TIMELINE

 

Fidelity
- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Excalibur

Novag

SciSys / Saitek

Mephisto

Newcrest / CXG
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Krypton / Systema

Applied Concepts / Destiny
- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Millennium

Other

1977

Chess Challenger
(CC1)
(March)


Chess Challenger 3
(July)

 

 

 

 

 







Boris (Original version)
(Dec)



Apple II(April)
Commodore Pet
(June)
RadioShack TRS-8
(Aug)
CompuChess I
(Nov)
 

1978





ChessChallenger 10A (July)



ChessChallenger 10B (Nov)

 






Chess Champion
Mk 1
(Sept) (= JS&A)
( similar Videomaster)

 

 

 

Boris (Chafitz version)
(Feb)










 


1st Microcomputer Chess Tournament (Sargon wins)
(Mar)

[Tolinka]

Commodore Chessmate


CompuChess II
(Dec)(Copyright Aug)
 

1979


ChessChallenger 10C(Upgraded CC1s/ CC3s)
(Feb)





Chess Challenger 7 (July)

Chess Challenger Voice (Aug)




 






Chess Champion Mk IIa & IIb (July)

Chess Champion Super System III
( incl  LCD Board & Printer)








= Chess System III (Sept)
( incl  LCD Board & Printer)

 

 

Boris Master




Boris Diplomat I
(blue) (June)


Boris Grandmaster
(Prototype - not released)


Modular Game System (MGS) (Dec)
Sargon 2.5 module
 








Multitech HG21 (Sept)
( = Conic Master I =Zetron Computer Chess)

Toytronic Chess Electronics (Sept) (=Cassia Chess Mate)
Atari Chess (Dec)

1980





Sensory 8 (June)

Chess Challenger Voice Advanced

Grandmaster Voice

Impact Printer (Sept)

Chess Challenger Sensory Voice (Sept)
     (+ De Luxe)

Thermal Printer
(Nov)








Chess Champion Pocket Chess(June)






Chess Champion
Delta-1 (Dec)

Chess Partner 2000
(Dec)









= Chess Champion Pocket Chess
(201)(June)

Intelligent Chess



= Chess Champion
Delta-1


=Chess Partner 2000 (Dec)







Mephisto I   (Sept)

 

Auto Response Board (ARB) (Jan)





Boris Diplomat II
(brown) (June)

Boris 2.5 module
(= Sargon 2.5) (June)



Boris Handroid (Sept)
(very limited production)



 


Sinclair ZX80(Feb)








Acetronic Traveller / Tandy Computerized Chess
(60-2160)
( = SciSys Chess Champion Pocket Chess)

1st World Microcomputer Chess Tournament
(Sept)
(Chess Challenger wins)




Mattel
(Dec)

1981



Decorator Challenger

Chess Challenger Sensory Champion









Chess Challenger Champion Elite (Oct)



Chess Challenger Mini Sensory I (Dec)



Micro Chess I
(811) (Apr)






Super Sensor IV 
(812) (July)
Savant 
(813) (Aug)

Quartz Chess Clock
(815)
Printer 
(816)

Attache Case ? 
(819)
Classic Games module ? (MS1)

 

Executive Chess
(211A)
Senator Chess (211)

Sensor Chess
(221/221G)

Mini Chess (102)

Chess Champion Super System IV (400)(Sept?)

Junior Chess (112/112C) (Oct)
Graduate Chess
(111A )(Oct)

Chess Champion Mark V (501/501A) (Nov)

 

















Mephisto II   (Nov)
Mephisto ESB IIA  (Nov)

 









Computachess
(8 level version)(CXG-001)
(= Sensor Computachess and Hanimex HCG 1500)





 


Morphy module

(=Sandy Master module)

Great Game Machine  (March)

Gruenfeld module
Capablanca module
(May)

Morphy Encore
(=Sandy Encore)

MGS III (July)





Grand Master Series 3 module (Nov)

 

Commodore VIC-20(Jan)

Hanimex HMG 1200 (=Conic Tracer/7012)(=Westrak CC1)

Sinclair ZX81(March)

Tryom CC-700 Electronic Chess?

VEB Erfurt SC1
(July)

IBM PC (Aug)

Toytronic Computer Chess (Sept)
( = TEC Schachcomputer)

Tandy LCD Graduate
(60-2168)
( = SciSys Graduate Chess)

Conic Computer Chess 7013 (Korchnoi)
BBC Micro

 

 

 

 

 

1982

 

 

 

 

 



Mini Sensory II

Sensory 6



Sensory 9 ‘A’
(1.5 Mhz version) (June)






Prestige

CB9 & CB16
openings cartridges


 








Sensor Dynamic
(822)
(July)

Savant II
(823) (Sept)

Robot Adversary
(814)  (Sept)
Micro Chess II
(821) (Sept)

Intercontinental Traveler (201A)

Chess Companion (203A)

Sensor Chess modules
[Strong Play (222),  Classical Style Super Strong (223),
Hypermodern Super Strong (224)]


Travel Sensor (121)



Mark VI + Philidor module (Nov)

 







ESB IIB / ESB 6000

(Sept)
Junior (Sept)



Computachess I
(CXG-022)


Advanced
Portachess (CXG-201)
( = Hanimex Computachess II HCG1600 )


Computachess II
(CXG-002) (Sept)
(= Hanimex HCG 1700)

Grandmaster Travel
Sensory
(CGL)

Computachess Travel Sensory (CGL)
 


Capablanca S module
(March)


Destiny Prodigy
(= Destiny Mini Master)


Gruenfeld S module
(July)





Destiny Laser Chess
(not released)

