The technological evolution in the mobile sector has experienced an exponential growth in the last years. The number of functionalities has grown, and of course the way we use these devices has changed. Starting with calls and messages, introducing cameras, implementing Internet connectivity, and finally introducing the sensor technology, we arrive to today's smartphones. Following this trend, a popular application as gaming has extended its domain from home computers and consoles to the mobile realm. While there are many developers working on modern game genres, we devised a mobile game that join the rediscovery of ancient board games with the pleasure to play on a smart device. Through the development of the digital version of a game that was played centuries ago, we have created a very attractive tool able to raise the interest of children toward ancient history. We hence discuss here our attempt to digitally rediscover and enhance an ancient board game called "Fox and Geese"

Fox and geese: A digital ancient board game

Gottardo J.;Bujari A.;Gaggi O.;Palazzi C. E.
2019

Abstract

The technological evolution in the mobile sector has experienced an exponential growth in the last years. The number of functionalities has grown, and of course the way we use these devices has changed. Starting with calls and messages, introducing cameras, implementing Internet connectivity, and finally introducing the sensor technology, we arrive to today's smartphones. Following this trend, a popular application as gaming has extended its domain from home computers and consoles to the mobile realm. While there are many developers working on modern game genres, we devised a mobile game that join the rediscovery of ancient board games with the pleasure to play on a smart device. Through the development of the digital version of a game that was played centuries ago, we have created a very attractive tool able to raise the interest of children toward ancient history. We hence discuss here our attempt to digitally rediscover and enhance an ancient board game called "Fox and Geese"
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