Move, Beam, and Check! Imagineering Tangible Optical Chess on An Interactive Tabletop Display

This article presents Tangible Optical Chess, a tangible version of Optical Chess, a strategy game
implemented on an interactive tabletop display. We discuss the design and implementation of both
systems and report our evaluation game play sessions and our observations during the open house
demonstration events at our research center.

Categories and Subject Descriptors: H.5.2 [Information Interfaces and Presentation]: User
Interfaces—Input devices and strategies (e.g., mouse, touchscreen)

General Terms: Design
Additional Key Words and Phrases: Interactive tabletop interaction, strategy game, chess

ACM Reference Format:
Wu, A., Joyner, D., and Yi-Luen Do, E. 2010. Move, beam, and check! Imagineering tangible optical
chess on an interactive tabletop display. ACM Comput. Entertain. 8, 3, Article 20 (December
2010), 15 pages. DOI = 10.1145/1902593.1902599.

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