You Can Now Play ‘Star Wars’ Holochess on Your iPhone, But Please Let the Wookie Win

This is some geeky fun.

Star Wars Holochess Promo

Heading to Alderaan and got some time to kill?

iPhone and iPad owners can now play the same holographic board game from Star Wars: Episode IV that entertained Chewbacca and R2-D2 aboard the Millennium Falcon—and wowed audiences way back in 1977.

The latest update to the free Jedi Challenges app now allows anyone running iOS 11 to enjoy a Dejarik match without pricey augmented reality glasses.

Eighteen different levels across six planets offer between two to three hours of gameplay, according to Gizmodo.


It’s all possible thanks to the app’s new compatibility with ARKit, Apple’s augmented reality development platform. 

For the full Jedi Challenges experience—which includes Lightsaber Battles and Strategic Combat game modes—you’ll still need to purchase Lenovo’s $150 Mirage AR headset.  

Just remember to always let the Wookiee win. 

h/t: Engadget