PowerBrain Touch 8 Chess | Games 8–in–1 Backlight Handheld


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Versatile touch-screen handheld chess and strategy games computer with large display and bright backlight to 1500+ ELO for beginners and social players

The PowerBrain Touch 8 Chess & Games is a little jewel of a handheld chess computer that makes an engaging partner at a great price for social players up to 1500 ELO standard. Unique in its class, it further shines by also offering seven other board games with multiple skill levels and the ability to communicate in seven European languages.

Combining similar processor power and speed as its tabletop cousins with exclusive features of its own including over 200 master games built into its generous memory, it boasts a 56% larger high-quality touch screen and a bright yet power-efficient backlight for true useability—no wrestling with clumsy and slow cursor controls or squinting at dim and tiny displays.

The best machine of its type on the market and one of the all-time great chess pocket gadgets, the PowerBrain Touch 8 Chess & Games will be a pleasant revelation to you. Don't be surprised if you find yourself compelled to take it everywhere!

Chess Program Features

  • 30 main levels (6 Timed Move, 4 Timed Game, 15 Analysis, 5 Fun)
  • 5 "mini-chess" modes to help beginners learn how to play in stages
  • Observes all rules including castling / en passant / pawn promotion
  • Help function can indicate legal moves in a position for beginners
  • Optional teaching feature can warn of mistakes and provide advice
  • Computer can be made to play against itself if desired
  • 220 built-in classic games played by human and computer champions
  • Large built-in openings library of approximately 7000 halfmoves
  • Computer evaluation of a position can be displayed on request
  • Computer thinking can be interrupted to make best move found
  • Recognises draws by 3-fold repetition / 50-move rule / stalemate
  • Solves mate-in-2 and mate-in-3 problems
  • 10 built-in mate-in-2 problems for practice
  • Take back or replay up to 8 moves for each side
  • Change sides and / or reverse board at any time
  • Referee mode allows playing both sides or playing against a friend
  • Positions can be set up for computer to analyse

Other Strategy Games

Plays 7 other classic strategy games (Checkers / Draughts, Reversi, Four-in-a-Row, Fox and Geese, Grasshopper / Halma, Nim, Northcote's game) with 16 skill levels for Checkers / Draughts and 10 skill levels for other games

Other General Features

  • 56% larger screen than in tabletop models for ultimate viewing ease
  • Bright backlight for effective play under all lighting conditions
  • Touch sensitive LCD board and message area
  • Stylus slots neatly into unit when not in use
  • 7 selectable languages (English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese)
  • Play rate for displaying moves adjustable from 1 to 10 seconds
  • 10 LCD screen contrast settings
  • Sound can be toggled on or off
  • START button provides menus of commands in message area
  • HELP button displays context-sensitive scrolling messages
  • Automatic power off if game is unattended for longer battery life
  • Positions held in memory when switched off for continuation later
  • Requires 3 x AAA batteries (not included)


  • Unit size: 118 x 71 x 24 mm
  • Sensory LCD screen size: 48 x 60 mm
  • Sensory LCD board size: 48 x 48 mm
  • Sensory LCD board square size: 6 x 6 mm


User Manual | PowerBrain Touch 8 Chess & Games