Khet Laser Game
If you can imagine playing chess in a pyramid with lasers against a pharoh, then you’re halfway to getting quite how brilliant the game of Khet is. Of course if you can imagine all that you’re possibly halfway to la la land. This awesome board game is an absolute breakthrough both in technology – being the first board game to incorporate laser technology – and in sheer strategy and head bending fun-ness.
The object of the game is to maneuver your pieces (most of which have a mirrored side to them) around the board so that when you ‘fire’ the laser from your corner, it bounces around the pieces on the board and ultimately ‘strikes’ and lights up your opponents ‘Pharoh’ piece. There are four types of pieces; the Sacred Pharaoh, Obelisk, Pyramid and Djed column. Players go head to head and move the Egyptian themed pieces with their two, one or no mirrored (for blocking your opponents laser) surfaces. Silver starts the game and always goes first. Players then take turns to move any of their pieces including the Pharaohs around the board.
Strategy, lasers and ancient Egyptian stuff, it doesn’t get better than this, and oh boy, just imagine playing this game in the dark.
Pricing and availability
You can find the Khet laser game on ThinkGeek.com.