Laser Chess is one of ThinkFun's best stem toys for boys and girls, and is a MENSA Select Award Winner. It's a two player strategy game that’s like chess but with lasers, and is one of the best gifts you can buy for kids who like smart games and a challenge. Laser Chess is made with high quality components, and comes with a very clear and easy to understand instruction manual - you'll be able to play within minutes of opening the box. Like all of ThinkFun's games, Laser Chess is built to develop critical thinking skills, like logical and abstract reasoning. Laser Chess is a two-player strategy game that combines the spatial thinking skills of chess with the high-tech fun of laser beams. Players alternate turns moving their mirrored pieces around the board, and at the end of each turn, players fire a real laser beam from their Laser. The laser beam bounces from mirror to mirror, and if the beam strikes a non-mirrored surface of any piece, it is immediately removed from play. If you illuminate your opponent's King - You Win.