Khet 2.0 Review

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Khet is one of the most easily understood and analogised games ever; it’s a bit like Chess with lasers, right? That’s what it looks like and, as it happily turns out, that’s kind of how it plays too. The rules are simple. Each player takes a colour, with Silver going first. Nearly all pieces move in the same way – one 90 degree rotation or one square in any direction – and you get one move per turn. At the end of your turn, you have to fire your laser. The aim of the game is to try to hit your opponent’s Pharaoh with your laser beam, killing it. If you hit a piece on anything other than its mirror, that piece is removed from the board.

There are a few exceptions to bear in mind – Red pieces can’t go on Silver squares and Scarabs can be swapped with adjacent pieces, for example – but that’s about all there is to it. It’s simple and straightforward, with the added benefit of lasers.

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