With technology changing our lives in many ways, it’s no surprise that we now view even long-established games differently from before. The following are some games that have been transformed in various ways until we’re left with something completely new.
Deal Or No Deal Meets Bingo
Bingo was a simple, low-tech game for almost a century until it went online. Even then, the first online versions were simple attempts to recreate real-life bingo. This proved to be a success as new players joined up to try this way of playing, but the introduction of themed games with new rules to sites like Paddy Power has helped to change the way we think about bingo since then.
The ways to play bingo at Paddy’s include games in the Rainbow Riches and Fluffy Favourites rooms, where the action is based on popular slots. There are also Deal or No Deal versions where the TV show is introduced to the classic gameplay. In this case, features include the Banker making an offer to winning players and random multipliers.
The Monopoly Movie Is On The Way
It isn’t yet clear what technology will be used to bring the Monopoly movie to life, or even when we can look forward to seeing this film’s release. This project has been rumored for years but after several years of silence, Lionsgate recently revealed that it’s planning to go ahead with a movie based on the popular board game.
Ridley Scott was the potential director when this movie was first discussed and after that, director Tim Story and actor Kevin Hart were both linked with it. With Lionsgate buying the eOne content from Hasbro for a reported $500 million, it seems that this project is likely to get the go-ahead, giving us the fascinating prospect of the Monoploy board being brought to our screens using the latest technology.
Dungeons & Dragons Gets Augmented Reality
Dungeons & Dragons has been a huge success since it was launched in the mid-1970s but what was once a humble, low-tech board game has now become a multimedia sensation. As well as inspiring movies and diverse mobile games such as Baldur’s Gate, D&D has also now moved into the age of augmented reality (AR).
This is thanks to the ARcana software that promises to change the way we think about the game. Developed by Mirrorscape, it allows players to make maps and play others in real time. The AR version works by projecting the 3D game from a mobile device onto the player’s chosen flat surface. It raised over $400,000 against its target of $50,000 during a short Kickstarter campaign in 2022, with more than 3,700 backers.
These examples let us see how classic games continue to be a big part of our lives but in different ways from before. As the latest technology gets increasingly used to transform these games in fascinating ways, we can look forward to seeing new ways of playing and other ways of getting caught up in the universes created by these games.