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Game Technologies Rolls With Digital Dice
10/2/2013

 An exploded view of Game Technologies's Dice+ controller.   (Source: Game Technologies)
An exploded view of Game Technologies's Dice+ controller.
(Source: Game Technologies)

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Elizabeth M
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Re: Now that's really useful
Elizabeth M   10/7/2013 3:34:41 AM
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That's the thing, William K--that would not only end up some people in very hot water at casinos, but could take the fun out of games. I'm not sure this is one area where technology need be applied, to be honest.

metalmind
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Re: Now that's really useful
metalmind   10/7/2013 1:27:29 PM
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I actually love the concept. We've got so many board games with incomplete pieces that have gone missing over the years, so it'd be nice to have just one gamepiece for everything. Hoping for a greater variety of titles, but the tech/analog fusion here is neat.

William K.
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electronic versions of board games?
William K.   10/7/2013 2:54:36 PM
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I just don't see how an on-screen version of a board game would be the same. Part of the fun is the board. And if you are not able to hange onto the pieces then you really need to waste money and buy another one. IT IS NOT THAT HARD to keep the pieces to a game, really. Except that those folks with the 3 millisecond attention span probably would have a problem. But who should care.

Debera Harward
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Re: Now that's really useful
Debera Harward   10/7/2013 3:43:26 PM
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Thanks Cabe for this interesting post , Yes by all such posts we come to know where exactly the technology is going . Dice+ is really very good innovation and creativity . New technology has created and invented many things but i really liked the idea of reforming the old traditional games with the help of technology.

Debera Harward
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Re: Now that's really useful
Debera Harward   10/7/2013 3:47:58 PM
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According to me Dice+ will bridge the gap between board and video games , The question can come in our minds that what is the use of this dice when there are many other games in out tablets , mobiles ipads, laptops and so on, but according to me the use of this dice helps to make person realize that he himself is playing the game not the computer it is used to build interest or involvment of the player it makes the player realize that the game is in his hands

Debera Harward
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Debera Harward   10/7/2013 3:56:49 PM
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I came across that this dice should be thrown from a particular designed height . If the throw is good and proper it will result in green light if not then it will end up with red light . The charging period for this dice is approximately 20 Hours .

metalmind
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Re: electronic versions of board games?
metalmind   10/19/2013 12:24:42 PM
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i just received my Dice+ and after playing with it for a bit -- it's more like a video game console for board games, and a theoretically infinite amount of them at that. it adds a cool element to the game. plus you're still mostly interacting with the board itself, just like in a traditional game. "Rumble stumble" is fun to play with another person - it's essentially twister with your fingers.

it's a little larger than I expected, but I've gotten used to it. overall, thumbs up :) 

Cabe Atwell
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Cabe Atwell   10/23/2013 6:45:52 PM
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Cool as Dice+ is, there is still a draw to the old school plain dice. It is hard to disagree, but a D20 or D30 is just plain cool.

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