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supersharp77
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'Square Off' Automated ChessBoards..

Post by supersharp77 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:09 am

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mephisto
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Re: 'Square Off' Automated ChessBoards..

Post by mephisto » Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:50 am

Unfortunately the programming of the sliding pieces isn't on par with the old Fidelity or Excalibur Phantoms. Pieces sometimes slightly bump into other pieces and other times the pieces aren't positioned in the middle of the squares.

Every time I ask when a software update is going to be released I get the same answer that it on their to do list.

Unfortunately their new Black & White board is only available in America. I have asked them why this is and if they intend to sell their new board here in Europe but they have not answered my enquiry.
What's my next move? - to the fridge for another beer !!

supersharp77
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Re: 'Square Off' Automated ChessBoards..

Post by supersharp77 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:33 am

mephisto wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:50 am
Unfortunately the programming of the sliding pieces isn't on par with the old Fidelity or Excalibur Phantoms. Pieces sometimes slightly bump into other pieces and other times the pieces aren't positioned in the middle of the squares.

Every time I ask when a software update is going to be released I get the same answer that it on their to do list.

Unfortunately their new Black & White board is only available in America. I have asked them why this is and if they intend to sell their new board here in Europe but they have not answered my enquiry.
Are the chess pieces in proper proportion to the Chess Squares? They look a little small based on the photos...How tall is the King and Queen? :) :wink:

mephisto
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Re: 'Square Off' Automated ChessBoards..

Post by mephisto » Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:52 am

King is approx 2.5" night.
The smallness of the pieces is supposed to be so the pieces don't collide with one another when the knights move and when you castle.
What's my next move? - to the fridge for another beer !!

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