Khet - The Laser Game
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It's the game that combines lasers with classic strategy. Players alternate turns moving Egyptian-themed pieces having two, one or no mirrored surfaces. All four types of pieces (pharaoh, obelisk, pyramid and djed column) can either move one square forward, back, left, right, or diagonal, or can stay in the same square and rotate by a quarter twist. Each turn ends by firing one of the lasers built into the board. The laser beam bounces from mirror to mirror; if the beam strikes a non-mirrored surface on any piece, it is immediately removed from play. The ultimate goal is to illuminate your opponent's pharaoh, while shielding yours from harm!
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|Khet borrows a lot from classic board games like Chess or Xiangqi, with the obvious laser addition. Most pieces are mirrored on one more more sides, allowing each player's laser to rebound and continue its torturous path towards the opposing Pharaoh. Unmirrored pieces caught in the beam are destroyed as the game progresses, making the Pharaohs increasingly vulnerable to clever attacks. This is a challenging and deep abstract strategy game, yet more intuitive than any chess match.
|Very cool looking game that uses real lasers! It feels similar to chess, but has a big wow factor for people who see it in use.