Wizard’s Chess is a game that exists primarily in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter universe—until a company called Square Off figured out a way to make the pieces on the board move without requiring the player to touch them.
Powered by robotics and artificial intelligence instead of magic, Square Off is an electronic chessboard that delivers the most evolved and connected chess experience ever. And for a limited time, you can snag it on sale for only $399.99.
Successfully funded on Kickstarter and Indiegogo—raising a whopping $1 million to be exact—Square Off allows for automated movements by advanced robotics, so you can play against the board’s AI and have thrilling games every time — think Harry Potter meets Queen’s Gambit. Even when you’re playing alone, you can still enjoy a challenge with the board’s 20 difficulty levels, making it a worthy opponent.
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Should you wish to play with your friends or other chess fans across the globe, you can do so with the accompanying app. With the power of Bluetooth, the automated pieces will follow your opponent’s instructions and move on their own. This technology is what made Square Off the deserving winner of the CES Top Tech & Innovation Award.
With its intricately designed system, this discounted piece of technology is able to track the movement of each player and reflects the positioning of the pieces on both boards. Regardless of whether your opponent is in front of you, next door, or thousands of miles away, you’ll watch their moves in real-time as if they’re with you.
What’s more, the chessboard is portable, allowing you to bring it anywhere. The built-in battery life is pretty impressive, too — lasting up to 15 games on a single charge.
Make chess games a little less boring and more exciting with Square Off. It usually retails for $449, but for a limited time, it’s on sale for $399.99.
Prices subject to change.