Many of us have used our smartphones and tablets in the past to play games. But what if you want to use your smartphone to play chess or other games on a real board? The ePawn Arena has you covered. It has physical pieces that you can interact with from your smart device. You get a flexible electronic surface that can identify various objects and track 32 of them at the same time.
The surface can detect the positions, orientations, and rotations of the objects. The Arena lets you play chess, action & strategy games, and everything in between. The free SDK allows developers to connect their apps to the Arena. Like what you see? You may want to support this project on Kickstarter.