VEB Erfurt SC2(Brown)

Omikron Bogol
(ASB) 5.0

Sinclair ZX Spectrum (Apr)

Xadrez Splice Byte XD-300

Commodore 64 (Aug)

Conchess Escorter, Monarch and Ambassador [ with Standard Program]
(Sept)

TSB IV La Regence
(Oct/Nov)


 

1983



Elite A/S (A)
(Spring)




Septennial


Poppy (Aug)
Playmatic S (Aug)



Sensory 9 ‘B’
(2.0 Mhz version) (Oct)

Super 9
  (+ De Luxe)(Oct)

Elite A/S Budapest (B)

 

Savant Royale
(823A) (Jan)





Constellation
(831) (April)
















 

President Chess (231/231A)

Chess Partner 3000 (131/131A)


Explorer (123)

Chess Companion II
(204, version 1) (June)





Superstar 28K
(205)(Oct)
Travel Mate (122)(Oct)

Chess Partner 4000 (141)

Mark VI Sensor  Board (502)(Dec)






ESB 3000

Excalibur

Exclusive Board (Sept)
Modular Board (Sept)
Mephisto III (Sept)

MM1 module (Sept)
HG170 Openings module

Portachess
(CXG-202)( = Chess Voyager)



Advanced Computachess
(CXG-006)















 



Steinitz Edition 4 module
(April)





Destiny S (= Prodigy II)







Grand Master Series 3.5 module

 

MB Milton
MB Grandmaster
MB Phantom

Chess King Pocket Micro
Chess King Mighty Midget

Conchess L Cartridge

Tandy Computerized Chess (LCD)
(60-2175)
( = SciSys Intercontinental Traveler)
Tandy Beginner’s Chess
(60-2176) ( = CXG Sensor Computachess)


VTL Chessmaster

VEB Erfurt SC2 (Black)


Chess King Master
(Oct)

Tandy 1650 Computerized Portable Sensory
(60-2187)
( = SciSys Explorer)

 

1984



Elite Private Line (Apr)

USCF Special Edition
(May)


ECO A-E openings cartridges

Sensory 12 (SC12) (3MHz)(Sept)
Elegance (Sept)

Elite A/S Glasgow (C)

Sensory 12 (SE12)
(3.6 MHz)

Elite Privat (Dec)

Micro Chess III
(841)
(Feb)

Constellation 3.6 MHz
(845) (Apr)

Presto
(842) (Apr)

Dynamic S
(843) (May)

Super Constellation
(844) (June)







 

Electronic
Chess Mk 8 (251A)

Electronic
Chess Mk 10 (162)


Olympiade (204A)

Superstar 36K (290)

Rapier (130)

Concord (251)

Chess Partner 5000 (151)

Turbostar 432
(305) (Nov)


Chess Partner 6000 (161)



Mirage



Munchen Board
Mobil Board
?


Mephisto S Glasgow
Glasgow 68000 module
 


Chess 2001
( = Hanimex HCG1900 and ComputaChess Champion) (CXG-2001) (Apr)

Portachess II ?
(CXG-223)


Galaxy Mark VII
(July) (CXG-004)

Computachess III
(CXG-008)
Super
Computachess
( = Multitech CC-009)
(CXG-009) (Oct)
Enterprise S
(CXG-208) (Oct)



 

Destiny Mega-4 GGM
(not released)


Grand Master Series
4.0-50 module
(May)











 





Chess King Pocket Micro De Luxe
Chess King Mighty Midget De Luxe



Conchess Princhess (Glasgow) cartridges

CLJ L’Empereur

VEB Erfurt Chessmaster
(G5003.500  version1 
2.5MHz)

 

1985

Sensory 12B
(6086) (4Mhz)


Sensory 12 (SX12) (5Mhz) (March)




Classic (6079)


Excellence (EP12)
Excellence 4.0 (6082)

Elite Avant Garde Mobile Master
(EAG) (Nov)


 



Piccolo (851)
(Apr)

Constellation Junior
(852) (Apr)










Constellation Expert  (853) (Nov)

 

KSO module

Electronic Trio (124)

Express 16K (144)

Concord II (252)

Chess Companion II
(109.211.3)(version 2, Quelle)









Courier V (125)

Turbo 16K (270) (Dec)
 

B & P module

Teufelchen (=Chess King Pocket Micro de Luxe)

MM II module
HG240 Openings module


Mondial (Sept)

Amsterdam 68000 module
 


Star Chess (CXG-209)

Super Enterprise
(CXG-210 and CXG-210C)
(Oct)

Galaxy Mark II
(CXG-011)

Advanced Star Chess (CXG-211) (Oct)


Crown (CXG-228) (Oct)
(black & silver version)


SensorComputachess
(16 level version)(CXG-001)

 

RadioShack/Tandy 1650 Fast Response (60-2194)
( = SciSys Concord)

VEB Erfurt Chessmaster
(G5003.501  version2  4MHz)

Chess King
Triomphe ?


