Mini Chess
Mini 1 20x20
Mini 2 20x20

Type

Portable - Keypad with LCD display

Processor

Hitachi HD44801 singlechip   0.4 MHz   4 Bit

Memory

2KB  ROM    64 bytes RAM

Opening Book

None

Power

1 x 9volt battery

Dimensions

13.7 x 8.5 x 3.0 cm

Chessboard

N/A

King Height

N/A

SciSys Mini Chess 10 15 x 17
SciSys Mini Chess 12 20 x 20
SciSys Mini Chess 11 15 x 15

Scisys sold many chess computers in the UK under the marketing company name Acetronic.  The Acetronic name was already well known in connection with video games. It made and marketed video games consoles which played games like Pong and Tank Battle from the late 1970s onwards. The majority of Mini Chess games were sold in Acetronic sets with the pieces and board. To the left are the three most common versions of Mini Chess I have come across, Schach Computer (SciSys - Germany), Electronic Chess (Acetronic - UK) and Pocket Chess (AudioSonic - Netherlands). They have the same electronics and chess program.

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