Chess...with frickin' laser beams!

I just came across a BoingBoing post about Deflexion,

a chess-like board game that involves bouncing a laser. Basically, it's

a one-on-one game where each side gets a few Egyption-themed pieces,

the most significant of which is a Pharaoh. The object of the game is

the blast your opponent's Pharaoh by redirecting the gameboard's

component laser beam. The other pieces—pyramids, obelisks, and

djedds—serve to block or bounce the beam. In short: it's a tactical

board game where you strategize to kill a pharaoh with a laser beam.

Ahem. "Dear Santa..."

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