Chessbase
is launched


Conchess Plymate (Amsterdam) cartridges

VEB Erfurt LC 80 Export (prototype)

RCS Granit (Dec)

 

 



 

1986

 

 

 


 






Excellence (6080)

Par Excellence (6083)

Elegance B (6085/AS12B)

Gambit (6084)

Silver Bullet (6087)

Elite Avant Garde 2100 (6088/6089)

 


Prelude (861)(Apr)
Allegro(6 MHz)
(863)(Apr)

Constellation Quattro
(862) (May)

Octo
(865)

Forte A
(864) (July)


Chessman
(86x?) (Sept)

Chessman II
(865)(Oct)


 

Travel Mate II (125)

Turbo S-24K (280)

Pocket Chess
(114) (Feb)

Astral (410)

Chess Companion III (206)
Electronic Chess Mk 12 (164/164B)

Turbostar 540+

Kasparov Plus (128)

Plus (129/143)

Leonardo (510)(Dec)
Maestro ‘A’ modules

 











Supermondial(Oct)
Rebel module  (Oct)

Monaco

Dallas 68000 module

Dallas 68020 module

Computachess IV
(CXG-227)

Pocket Chess
(= Fidelity Micro Chess Challenger 12 key version)


Sphinx Titan (CXG-270)


Chess 3000 (CXG-3000)


Super Crown
(CXG-218) (Dec)

 


Izot U30M 1042C

Intellect-02 (Mar)

Elektronika IM-01

RadioShack 1850 DeLuxe/Tandy 1850
(60-2199/2201)
( = SciSys Companion III ?)


RCS Granit S (Jul)

RadioShack 1450 Pocket
(Oct)
(60-2251)
( = SciSys Pocket Chess)


SPS Partner
 

1987

Gambit
(second version)
(6084D)

Micro Chess  Challenger
(12 key version)
(6096) (Apr)  
(= CXG Pocket Chess)

Gambit Voice (6095)

Excellence (6080B)

Excel Display (6093)
Excel 68000 Club A(6094) (July)

Excellence Voice
(6092) (Sept)
Excel 68000 Club B (6094) (Sept)


Excel Mach IIC LA (6097) (Dec)

Solo (873) (Feb)


Allegro (15 MHz)
(863) (Mar)
Piccolo (15 MHz)
(851) (Apr)
Octo (15 MHz)? 
(865)
Primo
(871) (Apr)

Accord (875) (May)

The Novag Chess Computer (876)

VIP (872)(July)
Forte B (July)





 

Pocket Plus (115)





Stratos (420)


Maestro ‘B’ modules
4+6MHz 
(515/516)
Analyst ‘B’ modules
4,6+8MHz
(520A/B/C)

Turbo King (320)(Oct)





Mondial II





MM IV module (Oct)
Chess School (Oct)

HG440 Openings module

Roma 68000 module



Portachess III ?
(CXG-233)

Crown (CXG-228WG) (Apr)

(brown & silver version)









Chess 3008
(CXG-3008) (Oct)


 

 










Chess King Philidor ?(Sept)
Chess King Counter Gambit ? (Sept)

VEB Erfurt Chessmaster Diamond (Oct)


 

1988

Excel Mach IIC+ LA
(6097) (Jan)




Excel Mach III (6098)

ComputachessIV (6099)
(= CXG Computachess IV)

Micro Chess  Challenger
(16 key version) (6096)(July)


Phantom  (6100)

Designer 1500 (6104/6111)
Designer 2000 (6102/6105)
Designer 2100 (6103/6106) (Nov)

Super Expert A
(5 MHz) (878) (Jan)
Super Forte A
(5 MHz) (879) (Jan)


Supremo (881) (Apr)
Alto
(882) (Apr)
Escort (884) (Apr)









Disney Magic Castle

(1883)
(Oct)

 




Galileo
(511) (April)

Leonardo 18 MHz Turbo (April)


Cavalier
(145)


Electronic Chess Partner
(163) (Sept)

Team Mate
(207)

Maestro ‘C’ modules 4+6MHz 
(521)
Analyst ‘C’ modules
4,6+8MHz 
(522)
Endgame Rom 
(518)

Simultano
(310) (Nov)
Conquistador
(271) (Nov)
Corona
(421)
 


Europa (Feb)










Mondial/Dallas 68000XL (June)

Mega IV (July)
Merlin 4K

Merkur

Monte Carlo (Oct)

Roma II

Almeria 68000 module
 




Supra  (CXG-048) (Apr)


Sphinx Galaxy v.103(CXG-240) (May)
Sphinx Commander (CXG-3018) (May)




Sphinx 40+ (CXG68000-40)
Sphinx 50+ (CXG68000-50)
(Aug)
Sphinx Junior
(CXG-237) (Aug)

Sphinx Dominator
v2.00 (CXG-239) (Aug)


Sphinx Royal (CXG-240)

Sphinx Granada
(CXG-247)

Sphinx 40+ Limited Edition ? (CXG-3038)

Chess Professor
(CXG-243)

 

 

Yeno 301 XL






VEB Erfurt Chessmaster Table (July)


RadioShack Chess Champion 2150
(60-2204)
( = Saitek Simultano)

Conchess Victoria Plymate cartridge

1989

Mini Chess (6107)
Genesis (6108)

Excel Mach IV Master (6110)

Designer Mach III Master 2265 (6113)



Elite Avant Garde v2 (6114-2 (Sept)
Elite Avant Garde v5 (6114-5) (Sept)



 

Mickey’s 4 in 1
(18911) (Feb)
Mentor 16  (892) (Feb)

Allegro 4 (893) (Apr)
Secondo (891) (Apr)


Super Expert B
(886 & 887) (July)
Super Forte B
(888 & 889) (July)

Super VIP (895) (Oct)

Super System Distributor
(8919) (Oct)
Solo Deluxe Z
(581)

Uno  (897)





Mark 12 Trainer
(164C) (June)
Renaissance
(512) (June)

Maestro ‘D’ modules 4 ,6 + 10 MHz
Analyst ‘D’ modules 4, 6 +8 MHz
(July)

Team Mate Advanced Trainer (207B)

 


Academy (Feb)

Marco Polo (Apr)

Supermondial II / College (Apr)

Mini


Turniermaschine

Polgar module (Sept)


