A low-cost infrastructure for tabletop games

  • Wolfe C
  • Smith J
  • Graham T
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Abstract

Tabletop games provide an intimate gaming experience where groups of friends can interact in a shared space using shared physical props. Digital tabletop games show great promise in bringing this experience to video game players. However the cost of developing tabletop games is high due to the need for expensive hardware and complex software. In this paper, we introduce EquisFTIR, a low-cost hardware and software infrastructure for digital tabletop gaming. We illustrate the infrastructure through Asterocks, a novel tabletop game.

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Authors

  • Christopher Wolfe

  • J. David Smith

  • T. C. Nicholas Graham

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