Chess is a game which originated on Earth, akin to the Klingon klin zha or Romulan latrunculo. (TOS novel: The Final Reflection)
History and specificsEdit
The traditional two-dimensional variation later gave rise to more complicated successors such as three-dimensional chess. (TOS episode: "Where No Man Has Gone Before")
Eventually, a game called four-dimensional chess was formulated. (TOS novel: My Enemy, My Ally)
Jeremy Grayson, a Human ancestor of Spock, was a grand master level chess player. (TOS novel: Strangers from the Sky)
Benjamin Sisko had an old chessboard on Deep Space 9 that he brought from Earth. (DS9 novel: The Big Game, DS9 episode: "Equilibrium")
When Harry Kim referred to kal-toh as "Vulcan chess" in 2374, Tuvok commented that "kal'toh is to chess as chess is to Tic-tac-toe". (VOY episode: "Alter Ego")
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