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Real-life Wizard's Chess has moving pieces

November 19, 2016 | Comment icon 0 comments

Now you don't have to be present to move the chess pieces. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Ricardo630
A remarkable new magnetic chess set enables the pieces to move around the board all by themselves.
Known as 'Square Off', the unique board game uses a combination of magnets and motors to move the pieces in a way not dissimilar to the game of Wizard's Chess in the Harry Potter franchise.

The board is being promoted as the perfect way to play chess against a remote opponent who can input their moves over the Internet and have their pieces move automatically - a spectacle that is almost like watching real-life stop motion animation happening right in front of you.

The company behind the board, InfiVention Technologies, has been seeking backers on Kickstarter and has already managed to secure more than three times its initial funding goal.

A look at the Square Off in action can be viewed below.

Source: The Verge | Comments (0)

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