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EXCALIBUR STILETTO Electronic Chess Computer

EXCALIBUR STILETTO Electronic Chess Computer

Picture taken from Excalibur Stiletto box.

EXCALIBUR STILETTO Electronic Chess Computer, possibly the first Model that Excalibur Electronics sold in 1993 and likely predates Excalibur Legend II.

EXCALIBUR STILETTO Electronic Chess Computer, possibly the first Model that Excalibur Electronics sold in 1993 and most likely predates Excalibur Legend II as being the first Excalibur Model.

Picture taken from Excalibur Stiletto box.

Your SPHINX CHESS COMPUTER is an ideal opponent. It is ready to play you at any time, as often as you like, at whatever level of skill you choose. Using the machine is simple - you just move the pieces on the chessboard in much the same way as you would against a human player.

Above was taken from the Excalibur Model 328E User Manual.

This computer is identical to the Excalibur Stiletto Deluxe Version.

EXCALIBUR STILETTO MAIN GAME CHARACTERISTICS

    • 64 Levels of difficulty.
    • Plays standard chess openings.
    • Take back moves.
    • Set-up position.
    • Verify position.
    • Operates from 4 penlite (AA size) battery.
    • Up to 200 hours battery life when using alkaline batteries.
    • Memory save feature.
    • Allows player to change sides.

LEVELS OF PLAY

The operating key marked “LEVEL” - which can be used any time when it is your turn to move - enables you to alter the speed and strength of the computer’s play. When you press this key, the corresponding light on the control panel comes on, You can choose between sixty-four different “levels”. On level 1, the computer takes an average of 5 seconds per move. On higher level, it takes more time and its playing strength is correspondingly increased; the average for level 64 is 20-25 seconds per move.

Computers that have the same program as the EXCALIBUR STILETTO are:

  • Model 638E - Excalibur Stiletto Deluxe
  • Model 347 - CXG Sphinx Granada
  • Model 647W - CXG Sphinx Sierra
  • Model 807 - CXG Sphinx Seville
  • Model 240 - CXG Sphinx Royal
  • Model 048 - CXG Sphinx Supra

Some information taken out of the EXCALIBUR STILETTO User Manual.

MODEL NO. CXG-328E

MODEL NO. CXG-328E

This picture is taken from the back of the Excalibur Stiletto box, where the same CXG Model Number was used for Stiletto. Later Excalibur chess computers tended to have seperate model numbers to CXG.

Information

Excalibur Stiletto (1993)

Excalibur Stiletto (1993)

Box

Excalibur Stiletto (1993) Box

Model 328E

Excalibur Stiletto (1993) Model 328E

User Manual

Excalibur Stiletto (1993) User Manual

Sixty-four Play Levels!

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

Excalibur Electronics, Inc

David Levy & Mark Taylor

Year:

1993

Manufacturer ELO

N/A

Original Price

$79,95

Wiki ELO:

N/A

Model #:

328E

My Serial #:

N/A

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

HD614042SJ02

4 Bit Single Chip

3.58 MHz

4 KB

0.25 KB

Battery Operated:

1.5V x 4 (AA Size)

Adapter Option:

9V DC 5 mA  -  3.5 mm Plug

Display Type:

16 Coordinate LED + 2 Info LED’s

Board Type:

Sensory Electronic

Board Size:

8” x 8”

Overall Size:

11.7/8” x 10.5/8” x 1”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Touch Sensory Board

Push Button

64

N/A

8 Half Moves

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game / Ponder

Hint/ Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

No / No

N/A

Yes / No

No / No

Active Level:

Level 64

Tournament Level:

N/A

Infinite Level:

N/A

Game Information

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