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Mensa Award Winner and Toy of the Year Finalist.NG yellow box

Laser Khet 2.0 Game

$39.95

Price: $39.95

Item#:2000571

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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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Laser Khet 2.0 Game
 
3.9

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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

Reviewed by 11 customers

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

seems cool,. isn't

By sara

from dallas,tx

Verified Reviewer

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    Cons

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        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

        (3 of 3 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

              (4 of 4 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

              (7 of 7 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!!!!

              (5 of 8 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

              (23 of 24 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.

              (8 of 10 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

              (1 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Disappointed on Christmas morning

              By Hudson Valley Family

              from New York

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Laser Khet 2.0 Game:

              This didn't work out of the box so I can't say anything about the game itself, only that it appears the lasers could be faulty. We are getting a replacement and will see if those work, then can comment on playing it. Read reviews elsewhere that this is a problem so not sure of the outcome...

              (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Good Idea - Poor Execution

              By Sue in NH

              from Merrimack, NH

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Didn't work
                • Poorly Designed

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Laser Khet 2.0 Game:

                  I was excited to purchase this game for my family, but it ended up a big disappointment. One laser didn't work. We swapped the batteries, both batteries worked, but the one laser would not work. Then we experimented a little with the laser that did work to see what the "bouncing" laser did when it hit a mirror, and we found that some of the mirrors were not set correctly in their pieces, and the lasers bounced off into no-where land. A very big disappointment.

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