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Designing an Augmented Reality Board Games with children: The BattleBoard 3D experience

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  • Kaj Grønbæk
  • Sune Kristensen, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Troels L. Andersen, Innovation Lab, Denmark
  • Bjørn W. Nielsen, IT-Vest Multimedier, Denmark
  • Department of Computer Science
This paper discusses the design of Battleboard 3D (BB3D) which is an ARToolkit based game prototype, featuring the use of LEGO bricks for the physical and digital pieces. BB3D is a novel type of an AR game augmenting traditional board games with features from computer games. The initial experiments involving kids indicate that it is promising with respect to add computer games excitement to board games and to add a social dimension to computer games. The paper discusses the concept for the game, implementation issues, the physical setting for the game, user interfaces, as well as tailorable pieces and warriors. Based on qualitative experiments with children, we discuss central design issues for future AR board games.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2004 conference on Interaction Design and Children : Building a Community
Number of pages2
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication year2004
ISBN (print)1-58113-791-5
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventConference on Interaction Design and Children. IDC 2004 - Maryland, United States
Duration: 1 Jun 20043 Jun 2004
Conference number: 3


ConferenceConference on Interaction Design and Children. IDC 2004
LandUnited States

    Research areas

  • Augmented reality, ARToolkit, design with children, game interfaces, multi-user board games, LEGO

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