- "You come to play Jabba the Hutt to the game of holochex? Well' see how good you are at games that make you think! Ho, ho, ho!"
- ―Jabba Desilijic Tiure
Holochex was a two-player board game, somewhat similar to chess, that was played on Tatooine. Each player began the game with twelve monster-shaped pieces, and was referred to in accordance with their set of pieces' color. The game required the player to capture the opponent's monsters while at the same time he or she was trying to jump theirs. Monsters could only move in straight or diagonal lines. According to the rules, if a pawn was in a position to take the opponent's pawn, it had to do so. Whoever captured all the enemy pieces won the game.
The crime lord Jabba the Hutt himself was fond of this game, and he would sometimes play it with anyone in Mos Espa during his own game venue, or even teach how to play it. The Hutt was renowned as a tough opponent and a master strategist at holochex. At some point prior to the Boonta Eve Classic in 32 BBY, a spacer chanced their luck at Jabba's game plaza and won a few holochex matches against the Hutt.
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Star Wars Math: Jabba's Game Galaxy
- ↑ The New Essential Chronology states that the events of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace took place in 32 BBY, and Ratts Tyerell died during the film. As Tyerell was shown to be alive at Jabba's Game Plaza, it must have taken place before the events of The Phantom Menace.