Portorose 68020 module



 


Sphinx Galaxy ?
(CXG-230)

Sphinx ChessCard
(= Fidelity Chess Card)
(CXG-241)



Sphinx Chess Scholar  (CXG-268)



Sphinx Dominator
v2.04 (CXG-239) (Nov)

 

 



Yeno 416 XL
Yeno 532 XL

Peri Alpha
Peri Beta
Peri Gamma
Peri Delta



 

1990

Elite Avant Garde v9 (6117-9)

Chesster Challenger (6120) (Feb)
Elite Avant Garde v6 (6117-6)



Elite Avant Garde v7 (6117-7)

Chess Card (6115)
Chess Pal (6116)
Tiny Chess (6118)
Eldorado (6119)

Elite Avant Garde v10 (6117-10) (Dec)




Beluga (903) (Apr)
Amigo
(905) (Apr)







Super Forte C
(901) (July)
Super Expert C
(902) (July)
Super Nova (904) (Aug)



Super System TV Interface (896)


 

Chess Shadow (116)


Turbo King 2

Pocket Plus Trainer(115B/C)

Blitz (291)

Prisma (281)


 





Phantom

Europa A

Polgar 10 MHz (July)
Monte Carlo IV(July)

Junior II

HG550 Openings module
MMV module
(Oct)
Bavaria Board
Monte Carlo IV LE

Lyon 68020 module (Dec)

 

 


Yeno Travel Chess

Tasc Final Chesscard
for PC (July)




Peri Epsilon

 

 

 

 

1991

 

 

 

 

 


Marauder (6121)
Elite Avant Garde v3 (6114-3)
Elite Avant Garde v4 (6114-4)
Elite Avant Garde v8? (6117-8)
Travel Master
(6122) (June)


USCF Chess Academy (6123) ?
Phantom Chesster
(6124)

Little Chesster
(6125) (33 levels)
Phantom Chesster Eyeball (6126)

Kishon Chesster (6127)

Designer Mach IV Master 2325 (6129)

Super System Touch Sensory Board (906)

System Auto Sensory Board
(907)

Crystal (911)(Mar)
Condor (912)(Mar)








4 in 1 Game Computer  (1894)


Diablo 68000
(908)(Sept)
Scorpio 68000 (909)
(Sept)
 

Traveller (red top)
(117)
(March)










Portable Advanced Trainer (145B)
 



Chess Travel Master

My First






Modena v.2.05

Vancouver 68020 module

Milano (Dec)

 

 



RadioShack 1650L Portable
(60-2252) ( =  ? )

RadioShack Super 1680L
(60-2253)
( = ? )


Tasc Chess Machine
for PC (July)

1992

Elite Premiere (6131)

Little Chesster
(6125) (25 levels)

Chess Mate (6136)(Sept)
Avanti (6137)











Onyx  (9207)

 

Champion Advanced Trainer (147)

Turbo Advanced Trainer (209/2098)

Calculator Chess
(105/118)
Sensor Chess (165)
Junior Chess (166)

Virtuoso (411)

Travel Champion 2080 (146) (Sept)

Risc 2500  (322)

Olympiad (208) (Oct)

GK2000 (272/2722) (Oct)

Brute Force module
(517) (Nov)

 



Risc 1MB module


Supermini


Berlin 68000



 

Chess Voyager
(CXG-202) (Feb)

Sphinx Galaxy 2
(CXG-628 & 628W)

Sphinx Alicante
(CXG-328)
Sphinx Spirit
(CXG-337)
Sphinx Granada (new)
(CXG-347)

Sphinx Seville
(CXG-807)
Sphinx Madrid
(CXG-901)
Sphinx Legend
(CXG-301)
Sphinx Sierra
(CXG-647 & 647W) (Sept)

 

Elektronika IM-01T

Elektronika Chess Partner IM-29
(= Mattel Computer Chess)


RadioShack Chess
Champion 2150L
(60-2254)
( = Saitek Prisma )

Radio Shack/Tandy 1900L Talking Chess Computer (60-2255)
( = Fidelity Little Chesster)
 

1993

     EXCALIBUR


Excalibur Legend II
( = CXG Sphinx Legend II)

(301E-2)
Excalibur Chess Wizard
(807E) ( = CXG Sphinx Seville)

Excalibur Stiletto
(CXG-328E)
( = CXG Sphinx Sierra)
Excalibur Stiletto Deluxe (638E)
( = CXG Sphinx Sierra)
 



Jade 
(9202)
Zircon (9203)
Opal  (9205)  
(all Apr/May)
Topaz
(9206)
Coral  (9208)
Pearl  (9209)



Ruby  (9216)
Mentor Junior (9217)
Emerald (9218)






 

Executive (208B)

Sensor Chess Turbo (165H)

Risc 2500 - 512K
(322) (July)

Sparc module (Sept)

President (299) (Oct)

Atlantic
Avanti
Alaska
Manhattan
America (May)

Montreal

Wundermaschine

Nigel Short (Nov)

Genius 68030 modules
(Dec)

Sphinx Concerto
(CXG-603)
Sphinx Accolade
(CXG-808)
Sphinx Comet ?
(CXG-902)






 

 

RadioShack 1100L Pocket Chess(60-2256)
( = Gakken)

Gakken Computer Chess

Tasc R30 v 2.2
(July)

RadioShack 1300 Sphinx Madrid
(60-2426)
( = CXG Sphinx Madrid)

RadioShack Avanti
(60-2427)
( = Fidelity Avanti / GO 1650L)

Elektronika IM-05
 

1994







Excalibur
Cutlass
(118-E)( =Systema Meteor)

Excalibur Stiletto II
(5T-932E)
( = CXG Sphinx Sierra / Krypton Jupiter?)

