You might have heard of a research project that Microsoft has been working on called Microsoft Surface. It’s essentially a touch screen that can recognise tagged objects. I get the impression that it was inspired by the vertical transparent user interfaces in that Tom Cruise movie, Minority Report. There’s a CrunchGear article about it here and the video embedded below.
Now how excellent would this be for all sorts of table top games. The guys in the video are playing DnD, but it could be used for any sort of board or table top game, from Chess to a game of Warhammer.
I could even see standard computer games translated to this sort of surface technology. Anyone for Warcraft 1, 2, or 3?