entertaible.jpg Over at sister site Gamasutra, we've just posted a news story about Philips' Entertaible, a hybrid gaming technology which continues the company's interest in the area following its recent announcements regarding its amBX 'ambient gaming technology'.

The Entertaible, currently just at a concept stage, "...comprises a 30-inch horizontal LCD, sophisticated touch screen-based multi-object position detection, and all supporting control electronics, and, according to the firm, "...allows the players to engage in a new class of electronic game 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.""

There are also hi-res pictures of the current Entertaible set-up on Philips' site - perhaps our universal dream of board games as exciting as the Star Trek 3D chess set is closer than we think?