Excalibur Stiletto II Deluxe (5T-932WE)
( = CXG Sphinx Sierra / Krypton Jupiter?)



 

Diamond (9303) (June)
Sapphire
(9304) (June)



Super System Distributor + Disk  (9401)

 

Travel Champion 2100 (146/146B) (Feb)

Executive (208B)

GK2100 (273)


Schach-Trainer (200500)
 

Berlin Professional
(Jan)


Risc 2 module



America II

Chessbook





 

KRYPTON
/SYSTEMA






Jupiter (5T-932)
Meteor (5T-118)

Pioneer
(5T-328)
Challenge (5T-938)
Comet (5T-128)










 

 


Yeno 320 XT
Yeno 430 XT

Debut-M

Tasc R40

Trompowski Tiger
(June) (Fidelity TravelMaster + Board)


RadioShack 1680X
Chess Partner
(60-2428)
( = Saitek Olympiad)

RadioShack Companion
(60-2439)( =Saitek Chess Companion)

RadioShack 2050X Mega
(60-2441)
( = Saitek GK2000)
 

 

 

 

 

1995

 

 

 

 

Excalibur Chess Express (119-E) ( = Krypton Chess Express / Excalibur Lancer Express)

Excalibur Sabre II
(901E-2)
( = Krypton Pioneer)

Excalibur The Explorer 
(922E)
( = Systema Odyssey II)

Excalibur The Explorer Deluxe
(5T-969WE)
( = Systema Jupiter de Luxe)

Excalibur Nicole Miller 
(923ENM)
( = Systema Odyssey III?)

Excalibur Escort (127E)
( = Novag Opal)

Excalibur Merlin
( = Krypton Merlin)
 


Jade 2
(9402) (May)
Zircon 2
(9403) (May)


Amethyst (9405)
Topaz II (9406)
Tourmaline (9407)



[W Chess]
(9409)


Super Emerald de luxe? (9418?)

Chess Teacher ?

Travel Companion (122B/21464)
Traveller (black top) (117B)

Compact (132)

System Trainer



Mark 14 Trainer
(167) (Sept)

Chess Companion
(170)

Concord (171)

Sensor XL (172)

Chess Partner 2 (173)

Coach Partner (175)

PC Auto Chessboard (573)
 

Beach

Bistro

Montreux (June)





Champion




 

Chess Express

Odyssey II (922)

Jupiter de Luxe
(969)?


Gemini Plus (129)

Odyssey III ? (922x)

Orion Plus 2in1
(911) (Aug)
Merlin 
(Aug)
Regency 
(933) (Aug)

Alpha (5T-329)


Endeavor 8 in 1 ? (228)

 

 

Tasc R30 v 2.5
(Feb)





Yeno 540 XT
Yeno 309 XT
 

1996

Excalibur Stiletto III
(932ED)( = Krypton Jupiter Deluxe)
Excalibur Saber III
(901E-3)
Excalibur Lancer Express (170SI-C Sharper Image) ( = Krypton Chess Express / Excalibur Chess Expess)
Excalibur Micro Chess ? (=Systema 1460 Micro Chess/Tiger Protege Pocket

Excalibur Ivan the Terrible
(701E)(H8 Series)

Excalibur Avenger ?

Excalibur Kingmaster 2 in 1 (911E) ( = Systema Orion Plus 2 in 1)

Excalibur Mirage (702E) (H8 Series)





Chess Wizard IQ IV (6504) (June)


Opal II  (9601)
Agate  (9602)


Emerald Classic
(9603)
(Nov)
Aquamarine Premier
(9604)

Universal Sensor Board
(9418)
 

Express (133B/21334)

Electronic Chessman (133)

Travel Mate

Virtuoso (4115)

Solar Star
Solar King
London 68030 (May)






Milano Pro (Oct)
Madison
Mythos

 

Horizon (188)

1460 Micro Chess

Saturn ? (672)

MicroChess?

Capricorn ? (926)

Spectrum (782-393)
 

 

RadioShack 1750L Portable
(60-2444) ( = ? )

RadioShack Master 2200X 
(60-2213)
( = Saitek GK2000)

RadioShack Champion 2250 XL
(60-2215)
( = Saitek GK2100 ?)

 

1997

Excalibur Grandmaster
(747K/747P) (H8 Series)
Excalibur Igor
(711E) (H8 Series)
Excalibur Alpha 2in1
(902E) ( = Systema Alpha)
Excalibur Squire
(117) (6805 Series)
( = RadioShack Travel Chess & Checkers)
Excalibur Crusader (903) (6805 Series)
Excalibur Viper (120E)
( = Novag Amethyst)
Excalibur ‘The Excalibur’ (932ED-2)
(6805 Series)

Excalibur Kingmaster II (911E-2)(6805 Series)( = Systema Orion Plus 2 in 1)
Excalibur Travel Kingmaster II
(169E-2) (6805 Series)
Excalibur Electronic Glass Chess (775)
( = Lexibook Chesslight)
Excalibur Karpov 2294  (310E) ( = Novag Emerald Classic Plus)

Jasper  (38701)

Tourmaline Plus (38702)
Amethyst Plus (38703)

Aquamarine Premier Plus (38704/39911)
Opal Plus (38705/39908)

Agate Plus
(38706/39912) (May)
Amber (38708) (June)
Turquoise (38709)

Emerald Classic Plus (38710)
Sapphire 2 (38601)(July)
Diamond 2 (38602)(July)


Aquamarine Risc 20MHz ? (93065)


 

Advanced Talking Chess (177)




Portable Talking Chess Coach (137)

 

MM VI module
Chess School II


Atlanta (Aug)

Chess Academy(Oct)

Marathon 4 in 1 (211)

Genesis (May)

Talisman (338)

Protege

Crusader

Grand Master

Marathon de Luxe ?

