Tabletop Games and Electronics

Tabletop games have been around for centuries. There are tons of different styles of games from purely spoken ones, board games, card games, role-playing games, and even pen-and-paper games. While many wouldn’t be greatly improved by the inclusion of electronic components, there are some who could be streamlined by technology.

Monopoly is an example of a game that was made more user-friendly by the inclusion of technology. Some newer versions of it include electronic banks, allowing players to make transactions more easily, without having to count out all of their money every time they consider buying or selling a property.

dice d&dThis got me thinking about what other games could be improved by similar electronics. I think an electronic module would be really handy for Dungeons & Dragons, though very complicated. It could keep track of how many daily spells an individual has, inventory, hit points, and other statistics.

What other games do you think could benefit from electronic add-ons?

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