Advanced Robotic Chess Game
Want to take a break from the monotony of work and exercise those brain muscles (without using any of those Brain Training games)? The Advanced Robotic Chess Game could be a pretty interesting candidate.
This is the advanced electronic chess game that allows you to play against a robotic opponent that automatically recognizes and counters the movement of your chess pieces using the touch-sensitive chessboard. You can play against the computer or it can play itself, yet it provides beginners and experienced players appropriate challenges by offering 120 levels of play (16 levels of analysis), and gives instruction and counsel using voice prompts, while its LCD screen shows piece-movement text messages for additional help without audio commentary. The computer has an estimated U.S. Chess Federation Class A skill rating of 1900, and it will never accept an illegal move, and rates your skill after every match; a coaching and teaching mode provide hints and allows you to reconsider moves.
At $249.95 each, it certainly requires some thought before purchasing one. Casual chess players will probably avoid this, but the more serious aficionados would definitely love such a challenge!