Media Technology MSc

Electronic Augmentation of Traditional Board Games


Manufacturers of traditional board games are looking for ideas to innovate their products and keep up with the popularity of modern computer games. We developed an idea of how traditional board games can be augmented with modern technology and how electronics can increase the level of excitement and board game pleasure. The concept of a self-conscious gameboard is proposed and its viability demonstrated through a case study in which the popular board game Settlers of Catan was electronically enhanced.


Clim de Boer and Maarten H. Lamers, Electronic Augmentation of Traditional Board Games. In: Proceedings of the 3rd Int Conference on Entertainment Computing (ICEC 2004), LNCS Vol. 3166, Springer, pp 441-444, 2004.