Khet – laser strategy game

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Khet – laser strategy game

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Fun tech-strategy game spotted @ the NYC Toy fair 2008 – Khet combines lasers with strategy, it’s sorta like chess/checkers but set in an Egyptian-themed board with pieces having two, one or no mirrored surfaces. There are two small class II lasers, you try and destroy the other pieces by bouncing the beam on to your opponent’s pieces. The goal is to illuminate your opponent’s pharaoh, while shielding yours from harm.


  • Khet – Link.
  • More photos of Khet @ Flickr – Link.
  • Giant set of NYC Toy fair 2008 photos @ Flickr – Link.
  • MAKE’s coverage of the NYC Toy Faire 2008 in one place! – Link.

16 thoughts on “Khet – laser strategy game

  1. Gary Fixler says:

    Khet’s been available for about a year, or two over at ThinkGeek, if anyone’s interested in picking one up immediately :)

  2. Ryan says:

    Now someone needs to fit it into a pen or maybe a fat sharpie. Shorter range, but increased stealth.

  3. Ryan says:

    Whoops wrong story. Admins can delete both of these.

  4. farkus888 says:

    I have this game and it is a blast to play. I recommend it to everyone who likes a good strategy game.

  5. johnrdupree says:

    Does anybody else remember Laser Chess on Atari computers?

    This may be the only instance of a computer game being simulated (actualized?) in the real world.

  6. The Thompson Five says:

    I have that. It’s fun for a while, but the pieces don’t line up accurately enough for really complicated shots.

  7. cool game says:

    i also have this, and its really cool. i agree that the truly complicated shots aren’t really possible because of the inaccurate laser. but, this game is still awesome, and if you are a smoker, or have a smoke machine or something, it makes the game even cooler because you can see the laser cut through the smoke when you shoot. we played this in college a lot, and its tons of fun. especially when you vary the rules to your own liking.

  8. peter says:

    i really love khet, but what would make it even better is more powerful lasers and combustible pieces…

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