Philips LCD For Multiplayer Tabletop Gaming

Rally around the coffee table for some gaming with your friends on a big touch screen?  Sounds cool eh?  It is for sure, have a look...

"The Entertaible concept is a tabletop gaming platform that marries traditional multi-player board and computer games in a uniquely simple and intuitive way. Entertaible comprises a 32-inch horizontal LCD, sophisticated touch screen-based multi-object position detection, and all supporting control electronics. It allows the players to engage in a new class of electronic games which combines the features of computer gaming, such as dynamic playing fields and gaming levels, with the social interaction and tangible playing pieces, such as pawns and dies, of traditional board games. "

A very cool concept indeed, from the minds at Philips.  You can think of a few more applications for this type of format for a touch screen LCD.  Talk about fun, virtual Monopoly anyone?  I'm buying Boardwalk and putting up a high rise that will own your wallet on the next turn...  (geeks not included)