Handing a kid a game with lasers might seem like a recipe for dual-sibling blindness but with this new game from ThinkFun, it’s a recipe for a solid half-hour of absorption. Chess-like, more than chess itself, Laser Chess involves 26 mirrored pieces on a chess set with two small lasers. The goal is to hit the opposing players with your laser. Along the way, your kid (and let’s face it, you) learn about angles of refraction and reflection and, naturally, that lasers are cool. Because they are.

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