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Schrödinger's Chess

When you simply don't have the time or inclination
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Chess has finally been brought into the 21st century, fit to entertain the masses who never really understood how to play. Gone is the banality of the coin toss; banish stone, paper, scissors to the annuls of history.

Simply choose your colour and open the box. Hey presto, the winner is decided as the completed game is seen.

Each time the box is closed, the pieces reset themselves and the chess computer plays a new game.

The more adventurous might attempt to figure out what the final moves of the game were in the vain hope of salvaging some dignity from their arbitrary defeat, or gloat to try to prolong the instantaneous victory.

The deluxe version features a reverse function that will allow you to see the game unplayed. This exclusive set also has the extra functionality of allowing a player to play a normal game against the computer

marklar, Jun 14 2009

Wigners's Friend paradox http://en.wikipedia...i/Wigner%27s_friend
Open the box .... [8th of 7, Sep 01 2009]

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       Schrödinger's annotation - aint gonna do it.
po, Jun 14 2009
  

       what [po] said.
blissmiss, Jun 14 2009
  

       Well, I like it, kinda.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 14 2009
  

       You can already play Computer V Computer chess, well you can on the version of it I have on my Macintosh. For it to be truly "Schrödingeresque", it needs to do more than this. (for my liking anyway, but I'm very grumpy tonight because I got my hand burnt)
xenzag, Jun 14 2009
  

       // it needs to do more than this //   

       Agreed. There needs to be a dead cat in there somewhere.   

       Will you be able to play chess against Wigner's's Friend ?
8th of 7, Jun 15 2009
  

       I'm not sure.
marklar, Sep 01 2009
  

       //I'm not sure.//
Does that mean Heisenberg is playing too?
coprocephalous, Sep 01 2009
  

       Possibly..... there's a measure of uncertainty about that.
8th of 7, Sep 01 2009
  

       With heisenberg, You'd either know whether you won, or at which game.
loonquawl, Sep 01 2009
  
      
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