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Electronic Chess Computers

In 2014, the only commercially produced electronic chess products are made by DGT. This includes the DGT Electronic Chess Boards that interface with a PC as well as the DGT Revelation II, the most remarkable chess computer ever created that was released in December 2013.

The traditional chess computer with real pieces, at a price everyone can afford is not currently produced. However with market demand we believe that will change soon.
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Electronic Chess Computers to Play Against

Electronic chess sets very simply provide a chess opponent, and play chess with you.

It's a wonderful concept with no need for a tablet or computer screens. Most people spend so much time on screen already that playing chess with real pieces is appealing. And what better way if you are alone than to play against an electronic chess device.


What happened to traditional electronic chess sets

For over 30 years, Chess House sold chess computers that varied widely in their functionality and purpose. Everything from small handheld portable chess to full size table top chess computers. Some would teach with voice coaching, others would move their own pieces.

Sadly, in 2014, the last of the big three manufacturers of traditional electronic chess closed shop as they were acquired by larger companies that had no interest in producing chess any longer.

There is still significant demand for real chess computers to play against, and as of April 2014, DGT in the Netherlands is the only company producing. Their models are well made, but not priced for the general public.


What is next for electronic chess

There is significant interest in production of a real electronic chess game at a price everyone can afford. When such a game is produced again we will immediately publish information and make it available to the many chess players, retirees, and families with children.


How does an electronic chess set work?

While you play just as if you were playing a friend, you will press lightly on the squares as you move the pieces. The computer senses this, "thinks" on it's turn and tells you it's move.



The Citrine shown here senses the moves automatically.


Electronic Chess Computer Guides

Over 600 different chess computers have been created and marketed. Here is a list of chess computers you can explore for datasheets or curiosity sake.

PDF manuals for some of the most recently sold electronic chess computers are available here.

Mephisto
Advanced Travel (PDF),
Junior Master (PDF),
Chess Trainer (PDF),
Talking Chess Trainer (PDF),
Chess Challenger (PDF),
Talking Chess Academy (PDF),
Master Chess (PDF),
Micro Travel (PDF),
Mephisto Expert/Cosmos (PDF)

Excalibur
Touch Chess
New York Times Deluxe Talking Touch Chess
Alexandra
Chess Station
Excalibur Chess Game Clock
Grandmaster Chess Computer
Ivan II
King Arthur
Kingmaster III
Einstein Chess Wizard
Phantom Force

DGT Chess Products
DGT e-board USB (PDF)
DGT e-board USB + Bluetooth (PDF)
DGT XL Chess Clock (PDF)
DGT 960 Chess Clock (PDF)
DGT North American Chess Clock (PDF)

Novag
Novag 2Robot (PDF)
Novag Aquamarine (PDF)
Novag Carnelian - English (PDF)
Novag Carnelian II (PDF)
Novag Citrine Chess Computer - English (PDF)
Novag Citrine Chess to PC Connection (PDF)
Novag Citrine - How to Play 3rd Party Software with Chess Arena GUI (PDF)
Novag Citrine - Connect to PC Chess Arena Software (PDF)
Novag Citrine PC Communication Protocol E (PDF)
Novag Citrine PC Communication Protocol F (PDF)
Novag Citrine PC Communication Protocol G (PDF)
Novag Obsidian Manual - English (PDF)
Novag Opal II (PDF)
Novag Sapphire (PDF)
Novag Sapphire II (PDF)
Novag Star Beryl (PDF)
Novag Star Diamond - English (PDF)
Novag Star Opal (PDF)
Novag Star Ruby - English (PDF)
Novag Star Sapphire (PDF)
Novag Topaz II (PDF)
Novag Tourmaline (PDF)
Novag Tourmaline Plus (PDF)
Novag Torquoise (PDF)
Novag Universal Chessboard Chess Computer Manual (PDF)

Drivers
Novag Utility program for UCB/ECB to interface Novag chess computer


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