Square Off is an AI-powered board that can move the pieces on its own

Reminiscent of the self-moving chessboard featured in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, wherein our heroes mounted oversized knights and bishops to smash their opposition to bits, Square Off is an automated chessboard that directs the enemy line in a hands-free and clever manner.

While the AI-powered board game is far less dangerous than towering armies having a go at one another, the modern spin on the black-and-white battlegrounds is equally as exciting.

Dwelling just beneath the surface of the board, a two axis robotic arm, complete with a magnetic head, brings your invisible challenger to life. And, having clearly undergone meticulous design work, the set is programmed in such a way so as to avoid collisions between pieces when knights jump tiles or kings and rooks castle.

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