Star Wars holochess

There’s a scene in Star Wars: A New Hope where Chewbacca and R2-D2 are passing the time by playing some kind of holographic board game. One clever move by the Astromech droid prompts and angry howl from Chewie, and after Han Solo warns the droids about a Wookie’s tendency to pull people’s arms from their sockets when they lose, C-3PO utters the famous line, “Let the Wookiee win.” It’s one of many classic scenes from the film.

More casual fans of the movie merely refer to the game as holochess, but the hardcore fans know that the game is called Dejarik, and one of those fans, Ian Martin, has been working on creating a full-size working Dejarik board that’s a 1:1 scale replica of the one we see in the film. And while it currently doesn’t have hologram technology implemented yet, it’s still pretty damn cool. Read More »