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Excalibur Merlin (1995)
“EXCALIBUR MERLIN”

“EXCALIBUR MERLIN”

Picture taken from box.

EXCALIBUR MERLIN the magical game computer that will turn you into a wiz!

The research labs at EXCALIBUR ELECTRONICS have developed MERLIN exclusively for children. MERLIN comes complete with a TEACH MODE, easy to use controls, the Excalibur Player Rating System which monitors and rates a players progress and an advanced HINT button. A perfect gift for those just starting to play.

MAIN EXCALIBUR MERLIN GAME CHARACTERISTICS:

      • Easy to Learn.
      • One or Two Players.
      • Special Rating Feature that monitors your Level of Play & Improvement.
      • Fun to Play.
      • Special HINT Feature.
      • Saves Game in Memory.
      • Takes Back Moves.
      • Requires 4 AAA Batteries.
      • Advanced Teach Mode.
      • 2 Electronic Games in One!
      • Play Chess or Checkers!
      • 88 Challenging Levels!
      • 72 Levels of Chess.
      • 16 Levels of Checkers.
      • Perfect for All Levels of Players.
      • Teaches Beginners at any Age. Yet Challenges Advanced Players.

WHAT IS ADVANCED TEACH MODE?

In a simple methodical way, the Advanced Teach Mode teaches beginners the fundamentals of chess, ranging from individual-piece moves to game strategies.

New players can choose from five easy-to-follow TEACH MODES. In the first mode, for example, the user competes against the computer where only pawns and kings are used. Once the player has understood that level, the player goes on to the next levels where more chess pieces are utilized. The five training modes are as follows:

      • MODE 1: Uses kings and pawns.
      • MODE 2: Uses kings, queens and pawns.
      • MODE 3: Uses kings, rooks and pawns.
      • MODE 4: Uses kings, bishops and pawns.
      • MODE 5: Uses kings, knights and pawns.

This simple teaching method has proven to be the most effective way of teaching how to play chess, and is now available in EXCALIBUR chess sets.

Chess at EXCALIBUR ELECTRONICS is a family game

Chess at EXCALIBUR ELECTRONICS is a family game.

Picture taken from box.

CHESS MAKES KIDS SMART!

Did you know.....

European studies show that school children that learn to play chess, demonstrate noticeable improvement in both their scholastic abilities and study skills.

Chess is a required course in Russian elementary schools--- and youngsters will not be past eighth grade unless they can checkmate with a king and two bishops against a king.

In the province of Quebec, 25,000 grade 2 mathematics students are required to learn chess each year to help them develop their analytical and logic skills.

All excerpts taken from the EXACLIBUR ELECTRONICS MERLIN User Manual and box.

“EXCALIBUR MERLIN”

“EXCALIBUR MERLIN”

Picture taken from Excalibur Merlin box.

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Excalibur Merlin (1995)

Excalibur Merlin (1995)

Box

Excalibur Merlin (1995) Box

LCD Display

Excalibur Merlin (1995) LCD Display

User Manual

Excalibur Merlin (1995) User Manual

Chess Makes Kids Smart!

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

Excalibur Electronics, Inc

David Levy & Mark Taylor

Year:

1995 (August)

Manufacturer ELO

1600 USCF

Original Price

$79.95

Wiki ELO:

N/A

Model #:

323E

My Serial #:

N/A

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

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Single Chip

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?

Battery Operated:

4 AAA 200+ Hrs

Adapter Option:

9V DC

Display Type:

LCD 4 Position 7 Segments

Board Type:

Push Sensory Electronic

Board Size:

6.5/8” x 6.5/8”

Overall Size:

9.3/8” x 8” x 3/4”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Push Sensory Board

Push Button

72

Limited

2 Half Moves

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game / Ponder

Hint/ Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

Yes / No

Mate-in-2

Yes / No

Yes / Yes

Active Level:

Level 48

Tournament Level:

71

Infinite Level:

72 (5 mins)

Game Information

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