Boris Electronic Chess Computer Title: Boris Electronic Chess Computer
Manufacturer: Applied Concepts, Inc.
Date: 1977
Category: Fixed-application digital computer: entertainment
Dimensions: 3 1/2 x 9 3/4 x 6 3/4 in.
Accession: 102647279

By the early 1980s, computer software companies and others began selling dedicated chess computers and boards. Some consumer chess boards included interesting features, such as feedback and evaluation, that allowed beginners to improve their game. Boris displayed messages in response to the player’s moves such as: “I expected that.”