Chess is a brutal cerebral game, and if you feel as though your human opponents aren’t up to scratch, why not try out the 2Robot? This unique droid ought to be able to replace your immediate chess mentor (assuming you’re the average person who has more than a passing interest in this ancient game), as it boasts an excellent teaching module to increase your skills. In addition, you can set it to speed mode for a much faster game as you learn to increase your proficiency in speed chess. The 2Robot doesn’t require you to move its pieces as it comes with a robotic arm that picks up its own piece during each move. It will be available this September for £119.99, and threatening to remove its batteries won’t make it back down from check-mating you.