Sunday, June 19, 2005

What was the game Chewbacca and R2D2 played while on the Millennium Falcon?

The game is called Dejarik, also spelled Djari.

Dejarik was a popular game which withstood the test of time better than nearly any other game in the galaxy. A hologram generator sat within a table-sized cylindrical base, with a black-and-white checkerboard pattern on the top surface. When active, a full-color, three-dimensional hologram of the playing pieces (which measure between 5-30 cm tall) would be projected on the board. The pieces all resembled creatures, real and mythic, from throughout the galaxy, including the Mantellian Savrip, Molator, Ghhhk, Grimtaash, Houjix, and Monnok. These pieces, when moved by the player, actually acted out the moves as if really specimens of their species.