Except, that’s not true anymore. Developers Team Dengkisen (“Team Blitzkrieg”) in Japan have added modern technology to the ancient game, transforming it into a speedy, futuristic experience. “Speed Chess” debuted at this year’s Tokyo Game Show, and with its multi-touch display and glowing neon colors, it looks like something available in a Blade Runner arcade.
The beautiful display also looks like it keeps track of player scores (based on number of moves and captures?) and shows the available movements for a piece once it is lifted off the board. It also reacts to captures with a brilliant flash of light and keeps track of “cool times” for some pieces. It’s literally the coolest thing to happen to chess in a thousand years.
According to WORLD RECORDS UNION – Worldkings.org