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  • Summary: Hoyle Majestic Chess is a unique chess game featuring a variety of play styles, traditional and non-traditional learning mechanisms, challenging online play and multiple chess-based challenges. With the abundance of options, Majestic Chess is uncharacteristically accessible to all levels ofHoyle Majestic Chess is a unique chess game featuring a variety of play styles, traditional and non-traditional learning mechanisms, challenging online play and multiple chess-based challenges. With the abundance of options, Majestic Chess is uncharacteristically accessible to all levels of players, providing hours of fun for both the expert as well as the casual gamer who enjoys puzzles and board games. A top-notch chess product from members of the original Chessmaster team, Majestic Chess can go head to head with Chessmaster on any feature point AND includes "Chess Adventure" - an entirely original game that introduces the fun of chess by presenting a variety of challenges and puzzles in the context of a larger adventure. [Vivendi Universal] Expand
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  1. This is a chess game of healthy pedigree, using the Perfect Chess engine previously seen in Ubisoft’s Chessmaster. Not only that, but the price is right.
  2. Majestic Chess actually lives up to its name in not only theme, but quality and originality too.
  3. 90
    The adventure mode is engrossing and fun to play even for those who don't like chess, because it plays more like a good turn-based strategy.
  4. It is, however, perfect for beginner to novice chess players since it candy-coats the ancient game with plenty of vivid 3D graphics, and a built-in adventure game. [Jan 2004, p.85]
  5. If you ever fancied a dabble but were put off with what seemed like complicated rules give Majestic Chess a chance, its brilliant story mode will teach you the rules at a pace that’s right for you.
  6. An admirable chess experience, with enough lessons to keep you occupied for ages. [Nov 2003, p.134]
  7. While it ultimately fails to be an easily accessible, helpful tool to teach the true novice how to play chess well, Majestic Chess is a well-made product that provides good competition for amateur players who aren't too serious about their game. [Dec 2003, p.142]

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