About us

ENOCHIAN CHESS originates partly from Dr John Dee, magus & astrologer to Elizabeth I. His Enochian system of magic was later adapted by adepts of the Victorian Order of the Golden Dawn into "a complete system of training and initiation." We have supplied Enochian Chess sets, books and software to the magical community since 1982, starting with help of a grant from HRH Prince Charles Trust. Some of our original 1980’s sets are still in pristine shape.


This is an historical martial art and board game of Japan in which you are graded based on your tournament performances. All shogi players are ranked by a dan system. In the current system, apprentice players become professional when they achieve the rank of 4-dan. Apprentice players aspiring to become professionals are ranked from 6-kyū to 3-dan. It is a wonderfully dynamic two-player strategy game, superior in my view to the more plodding nature of Chess. Setting up a fortress is more crucial than castling in chess.



Forming and breaking Alliances is part of the rich historical rules options that are built into the software. At the higher and analysis levels, I feel the software in pure strategy variants is unbeatable. There are delayed “time-bomb” moves because each player moves every fourth turn, unlike anything found in chess or shogi. 

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The 31st God
Self-help book

The victorious player in the Egyptian New Kingdom ritual Zenet game is described as the 31st God (or Goddess). The thirty-first House in Zenet is not represented on the board as it is past the final Horus square 30. Instructions on becoming the 31st God(dess), leader of the Thirty are included in this 1st introductory volume in a series about Zenet. "Z.nt" was the olriginal and earliest spelling, but after the Old Kingdom "Z" door-bolt glyph fell into disuse and "S" is used from the Middle Kingdon onwards in the more common "Senet". Many important texts are introduced and analysed here, plus I make some observations about grammar and hieroglyphics essential to understanding the often cryptic nuances involved in the ancient Game Texts. This game seems the only method whereby living and dead communicated directly.

Brief history

Steve Nichols worked as a psychotherapist and NSHAP hypnotherapist in the UK, has an MSc in Neural Computation, MBPsS. Steve has worked intermittently as a games theorist, software developer and publisher since the 1980’s, was originator of primal eye theory in 1979, and started the posthuman movement in 1988.