In Episode IV, on the way to Alderaan aboard the Millennium Falcon, we see Chewbacca playing (and losing) a chess-like game with R2-D2. Does this game have a name? Do we know what its rules are?

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    I always called it "Space Chess." – Adele C May 14 '13 at 15:21
  • "Holo-Chess" was the more common name I heard growing up. – phantom42 May 16 '13 at 12:33

The name of the game is Dejarik as confirmed both by Wookieepedia and my Haynes Corellian YT-1300 Manual.

I am unaware of any official rules but of course fans have created their own unofficial rules to the game

  • That Haynes guide looks awesome. It doesn't appear technical enough, needs more diagrams and instructions! – SynchronizeYourDogma Jan 12 '17 at 18:14

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