
- Take back moves.
- Thinks on opponents time.
- Long term memory.
- Detects draws by 50 move rule, 3-fold repetition, stalemate.
- Openings book.
- Pawn promotion, castling & en passant captures.
- Battery operated using 4 AA cells (not included).
- Audible tone to indicated moves.
- Solves mate-in-2 problems.
- Long battery life.
- ELO rating 1,400 (USA 1,500) (estimated).
- Has teaching feature programmed into computer.
Some Excerpts taken out of the EXCALIBUR STILETTO II Deluxe box and User Manual.