Computachess ?

Talking Chess Professor ? (738S)

 

Yeno 325 XL?

Lexibook Chesslight (LCG3000)

Tiger Crusader (11-002) (=Systema Horizon)
Tiger Grand Master
(11-005-02) ( =Systema Odyssey II)
Tiger Protege
(11-008) (=Systema Alpha)
Tiger Trekker
(11-009A) (=Krypton Chess Express)
Tiger Compact
(11-009) (= Krypton Chess Express)
Tiger Marathon & Marathon Deluxe
(11-010/11-004-02)
(= Krypton Marathon / Marathon Deluxe)

RadioShack Companion
(60-2216) ( =Tchibo Chess Partner 3)

1998

 









Jasper Special (38711/39906)
Sapphire 2 De Luxe(38712)



 

Talking Coach (176)
Elite (178)

Cosmos (= Travel Champion 2100) (100366)(Sept)
Aria (= Travelmate)(100374)
Avalon (= Chessman)
Aurora
Atlas (100381)
Alchemist (=ChessPartner2)
Aragon (= Alchemist Plus)
Bullet (= Portable Talking Coach)
Blade (= Coach Partner)
Barracuda (= Executive)
Centurion (= GK2000)(100350)
Cougar (= GK2100)(100343)
Chess Academy
Capella (= Virtuoso)
(100312)

(all Dec)





Montana
Mystery






Miami (Nov)
Senator module (Nov)
Magellan module (Dec)

Schachpartner 2

Jupiter II (939)

Chess+More?

Chess+Games 8 in 1? (236)

Aquarius ?
Eclipse (912)
Talisman Plus ?

Endeavor 8 in 1(red)?

Asteroid 4 in 1?
(782-881)

Super 8 ?

Challenge 8?

 

  MILLENNIUM



Schachschule 2000
(May)
Schachpartner 2000 (M119)
(June)










 

Tiger Grenadier
(11-006) (= Millennium Genesis and Sakkara Vega)

Tiger Voice Master
(11-007) (=Systema Talking Chess Professor) (Feb)

Tiger Chess & More
(40238) (= Krypton Chess & More and Millennium Chess & More)


Stadbauer Maestro Schachprofessor






RadioShack Chess Master  (60-2217)
( = Saitek GK2000 ?)

1999

 


Aquamarine Risc II
26.6 MHz ? (38603)

(=Emerald Classic in Spain)

Aquamarine (38604)
 

Electronic 4 in 1
(K15) (Feb)







 

Centurion

MeXs

Talking Chess Master ?(263)



Voice Master II ? (673)

 

Schach&Dame 2000
Mobil Schach & Dame 2000

Genesis
(not released)(= Tiger Grenadier and Sakkara Vega)

Superschach 2000?
Orion 256K

Karpov Schachpartner


Lexibook 425 Xlight
(May)

RadioShack Travel Chess & Checkers
(60-2219)
( = Excalibur Squire)

RadioShack 4-in-1
(60-2843)
( = Saitek 4 in 1)

Tiger Galactic Chess - Star Wars Episode 1
(88-506) (Sept)
 

 

 

2000

 

 


Excalibur LCD Computer Chess
(375 and 375-1)
( = LexibookCG100)

Excalibur Mentor
( = Novag Mentor 16)

 

Granite (39907)

Beryl (39910)

Quartz (39913)

 

Alchemist Plus
(100282)

Melbourne ?

 

Sprechender Schachpartner 2000

Alpha 2000
Orion 2000

Chess & More
(Nov)

 

Tiger Protege
(Pocket) ?
(=Systema 1460 Micro Chess)

Lexibook LCD Computer Chess 
(CG100)
( =Excalibur LCD Computer Chess)
 

2001


Excalibur Touch Chess (404) ( = LCD Chess)


Excalibur E-Chess
(410)
( = RadioShack E-Chess, Lexibook E-Chess and Commodoor E-Chess)
 


Touch (10057)
( = Excalibur Touch Chess




Universal Electronic Chess Board Limited Edition  (1001) (Oct)

 

 

Chessboy Plus ? (216)

Palmchess Plus ?

Chessboy Plus (July)

Chessboy de Luxe?

 

Sakkara Sirius
Sakkara Callisto
Sakkara Antares
Sakkara Equinox
Sakkara Regulus


Lexibook Chessman Light (LCG 1500)
Lexibook E Chess (July)
RadioShack E-Chess
(60-2845)
( = Excalibur E-Chess, Lexibook E-Chess and Commodoor E-Chess)
 

2002


Excalibur Talking LCD Chess (375V)

Excalibur Chess Station (including Pocket LCD Chess) (975)

Excalibur King Arthur (915-3)
 

 

Bravo (Mar)

Cosmic (102149) (July)
 

 

 

Touch Chess & Games (M120) (Feb)



 

RadioShack Talking
E-Chess
(60-2709/2846)
( = Excalibur Talking E-Chess

2003

Excalibur Alexandra The Great (908)

Excalibur E-Chess & Checkers (410-3-CS)
( = RadioShack E-Chess & Checkers)
Excalibur LCD Chess & Checkers (375-2)
Excalibur The New York Times (974)
Excalibur Touch Chess & Checkers (404-2)
 



Star Diamond
(1004)(June)
Obsidian
(1006) (June)


Star Sapphire
(1032) (Dec)



Talking Chess Academy (=Chess Academy)


Chess Challenger
(= Centurion) (Dec)
Touch Screen Travel
(= Cosmic) (Dec)
Advanced Travel
(= Bravo) (Dec)
Talking Chess Trainer
(= Alchemist) (Dec)











Master (= Milano Pro)
(Dec)

 

Karpov Talking Chess School?

