The future of games

Board games that is…

Once upon a time, a board game consisted of a board, some pawns and some dice. Over the years, game designers added more and more props. Dynamic game play was possible, but you had to do all the work.

Now, Philips Research have developed the Entertaible. Pawns and dice are still around, but now the board itself can change during play. My friend Peter Sels did some of the programming.

Since they’re only at the prototype stage, the price tag will likely be too high for some time, even for Santa. Maybe in a few years they’ll sell a “1000 in 1” board game for $19.95…

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