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Take The Brain

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Family chess game with a difference, released in 1970 and was to be played with 2 people. The aim of the game was to beat the brain.

This game was a simplifed chess board with seven squares across to eight deep. Each side has in effect a king (the brain), four queens and seven pawns (which become “queens” if they reach the eight rank).


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    Besudes The Brain, the pieces were Ninnies (seven of them), and Numbskulls (four of). The Ninnies were based on chess pawns, while the Numbskulls moved similar to Queens. On the other hand, the pieces could only move in the directions the arrows on their square at the start of the move, allowed. Ninnies could only move one square at a time, whereas Numbskulls could move as far on the board that the squares allowed (i.e. 7 or 8). The sides were red, or blue. I owe the game my initial interest in, and love of, chess.
  • Anonymous user
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    I still have this game, love it. Thought about in laying thd board into a glass coffee table to preserve itand cast the plastic figures in lead. Posh.
    • Anonymous user
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      Need to buy take the brain where do let source this game as I have lost my previous game
    • Anonymous user
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      your lucky. its amazing game. please e mail the rules to me... im going to re create it from online photos.