Has anybody seen the demos for Microsoft Surface? Here’s a demo they released today: http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2011/jan11/01-06MSSurfaceSamsungPR.mspx
It’s a touch-screen computer in a tabletop that can recognize objects placed on top of it. With a good A&A program, you could do amazing things:
-You could have the game board appear on the screen. Instead of using tokens to represent territorial control, the map itself would change color.
-You could have running totals for each country’s income that would change as you moved your units pieces. You could have a running tally of the total number of various units each country has.
-The game would know the moves each unit had made and could tell you when you’re making an illegal move.
-You could pick up a plane on your combat move, and the table could show you all the possible targets and resulting landing spots.
-The game could record all of the moves and give you a game recap when you finish. You could analyze things like income over time or number of tanks per country.