Square Off bringing together the Physical and Digital Worlds

Square Off, the team that introduced the world to its range of smart chessboards, has further enhanced the experience of playing chess by introducing a video calling feature. Perhaps now it's finally the time for me to learn how to play chess. Anyone wants to play with me?

Through the video calling feature, the users can connect with others anywhere in the world and play as though they were sitting in front of each other. While the shutdowns owing to the Covid-19 pandemic have confined people indoors, this feature was welcomed with gusto by the ‘Square Off’ players. It definitely provides the much needed social connection which happens to be a big essence of the game.

Though the current outbreak has put a halt to most sports around the world, chess has been on the rise. The new-found time, feasibility and appeal of online gaming, are some of the factors for its increased popularity. ‘Square Off’ has experienced a 30% hike in the players logging in to play the game on their boards.

“This is an exciting time for the chess community. The lockdowns have motivated people to rediscover their passion and the chess community is expanding. We are glad to see that ‘Square Off’ is helping stay connected with their loved ones. The recent addition to the video calling feature was the call of the hour and we are thrilled for the response it has received. It takes the experience of connected board gaming one notch ahead. We are constantly innovating to provide the most quintessential gaming experience.”.- Bhavya Gohil, CEO,

Square Off’s products function in the upcoming realm of connected board gaming, with a focus on automated movements, adaptive AI, global connectivity, and personalized coaching making the boards quite desirable in the innovators and early adopters’ circles as well. For more information make sure to check out https://squareoffnow.com/

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I'm a Brazilian product designer based in Oakland, California currently working for Google as a Staff Designer. I am also the founder of Abduzeedo, an award-winning digital publication about design and a personal project that has become the source of inspiration for millions of designers and enthusiasts.

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