Regium Chess — Most likely an elaborate SCAM!!

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

Post by Nay Lin Tun » Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:40 am

The updated video shows it is legit!!

https://youtu.be/cpDj_rP6qv8

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

Post by AdminX » Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:33 am

Nay Lin Tun wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:40 am
The updated video shows it is legit!!

https://youtu.be/cpDj_rP6qv8
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Re: Regium Chess — Most likely an elaborate SCAM!!

Post by Jonathan003 » Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:00 pm

It's always a good idea to be cautious, but I can not believe it's a scam. Especially after watching this video.
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Re: Regium Chess — Most likely an elaborate SCAM!!

Post by Steve Maughan » Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:34 pm

The Kickstarter project is now live.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/so ... -e-board-0

No mention of the concerns. There are four comments claiming it's a scam. The comments have now been changed so only backers can post, and the creator is frantically trying to post long comments (all the same) to push the negative comments down the list.

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

Post by mephisto » Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:02 pm

I think the reason why Regium haven't shown a fully working board to anyone outside of their inner circle is because they have finally admitted that the hardware is only 60-75% finished.
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Re: Regium Chess — Most likely an elaborate SCAM!!

Post by Nordlandia » Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:15 pm

mephisto wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:02 pm
I think the reason why Regium haven't shown a fully working board to anyone outside of their inner circle is because they have finally admitted that the hardware is only 60-75% finished.
But Regium is viewed as scam because of near zero transparency. SquareOff was more open from the start. Regium is completely opposite.

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

Post by mephisto » Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:06 pm

Not really because the Square Off team told me on three occasions that the pieces wouldn't knock into one another on their finished commercial product. This was a lie as my knight charges from its starting square bumping into the pawns. Also with their new Kickstarter campaign which I have pledged for the new Swop model, they mention that there piece movement accuracy will be improved. This obviously admits the fault that my original model has and which they lied to me about.
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Re: Regium Chess — Most likely an elaborate SCAM!!

Post by mwyoung » Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:24 pm

It looks like they are getting support. And the price of the boards will run between $1300 to $1600 MSRP. Most likely the Retail price will be less. And much less if it is a POS like square off!

$51,536
pledged of $50,000 goal
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backers
15
days to go
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Re: Regium Chess — Most likely an elaborate SCAM!!

Post by Ovyron » Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:55 pm

Really? At the cost of $1500 you'd rather hire a human that moves the pieces for you :lol:

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

Post by mwyoung » Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:07 pm

Ovyron wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:55 pm
Really? At the cost of $1500 you'd rather hire a human that moves the pieces for you :lol:
If it works as well as my GPU I will buy it. And the cost will be about the same. And I have a ebony chess set that cost almost that price. So I guess it depends how nuts you are about your chess toys.
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