1. ArmaTav's Avatar
    BOARDGAMES

    I saw the video of the guy playing Minecraft on a table at E3 and that got me thinking; Why not revive the long lost table top board game?????

    Think about it: What is the biggest drawback of board games nowadays?? Finding partners... That would be easily solved if MS (or some other company) had a game catalog of a few great games and you could log in to find parteners or play with friends.

    Think about it, revamped Hololens versions of;
    Chess
    Risk
    Warhammer
    Settlers of Catan
    LOTR Board Game
    etc
    etc
    etc
    even Monopoly

    To the ones familiar with Warhammer, think about units with cool animations, movement, attacks.... I'm hyperventilating just thinking about it

    You could even see other player's faces if they had a WebCam and wished to be seen by other players.

    To top it of, it would all take place on your living room table. How frigin cool would that be??

    What do you guys think?
    taymur likes this.
    08-03-2015 12:10 PM
  2. Manjeet Thakur's Avatar
    long lost table top board game?????
    08-21-2015 07:55 AM
  3. Ashles's Avatar
    I actually think board games would be a surprisingly popular early application of Hololens.

    D&D where you can appear as whatever avatar you want? And the board and characters would be way better than graph paper and die cast painted figures.
    taymur likes this.
    08-24-2015 07:30 AM
  4. Leonel Funes's Avatar
    If I'm losing, I'd be very tempted to stomp on or kick the other player's pieces - and break something real in the process
    08-24-2015 05:27 PM
  5. ArmaTav's Avatar
    long lost table top board game?????
    Yes. The loooooooooooong lost table top board game.

    Maybe you are lucky and have a few friends that still group arround a kitchen table for a Friday night of Risk or Setlers of Catan but I'd count in tens of years the last time I could do that on a regular basis. My WARCRAFT THE BOARD GAME sits in it's box in mint condition because I used it, like, 5 times ever since I bought it.... over 10 years ago.

    Sadly, grouping arround a table for a marathon of *insert your favorite board game here* died with the birth of cheap Internet and online gaming. Why get out of the house in a cold November night to play with 3 friends if I can stay at home and play with 3.000... hermmm..... "close acquaintances"

    Why do you think something as trivial as Hearthstone has millions of players while the vastly (VASTLY!!!!!!) superior Magic the Gathering is dying out?? Herthstone is simple and meant to be played online while MTG, I don't care how hard WotC, tries, isn't.

    I for one, miss those cold November nights
    Last edited by ArmaTav; 09-11-2015 at 04:58 AM.
    09-11-2015 04:42 AM
  6. ArmaTav's Avatar
    I actually think board games would be a surprisingly popular early application of Hololens.

    D&D where you can appear as whatever avatar you want? And the board and characters would be way better than graph paper and die cast painted figures.
    Right?????

    I'm sure Microsoft already spoted this great opportunity and revamped versions of a few great board games will be available since day 1. Chess, checkers (and a few others) don't even need licensing as far as I know so, it would be development costs only.
    09-11-2015 04:50 AM
  7. taymur's Avatar
    Yeah, this should be a nice implementation for hololens, and since its a UWA, players should be able to join from what ever device.

    This is an amazing idea:

    Last edited by taymur; 09-13-2015 at 01:03 PM.
    09-13-2015 07:12 AM

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