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Travis Mayweather and Malcolm Reed play chess. ("Observer Effect")

Krenn and Spock's game.

Chess is a game which originated on Earth, akin to the Klingon klin zha or Romulan latrunculo. (TOS novel: The Final Reflection)

Bajoran, Cardassian and Klingon variants of chess existed as well. (DS9 novel: Proud Helios)

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The traditional two-dimensional variation later gave rise to more complicated successors such as three-dimensional chess. (TOS episode: "Where No Man Has Gone Before")

Eventually, a game called four-dimensional chess was formulated. (TOS novel: My Enemy, My Ally)

Both Hikaru Sulu and James T. Kirk compared the robot knights they encountered on Argylus to chessmen. (TOS comic: "Child's Play")

Jeremy Grayson, a Human ancestor of Spock, was a grand master level chess player. (TOS novel: Strangers from the Sky)

Benjamin Sisko had an old chessboard on Deep Space 9 that he brought from Earth. (DS9 novel: The Big Game, DS9 episode: "Equilibrium")

When Harry Kim referred to kal-toh as "Vulcan chess" in 2374, Tuvok commented that "kal'toh is to chess as chess is to tic-tac-toe". (VOY episode: "Alter Ego")


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