For over 1500 years, chess has been the ultimate test of logic, strategy, and adaptability, and played regularly by more than 600 million people worldwide. Bringing this ultimate test of skill into the 21st century, the Square Off Set fuses traditional craftsmanship with telerobotics to create a unique, so-smart-it's-magical chess board that moves on its own.
This handsome, handcrafted set hides within it a powerful robotic arm that smoothly moves the pieces across the board completely hands free. The built-in, rechargeable battery lasts over a dozen games on a single charge so you can play again and again, while the integrated BLE 4.1 technology allows it to connect directly to the Square Off app so you can control everything right from your smart device.
Challenge friends and family remotely, or compete against the 21 million players in Square Off's global online community. You can even compete against the board itself! Powered by Stockfish 8, Square Off lets you challenge the board's AI— programed with 20 difficulty settings from beginner and grandmaster. Square Off's handy app also enables you to save your game so you can analyze and improve your strategy long after the victor has been crowned.
21.77"L x 23.71"W x 3.7"H
— Magnets + Telerobotic Arm Moves Pieces Independently
— App Connected: Play With Anyone, Anywhere, Right On Your Board
— Challenge Friends + Family Remotely On The Board Or On The App
— Play Online With Nearly 21 Million Players Worldwide
— Compete Against AI With 20 Difficulty Levels
— ELO Rating: 800-3000 Depending On Difficulty Level
— AI Powered By StockFish 8
— Handcrafted Wood Chess Pieces + Board
— Rich Rosewood Finish
— Long Lasting Built-In Rechargeable Battery (Up To 15 Games Per Charge For The Kingdom Set; Up To 30 Games Per Charge For The Grand Kingdom Set)
— BLE 4.1 Connected
— Free, Dedicated iOS + Android App
Grand Kingdom Set Also Features:
— Auto Reset Places Pieces Back In Their Starting Position After The Game
— Designated Parking Spot For Captured Pieces
— Ability To Live Stream Chess Matches Right On Your Board
— Chess Board
— Chess Pieces
— DC Power Adapter
— Instruction Manual
— Grand Kingdom Set: 23"L x 19.3"W x 1.9"H; 12lbs
— Kingdom Set: 18.9"L x 18.9"W x 1.9"H; 10.3lbs
There are no time constraints if you are playing a timeless game, as long as your smartphone remains connected via Bluetooth.How does it support timed games or speed chess?
There is a timer built into the system. You can control it via the App allowing you to play timed games. Currently, Square Off boards do not support speed chess.How are the the knight's moves or Castling accomplished if the Robotic arm can only slide pieces?
For the Knight move, the chessboard and chess pieces are uniquely designed so the Knight can move between the pieces with precision, and without colliding with any other piece.
To castle, you tap the King and then move it two squares to the left/right and press again. Then just lift and silently move the Rook. For the opponent, the AI will automatically slide the pieces in a unique manner to complete the process.What is the difference between the Kingdom and Grand Kingdom sets?
All Square Off chessboards have the following key features:
1. 20 difficulty levels with built-in AI
2. Analyze your games
3. Global Connected Play which allows you to play chess with any player across the globe
4. Handcrafted with rosewood finish
5. App Connected
6. Automated Movement of the opponent's chess pieces
Grand Kingdom Set comes with additional features:
1. Auto Reset
2. Stream Live Games
This board does not teach you to play basic chess. However, is has 20 difficulty levels which help you improve your game from a child's level to a master's level. We also have "Analyze" feature which will spot your mistakes and teach you how to improve your game.Do you need the internet to play?
You can play with the board's AI by connecting your board to your smart phone using bluetooth. However, if you want to play with any other user across the globe, then you will need internet connection.Can two sets be like linked to play together?
Yes, both sets can be linked to play together.How much does it weigh?
The weight of the product is 10.36 lbs. The shipping weight along with the packaging is 16.53 lbs.
Shipping Availability— Canada, USA
Shipping PolicyStandard Ground Shipping
Ships In2-3 weeks
Return PolicyFinal sale, not eligible for return