Board games go back to thousands of years when rocks were used instead of numerical values in a dice. To play board games in this new era of electronic gadgets and gizmos, GIC has come up with the DICE+.
This new invention is an electronic dice which can be rolled. Now the firm is looking for partners who are willing to collaborate with them in making digital display screens for the virtual board games.
Most board games involve both luck and strategy. But an important feature of them is the amount of randomness/luck involved, as opposed to skill.
Some games, such as chess, depend almost entirely on the player’s skill. But many board games are mainly decided by luck and Snakes and Ladders is an example which require no decision making abilities from the players.
A player may be hampered by a few poor rolls of the dice in Risk or Monopoly, but over many games, a good player will win more often. While some purists consider luck not to be a desirable component of a game, others counter that elements of luck can make for far more diverse and multi-faceted strategies, as concepts such as expected value and risk management must be considered.
Currently, the dice can be powered with microUSB and charge will last to about 20 hours. The DICE+’s special casing guarantees the safety of any display.
The ‘anti-cheat’ system will be ensuring fair play and this device is very easy to carry. In short, buying this device is definitely a win-win for any consumer.