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Regium Chess — Most likely an elaborate SCAM!!

Post by Steve Maughan » Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:47 pm

Tomorrow was supposed to be the launch of Regium chess board, an amazing product that moves the pieces using electromagnetism. It connects to all the major platforms and seems to be the perfect electronic chess board.

Now it looks most likely to be a complete scam!

Here's the Chess.com blog that seeded the skepticism:

https://www.chess.com/news/view/update-on-regium-chess

Then there's the LiChess blog post:

https://lichess.org/blog/XlE48hEAACIAQv ... y-evidence

There's still the second video that would seems to be impossible to create using "stop motion", but with everything else I'm now too skeptical to take the plunge:

https://youtu.be/kjObX4Myzpw

YMMV but proceed with caution!

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P.S. If anyone wants to actually create this product, the market research has already been done for you and there is clearly massive demand!
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Re: Regium Chess — Most likely an elaborate SCAM!!

Post by Ovyron » Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:21 pm

What they fail to mention is what is so revolutionary about Regium Chess? Like, what can it do that isn't featured in this video of real working hardware? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQLOj-TylGg

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Re: Regium Chess — Most likely an elaborate SCAM!!

Post by bctboi23 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:31 pm

Pretty sure something like this already exists: https://squareoffnow.com/

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Re: Regium Chess — Most likely an elaborate SCAM!!

Post by Steve Maughan » Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:52 pm

Ovyron wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:21 pm
What they fail to mention is what is so revolutionary about Regium Chess? Like, what can it do that isn't featured in this video of real working hardware? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQLOj-TylGg
The electromagnetic movement was the innovation. Up to this point all boards that move the pieces automatically rely on a single motorized magnet with an x-y motor. The moving parts have been notoriously unreliable (and slow) in the legacy systems. In contrast Regium's electromagnetic system has no moving parts and, in theory, is extremely fast at moving the pieces.

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Re: Regium Chess — Most likely an elaborate SCAM!!

Post by Ovyron » Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:43 pm

I see. I like slow moving pieces myself (in graphical GUIs I have them moving in the slowest setting.)

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Re: Regium Chess — Most likely an elaborate SCAM!!

Post by mwyoung » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:14 pm

If this is an elaborate scam!! I am sold, but how do they get my money? Who is going to buy this without independent reviews.

You do have to admit they do CGI very well for a bunch of scammers. If it is a scam. They need to be selling the CGI or stop motion...well done!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjObX4Myzpw&t=16s
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Re: Regium Chess — Most likely an elaborate SCAM!!

Post by AdminX » Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:27 pm

This is one impressive demo for scam! :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3WWuHgIwQ0
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Re: Regium Chess — Most likely an elaborate SCAM!!

Post by Steve Maughan » Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:53 pm

mwyoung wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:14 pm
If this is an elaborate scam!! I am sold, but how do they get my money? Who is going to buy this without independent reviews.

You do have to admit they do CGI very well for a bunch of scammers. If it is a scam. They need to be selling the CGI or stop motion...well done!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjObX4Myzpw&t=16s
It's a Kickstarter project. You have the opportunity to back it and then wait until they develop the product fully.

I really hope it's not a scam but enough valid points have been made to prevented me from partying with any cash until it's been independently reviewed.

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Re: Regium Chess — Most likely an elaborate SCAM!!

Post by Steve Maughan » Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:55 pm

AdminX wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:27 pm
This is one impressive demo for scam! :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3WWuHgIwQ0
Hi Ted - notice you never see a human in the picture when thE pieces move. In later videos you do.

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Re: Regium Chess — Most likely an elaborate SCAM!!

Post by mwyoung » Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:00 am

Steve Maughan wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:53 pm
mwyoung wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:14 pm
If this is an elaborate scam!! I am sold, but how do they get my money? Who is going to buy this without independent reviews.

You do have to admit they do CGI very well for a bunch of scammers. If it is a scam. They need to be selling the CGI or stop motion...well done!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjObX4Myzpw&t=16s
It's a Kickstarter project. You have the opportunity to back it and then wait until they develop the product fully.

I really hope it's not a scam but enough valid points have been made to prevented me from partying with any cash until it's been independently reviewed.

Steve
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