Karpov Sprechende Schachschule?

Sprechender Schachmeister? (M140)
Orion 4 in 1?
Karpov Schach & Spiele 6 in 1?

Chess & Games?

RadioShack E-Chess & Checkers (60-2730)
( = Excalibur E-Chess & Checkers)

2004

Excalibur Ivan II The Conqueror (712)


Beryl Plus
(1018)
Graphite ?
(10194)

Carnelian
(1022) (Nov)
Star Ruby
(1023) (Nov)

Athenas ?
(1025)


 

Expert (= Cosmos) (March)



Maestro (= Touch Screen)(Sept)
Chess Trainer

Micro Travel


Explorer (Sept)

 

Orion 6 in 1? (M132)

Lexibook Travel Chess (LCG500)
Lexibook Chessman Elite (LCG1300)


RadioShack 2-in-1 Chess & Checkers
(60-2725)( = MicroGear
2-in-1 Chess & Checkers)

2005

Excalibur De Luxe
Electronic Chess
(901E-4)

Excalibur LCD Kingmaster (375V)
( = Excalibur Talking LCD Chess)

Excalibur King Arthur Deluxe (915 -W)

Excalibur
King Master III
(911E-3)

Excalibur Deluxe Talking Touch Chess (404D)

Star Opal (1027)
Carnelian II (1024)
Star Beryl
(1028)


Voice Chess

Junior Master

Resurrection
(May)

 

Omega?

Sprechender Schachmeister 3000? (M122)
Callisto?

Odyssey 6 in 1

Orion 8 in 1?

Sprechender Schachschule (180)

Lexibook Chessman FX Elite (LCG1330)
Lexibook Chessman Pro (LCG1400)
Lexibook Chess Max 435 Xi (LCG2000/2020) ?
Lexibook Chessman Max (LCG2400) ?

Sakkara Vega (July)
(= Tiger Grenadier / Millennium Genesis )

2006


Excalibur LCD Chess Express
(375X-JC) (May)

Excalibur E-Chess Express
(410X-CS-RS)
( = RadioShack E-Chess Express)
Excalibur Saber IV
(901E-4)
 


Portal ?
(1020)


Citrine
(1032) (Nov)

 

 

 

Sprechender Schachpartner III ?
 

RadioShack E-Chess Express (60-2742)
( = Excalibur E-Chess Express)

Langjun LJ-673
 

2007

Excalibur Touch Chess II (404ET-CS)

Excalibur Keychain LCD Chess (410K)

Excalibur Talking
E-Chess
(410V) ( = RadioShack Talking E-Chess

Excalibur New York Times Deluxe
(QU159)(NY22)

Excalibur Phantom Force (Nov) (740DG)
(= Sharper Image Phantom! Chess)
 

 

 

Explorer Pro

Resurrection II
(Sept)

 

Orion Intelligent Chess










Karpov Intelligent Chess
(Dec)


RadioShack 60-282
 (= Sakar Mini Chess Master 92029)




Sakar Chess






Revelation I
(Dec)
 

2008

Excalibur Einstein Touch Chess (ET404)

Excalibur Einstein
E=MC2 Master Chess & Checkers
(E951)

Excalibur Einstein Chess Wizard
(E714)

Excalibur Einstein LCD Chess Wizard
(E123)
 

Star Aquamarine
(1033)






2Robot
(Nov)

 

 

 

 

Lexibook Chessman Classic (LCG1410)

Langjun Touch Screen Chess
 


2009
 

 

Voice Chess Professor

 

 

 

 

Pewatronic Explorer Pro


2010
 


Excalibur Einstein LCD Chess Wizard Keychain (E15316RE)
 

 

 

 

 

 

American Mensa Electronic Chess

2011



 

 

 

 

 

 

Pewatronic Master Chess

2012



 

 

 

 

 

 

Sakar LCD Chess Master

2013

 

 

 

 

 

 



DGT Revelation II
(Dec)


2014
 

 

 

 

 

 

Europe Chess Master II (M800)
Karpov Schachschule (801) Karpov Chess School(804&806)

Lexibook Chess Game (JG172)


2015
 

 

 

 

 

 



ChessGenius
(M810)
(Oct)
 

 

2016

 

 

 

 

 



ChessGenius Pro (M812)
(Sept)
 

Pewatronic Grandmaster 40

Pewatronic Grandmaster 50


2017
 

 

 

 

 

 


ChessGenius Exclusive (M820) (May)
 

 


2018
 

 

 

 

 

 


Europe Chess Champion 8in1 (M800)

The King module
(M823) (Nov)

Lasker Special Edition (M824) (Dec)

 


2019
 

 

 

 

 

 




The King Performance
(M830) (Dec)

DGT Revelation II Anniversary Edition
(Jan)
DGT Centaur (May)


 


2020
 



 




 




 




 




.

The King Exclusive Chess 960 Limited Edition (CPU-G10-B / M826) (Oct)
 




 

2021

(c) 2021 by Michael Watters
 www.chesscomputeruk.com

 

 

 

 


Exclusive Luxe Edition  (M843)
(Jan?)

ChessGenius Pro Special Edition (M814) (Jan)
 

 

 

The Timeline is adjusted and added to on a continuing basis as new information becomes available.

