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Laser Khet 2.0 Game

$39.95 Sale Price:   $19.99

Price: $39.95 Sale Price:   $19.99

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In this unique Egyptian-themed game, players use strategy and geometry to move mirrored pieces around the board and attack their opponent’s pieces using real laser light. Can you stay out of the laser beam’s way? Learn about angles of light, reflection and refraction, and prisms with this Mensa award winner and Toy of the Year finalist.


2 players, ages 9 and up. Batteries included. 12"W x 15"L.


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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Laser Khet 2.0 Game
 
4.1

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

CHESS FOR THE 21st CENTURY!

The only comparison I can really make is to chess, but Khet is easier to learn, and it's easier to think a few moves ahead. There are different starting arrangements you can use...Read complete review

The only comparison I can really make is to chess, but Khet is easier to learn, and it's easier to think a few moves ahead. There are different starting arrangements you can use to add variety, and because the pieces start spread around the board, you can get down to business right away, compared to the slow starts of chess. The pieces' different abilities are created by their physical shapes, rather than being able to move different distances and directions as in chess, so the rules are pretty simple. There are only four types of pieces, and they all move the same way. But despite the simple rules, this is a challenging game for all ages. Later on if you feel the need to kick it up a notch, the Eye of Horus and Tower of Kadesh expansions will make it even more mind-bending.

Quick rules:
1) Pieces are eliminated by hitting them on a non-mirrored side (including your own pieces if you're not careful), with the goal being to eliminate your opponent's pharaoh (the laser causes pieces to glow when hit on a non-mirrored side, which is pretty cool)
2) Each turn you may move a piece one square, or rotate a mirrored piece 90 degrees. Only two special things to keep track of:
2a) Obelisks may be stacked two-high and moved as a stack
2b) The Djed piece can swap places with an obelisk or pyramid (of either color) that is blocking its path

Like other reviewers I'd be willing to pay more for a version that was better aligned, but don't be discouraged. It's good for 5-7 bounces depending on slight variations in the pieces, and paths of over 5 bounces don't seem to happen that often. This is because longer paths take longer to set up and are easier to disrupt. Usually paths longer than 5 bounces happen on accident.

You also don't need to worry too much about breaking the mirrors. I'm sure you could do it if you tried, but the plastic frames provide pretty good protection.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

seems cool,. isn't

everyone in my house had a hard time using this game, it sits on the bottom of the game shelf, quickly loses novelty

everyone in my house had a hard time using this game, it sits on the bottom of the game shelf, quickly loses novelty

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5.0

Intriguing and looks like a fun family game

By Julie from Mexico

from Canada

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Laser Khet 2.0 Game:

      It's a gift so I hope to try it with my granddaughters after Christmas

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great edification toy

      By GMA

      from San Clemente CAlif

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Laser Khet 2.0 Game:

            Ordering was easy , delivery was fast, Product is quality. It's for my Nephew that is very smart and I know he will be entertained by this.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            seems cool,. isn't

            By sara

            from dallas,tx

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Laser Khet 2.0 Game:

                  everyone in my house had a hard time using this game, it sits on the bottom of the game shelf, quickly loses novelty

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  excellent board game

                  By jlaz

                  from dunlo, pa

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Laser Khet 2.0 Game:

                        Was quite pleased with khet. It was easy to learn and is one of the few board games that interested the teenagers in the family.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

                        (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Laser Khet 2.0 game

                        By suz

                        from st augustine, florida

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • awesome

                        Cons

                        • no cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Learning To Strategize

                        Comments about Laser Khet 2.0 Game:

                        A Christmas gift for my grandchildren that made me the "hero" santa

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

                        (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        awesome game

                        By trevice

                        from Hollywood, FLorida

                        Comments about Laser Khet 2.0 Game:

                        I played this game and I had a great time! A great way to learn geometry and optics! We'd love to play this game in a fog, being able to see the beam would be even cooler!!!!

                        (10 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Fun to play with Kids

                        By Scupster

                        from Ft Myers, FL

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Feels High-tech

                        Cons

                        • none

                        Best Uses

                        • To play with kids

                        Comments about Laser Khet 2.0 Game:

                        A great way to transition to teaching a kid how to play chess

                        (36 of 37 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        CHESS FOR THE 21st CENTURY!

                        By The Kid at Heart

                        from Boston, MA

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • High Cool Factor
                        • LASERS
                        • Very easy to learn

                        Cons

                        • My Kid Beats Me

                        Best Uses

                        • Video Game Substitute

                        Comments about Laser Khet 2.0 Game:

                        The only comparison I can really make is to chess, but Khet is easier to learn, and it's easier to think a few moves ahead. There are different starting arrangements you can use to add variety, and because the pieces start spread around the board, you can get down to business right away, compared to the slow starts of chess. The pieces' different abilities are created by their physical shapes, rather than being able to move different distances and directions as in chess, so the rules are pretty simple. There are only four types of pieces, and they all move the same way. But despite the simple rules, this is a challenging game for all ages. Later on if you feel the need to kick it up a notch, the Eye of Horus and Tower of Kadesh expansions will make it even more mind-bending.

                        Quick rules:
                        1) Pieces are eliminated by hitting them on a non-mirrored side (including your own pieces if you're not careful), with the goal being to eliminate your opponent's pharaoh (the laser causes pieces to glow when hit on a non-mirrored side, which is pretty cool)
                        2) Each turn you may move a piece one square, or rotate a mirrored piece 90 degrees. Only two special things to keep track of:
                        2a) Obelisks may be stacked two-high and moved as a stack
                        2b) The Djed piece can swap places with an obelisk or pyramid (of either color) that is blocking its path

                        Like other reviewers I'd be willing to pay more for a version that was better aligned, but don't be discouraged. It's good for 5-7 bounces depending on slight variations in the pieces, and paths of over 5 bounces don't seem to happen that often. This is because longer paths take longer to set up and are easier to disrupt. Usually paths longer than 5 bounces happen on accident.

                        You also don't need to worry too much about breaking the mirrors. I'm sure you could do it if you tried, but the plastic frames provide pretty good protection.

                        (13 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        A good, challenging game

                        By Grandma

                        from Rimersburg, PA

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Comments about Laser Khet 2.0 Game:

                        I tried the game to make sure all pieces were in good shape and was very impressed. Game is for our grandson who loves a good challenge. I am positive he will love this game.

                        (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Fun game

                        By DL

                        from Cincinnati, oh

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Laser Khet 2.0 Game:

                        Fun game

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