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Kids find new use for Skylanders Giants figures with chess

After learning that the upcoming Skylanders title, Swap Force, will include a new Portal of Power and starter park, Family Gamer TV owner Andy Robertson and his children found a new use for the old sets: modified chess games. The portal, which normally is used to transfer physical figurines to playable characters in the Skylanders series, now acts as a way to power "safe spots" during play. The game uses old Skylanders figures and several new rules. Winged figures can move two squares in a straight line. Shoot figures can take out pieces in their line of sight. Bomb figures can eliminate any pieces around them within a two-square radius. When a character stands in a portal hot spot and lights up, it cannot be taken. The video, which you can watch above, outlines the rules and provides...

Skylanders Giants Releases
North America
  • Wii
    • Released 10/21/2012
    • Publisher Activision
    • Developer Toys for Bob
    • Score 8
  • PlayStation 3
    • Released 10/21/2012
    • Publisher Activision
    • Developer Toys for Bob
    • Score 8
  • Xbox 360
    • Released 10/21/2012
    • Publisher Activision
    • Developer Toys for Bob
    • Score 8
  • Nintendo 3DS
    • Released 10/21/2012
    • Publisher Activision
    • Developer Toys for Bob
  • Wii U
    • Released 11/18/2012
    • Publisher Activision
    • Developer Toys for Bob
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