Yoyn is an entry in the world of interactive board gaming. They make a platform with a 10 x 10 to hold game board overlays, controllers, and a USB connection to a computer running an application. They’re looking for game designs, distribution, marketing, and probably cash.
In the accompanying video with highly annoying music, I see what looks to be a pretty clunky product, more of a proof-of-concept by a college design team than a professional competitor for the likes of the Ipad. Perhaps a few years too late?
If I am putting out the board, playing pieces and rolling dice then why wouldn’t I just play a board game?
Seems like a really odd idea
Well, digital interface would let you play others around the Internet, at the very least.
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Maybe, they should have shown other visuals. Instead of representing the board itself on the screen, they should just use the screen for supporting visuals and for example for score indications.
I do like the idea of playing a regular board games (board and pawns) in combination with cool animations and sounds, it’s better than playing board games at your computer (or other devices).