Rethinking the Future of Board Games

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Jonathan Liu is rethinking the future of board games:

We aren’t at the stage described in the Science Daily article yet, with bits of cardboard that respond automatically to placement and movement. But since last February I’ve played Carcassonne on my iPod with friends hundreds of miles away. I’ve gotten to see a very cool implementation of Settlers of Catan on a Microsoft Surface table. I’m intrigued by early descriptions of the Duo Device that works in conjunction with an iPad to play a party game. I’m still not entirely ready to give up my cardboard and wood and paper, but I am ready to concede that the future of board games will incorporate technology more and more.

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