Last Gameboard has introduced "Gameboard-1", a digital gaming console that aims to replace old board games with physical components. The idea is simple - most board games only require a marked board and chips that move around it, marking the progress of each player. All this is not difficult to implement with the help of computer graphics, having received a universal console with hundreds of games in memory.
Structurally, Gameboard-1 is a huge tablet or just a panel with a 22-inch multi-touch LCD screen with a resolution of 1920x1920 pixels. It weighs 3 kg and has an integrated battery that provides 4 hours of battery life. The gadget is equipped with a base and GPU, 4GB of DDR4 RAM and a 64GB hard drive. Its own operating system "The Last Gameboard OS" is used for control.
You can connect additional devices to the console, for example, regular tablets to secretly plan your moves. For this, the Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB-C interfaces are used. Gameboard-1 needs an Internet connection to connect to the game library, which can be accessed through a paid subscription. However, gamers can buy their favorite game in their collection.
The startup is raising funds to start production - if everything goes according to plan, the first consoles will arrive at customers in a year, in October 2020. The cost of one game board is $ 349.