Einstein Electronic Chess Wizard

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Einstein Chess Wizard- Do you have what it takes to compete with a legendary genius? Battle the Einstein Chess Wizard to find out. Convenient magnetic playing pieces and a handy storage compartment are perfect for on-the-go play, and a built-in tutor trains you to solve checkmate problems. Challenge yourself with 73 skill levels. And take a break whenever you want; the Chess Wizard automatically saves games in...
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Einstein Chess Wizard- Do you have what it takes to compete with a legendary genius? Battle the Einstein Chess Wizard to find out. Convenient magnetic playing pieces and a handy storage compartment are perfect for on-the-go play, and a built-in tutor trains you to solve checkmate problems. Challenge yourself with 73 skill levels. And take a break whenever you want; the Chess Wizard automatically saves games in progress. 2 'AA' batteries (not incl.)

For ages 13 to adult.
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Product Details

  • UPC: 755482571400
  • Manufacturer: Excalibur
  • Publication date: 5/17/2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2013

    I don't usually review products but I feel the need to write som

    I don't usually review products but I feel the need to write something more detailed than the other reviewers.  
    I bought one on Saturday and didn't even get though one game without glitches on the screen.  I reset the machine hoping that would solve the problem, but the glitches continued.  It didn’t really bother me, since they would go away after I pressed “Hint” and “I suggest” scrolled past.  ¿I was going through the openings tutorials (which are VERY cool, it teaches you ~30 of the most famous openings) and the machine just stopped working completely.  I had to reset the machine again and lost my progress.

    ¿¿I took the machine back to B&N today (Monday) and they let me exchange it for a new machine.  The guy there was very cool, and very helpful.  I got the new machine home and while playing a test game it started again with the glitches.  During my second game it stopped working completely.  ¿¿I’m really bummed this machine is faulty.  It has some really cool features, like programmed openings, piece specific training, and a ratings program.  The buttons and settings are not intuitive, but once you learn them it’s easy to navigate the program.  (I needed to reference the instructions for the first couple of times using the machine.)¿¿

    But it doesn’t matter what programs it’s able to run if the machine can’t function through one entire game.    

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  • Posted November 24, 2012

    I am returning this junk today.

    I am returning this junk today.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    Defective...twice.

    I purchased one online for my husband for Christmas. He tried playing and he couldn't even get through an entire game in a half-dozen tries. I exchanged it for another and it had the same problem. I am now going to get my money back.

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    Posted October 19, 2012

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