First Draft October 2005
Main Updates - Additions + Corrections March 2006
Further Additions + Corrections March 2007
Extra Scisys information added March 2007
Completely reworked in Table Format April 2007
Further Corrections September, November 2007
Saitek Additions + Corrections January 2008
RadioShack/Tandy added March 2008 and Corrected December 2008
Yeno added January 2009
Krypton/Systema and Millennium added March 2009 (Acknowledgement - Krypton Information - Hein Veldhuis) plus other Additions + Corrections
Separate Excalibur section started January 2010
CXG Additions + Corrections September 2010
Excalibur complete overhaul June 2015 (Acknowledgement - Websites of Nick Milichev and Maurice Ohayon)
RadioShack/Tandy complete overhaul June 2015 (Acknowledgement - Nick Milichev’s Website)
Tiger Additions + Corrections June 2015
Latest Main Updates - December 2019
Novag complete overhaul + model numbers added
SciSys/Saitek complete overhaul + model numbers added
Lexibook, Yeno, Sakkara and Hanimex Additions + Corrections


Latest release date corrections -
Toytronic and TEC
Novag Micro III
Boris Diplomat II
Fidelity Excel 68000 Club and Mach II
Mephisto ESB IIA and ESB IIB (ESB 6000)
CXG Advanced Star Chess
Fidelity Little Chesster (both versions)
CXG Chess 3000
CXG Portachess
CXG Pocket Chess
CXG Granada
Saitek Turbo King
VEB Erfurt Chessmaster Diamond
SciSys Courier V
ARB Grand Master Series 4.0-50 module
CXG Super Computachess
Radio Shack 60-282
Fidelity Micro Chess Challenger (16 key version)
Mephisto RISC 1Mb
Mephisto RISC 2
Novag Granite
Novag Beryl
Novag Quartz
VEB Erfurt Chessmaster (both versions)
Novag Escort
Intellect-02
Fidelity Gambit
Fidelity Advanced Voice CC (UVC)
Fidelity Thermal Printer
Saitek Maestro and Analyst modules
Saitek Virtuoso
SciSys President Chess
Mephisto Monaco
CXG Crown (2 versions)
ECO A-E openings cartridges
Fidelity Excellence 6080 and 6080B
Fidelity Marauder
Fidelity Excellence Voice
Fidelity Elite Avant Garde (models v2 - v10)
Novag Tourmaline
Novag Tourmaline Plus
CXG Computachess (8 levels)(CXG-001)
CXG Sensor Computachess (16 levels)(CXG-001)
CXG Sphinx Galaxy v1.03
CXG Sphinx Commander
CXG Sphinx 40 Plus
CXG Sphinx 50 Plus
CXG Sphinx Dominator (various versions)
Mephisto Modena v2.05
Gakken Computer Chess
Fidelity Chess Challenger 10C


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Saitek Calculator Chess
Novag Mickey’s 4 in 1
Novag 4 in 1 Game Computer
Saitek Travel Mate (1996)
Grandmaster Travel Sensory
Computachess Travel Sensory
RCS Granit/Granit S
SciSys Sensor Chess modules
Saitek Express
Elektronika IM-01, IM-01T, IM-05, IM-29 Schachmatni Partner
Intellect-02
Excalibur Einstein Chess Wizard Keychain
DGT Revelation II
Saitek Advanced Talking Chess
Mephisto Dallas 68020 module
Fidelity Excellence versions
CXG Galaxy Mark II
Fidelity Sensory 9 ‘B’
Fidelity Micro Chess Challenger (16 key version)
Fidelity Sensory 12 versions (SC12, SE12, SC12B, SX12)
Excalibur King Arthur
Mephisto Merlin 4K
Mephisto Merkur
SPS Partner
Izot U30M 1042C
VEB Erfurt Chessmaster Table
ARB Grand Master Series 3.5 module
Sakar LCD Chess Master
Sakkara Vega
American Mensa Electronic Chess
Novag Amethyst
Tiger Marathon
Tiger Crusader
Tiger Compact
Tiger Chess & More
Systema Talking Chess Professor
Millennium Europe Chess Master II and Europe Chess Champion 8 in 1
Millennium ChessGenius
Saitek Junior Chess
Novag Chessman II
Boris (original version)
Novag Super System Distributor and Components
Novag Chess Computer (Art 876)
Debut-M
Lexibook Chessman FX Elite
Fidelity Gambit (v.2)(6084D)
Novag Allegro (6 MHz)
Novag Onyx
Millennium ChessGenius Pro
Millennium ChessGenius Exclusive
Pewatronic Explorer Pro
Pewatronic Master Chess
Pewatronic Grandmaster 40 & 50
Sakkara Sirius
Fidelity Elite Avant Garde Mobile Master (EAG)
CXG Sphinx Galaxy 2
Millennium ChessGenius Exclusive The King
Millennium Lasker Special Edition
SciSys Companion II (both versions)
DGT Revelation II Anniversary Edition
CXG Sphinx Chess Scholar
DGT Centaur
Millennium King Performance
Chess King Pocket Micro De Luxe
Chess King Mighty Midget De Luxe
Novag Chess Clock
Novag Touch
Novag Voice
Novag Voice Chess Professor
Millennium Karpov Schachschule and Karpov Chess School
Millennium The King Exclusive Chess 960 Limited Edition
Novag Chess Teacher
CXG Sphinx Alicante
CXG Sphinx Spirit
CXG Sphinx 40 Plus Limited Edition
CXG Sphinx Granada (new edition)(CXG-347)
VEB Erfurt SC-2 (Brown and Black versions)
VEB Erfurt LC80 Export (prototype only)
Millennium Exclusive Luxe Edition

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