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I believe I played the original khet a few years ago, now I notice there is a "2.0 version". Could anyone point out the main differences?

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I heard there is a beam splitter accessory for khet 1.0. Is there something similar for khet 2.0 ? – user1095 Mar 26 '11 at 6:14
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From ThinkGeek:

For those of you that loved the original Khet, you're gonna just flip for Khet 2.0, but we'll sum up game play for you who are new to the game. In Khet 2.0 Laser Game, there are four types of playing pieces, and two of them have mirrors. Game play is simple, and easy to learn, as there are only a few movement choices. The goal is to eliminate your opponent's Pharaoh. And, you eliminate the Pharaoh just like they did in olden times - by firing a red laser! And this is where Khet 2.0 kicks the game up a notch.

In the original Khet, the lasers were part of the board. But in Khet 2.0, the lasers are built in to special Sphinx pieces that perch in the corner and can now rotate to change the angle of the beam (because of this change, the board is very slim and now built to travel)! Your laser is fired after your turn and bounces from mirrored piece to mirrored piece (always shooting off at a 90 degree angle). If the laser hits any piece on a non-reflective surface (with one exception we'll leave as a surprise), that piece is removed from play. If you eliminate your opponent's Pharaoh, you win. If you eliminate your own Pharaoh, you will be mocked for all time (because it is possible). Khet 2.0 Laser Game is the next generation of the best laser game of all time.

So it seems that the form factor has changed, the lasers can be rotated, and there's a new piece added.

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Doesn't moving the lasers increase complexity too much? Has anyone tried both? – o0'. Feb 22 '11 at 14:33
The new lasers don't significantly change the complexity, as they don't move in a normal game. The only rules change there is the ability to rotate 90 degrees to fire 'left'. – Tynam Jun 12 '12 at 10:11

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