Khet 2.0 is a turn-based strategy board game, available on steam for your pc or mac. It is the digital version of a real life board game with the same name. The game in a way resembles chess. You always play 1v1, against the computer, someone online, or someone else on the same pc / mac. The pieces move around on a board of 10×10 tiles. Every side has one piece that shoots a laser, and you move around your pieces with mirrors, to reflect and change the laserbeams direction. This laser destroys your opponents (or your own) pieces. When you’ve destroyed your opponents most important piece, the Pharaoh, you’ve won. It’s a very fun game, and just like chess it requires some practise to recognize the patterns and become a good player.
- Release date:
- March 26, 2017
How to play Khet 2.0
Just like chess the player can move 1 piece every turn. There are 5 different pieces. There’s the Pharaoh, the most important piece, if this piece is destroyed you lose. There’s the Scarab, a two sided mirror, either side of this piece reflects the laser beam, so this piece can’t be destroyed. Another piece is the Anubis, this piece only absorbs the laserbeam, so it can be used as defence. There is the Mirror, a piece with only one mirror. If the back of the Mirror is hit it is destroyed. And finally there’s the Sphinx. The Sphinx is the piece that shoots the laser. It can’t move so it always stays in the corner, but it can’t be destroyed. It can turn however. It also has to be said that a piece can only turn or move if it’s your turn to play, you can’t do both on the same turn.
You’ll need vision to play this game. Colour blindness wouldn’t matter because I think the player can still easily distinguish between red and silver, or red and black.
Having an auditory disability wouldn’t be a problem when playing this game. The music and sound effects do not have an additional function, just to confirm what happens on screen.
This game should be easy to play with a physical disability. Since it is turn-based game, you have all the time in the world to make your move. It also makes the game pretty well suited for players with various movement limitations. This game, when played on pc or mac, can be played entirely using just a mouse, gamepad (for those who remap) or by keyboard-only as well.
I think it is be a good game for children with a learning disability, since Khet 2.0 ensures that the player has to make important decisions. And it stimulates the player to think about the way the laser reflects which might be a good thing for their spatial visualization ability.