Arcade1Up's Infinity Game Table: Board games on demand [EXCLUSIVE first look]

We get an exclusive first look at Arcade1Up’s prototype for the Infinity Game Table, a touch-screen system for playing digital versions of board games.

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  1. Jä on May 5, 2021 at 12:31 am

    you can also put real tokens on it, or at least you should be

  2. Poncho Edderds on May 5, 2021 at 12:31 am

    Uh, no. I need a way to knock over all the pieces when I’m losing.

  3. Pie Luvr on May 5, 2021 at 12:32 am

    Now how are cheaters going 2 cheat 😳🤔

  4. Torben Ravnsbæk on May 5, 2021 at 12:33 am

    Great video!
    Your idea about chess, i played that 30 years ago on my Amiga 500

  5. Konata213 on May 5, 2021 at 12:33 am

    Lazy concept. You should at least be able to roll dice.

    Holographic features are not out of reach/budget either.

    Putting a TV right side up and putting apps on it? The only thing ambitious about that is charging $600

  6. Francisco Dias on May 5, 2021 at 12:34 am

    This guy just invented the wet water! wow!

  7. DarkRa on May 5, 2021 at 12:35 am

    The funny thing is Monoploy and Uno has been online and multiplayer. Also others has too .

  8. D San on May 5, 2021 at 12:36 am

    Did they spell it wrong

  9. Andro dibox on May 5, 2021 at 12:36 am

    Buy the game for like $5 on your iPad

  10. doug whiddon on May 5, 2021 at 12:36 am

    Looks cool. Would be great for D&D players. Needs to integrate with peoples smartphones for things like scrabble. I’m glad that this is designed to lay down. That has been my biggest concern with putting a flat screen TV into a table-top for roleplaying.

  11. Easdon Liddell on May 5, 2021 at 12:37 am

    This would be awesome with tabletop simulation type steam workshop so you could add your own games

  12. Indeo lok on May 5, 2021 at 12:41 am

    моя идея 20 летней давности

  13. Adams Brew on May 5, 2021 at 12:41 am

    They should have created real life game pieces that can be detected and tracked by the digital board game. You could have real monopoly tokens for example. to move around the board — the game would still take care of all the chore part of board games, score keeping, etc – but still give you that tactile feel.

    I had a digital chess game back in the early 90s that used real pieces – you would press each piece down on the start and end position. As much as tech has evolved, surely they could do a much more sophisticated version with a tablet like display.

  14. Ace2020boyd on May 5, 2021 at 12:42 am

    The original surface table was awesome. Had a card shield that makes your cards visible and dice were real

  15. Toe Cutter on May 5, 2021 at 12:42 am

    Unfortunately, Arcade1UP will probably build like 50 of these, with half of them going to YouTubers and the other half going for sale on eBay at 2X of retail. It’s still beyond me how these established vendors use Kickstarter to fund product development.

  16. billy fraiser on May 5, 2021 at 12:43 am

    Board games within the next 20 years will come with a screen like this. RPG board games will benefit the most from this…… games like Gloomhaven with lots of different scenarios. Having to take time to set up the board for each scenario will be a thing of the past. The game would still come with physical things too, like minis and cards and other things. It wouldn’t be 100% digital on screen stuff.

    And imagine being able to connect it to the internet, to update it…. to gain new scenarios and stuff.

  17. Gareth Beaton on May 5, 2021 at 12:44 am

    Can i pop pads and usb games emulaters

  18. Mr Mr on May 5, 2021 at 12:45 am

    she cant even throw a board game off a table, correctly.

  19. mercster on May 5, 2021 at 12:45 am

    They could release game pieces that would be detected by the touchscreen, for that tangible feel.

  20. Kevin Sippel Jr on May 5, 2021 at 12:47 am

    Just make sure Ubisoft doesn’t get their classic game-killing paws on this thing.

  21. asadadon on May 5, 2021 at 12:47 am

    I’ll be watching this with great interest.

  22. Set on May 5, 2021 at 12:49 am

    It’s a neat idea especially for the online play part but I think a lot of people tend to play board games when the power and internet go out.

  23. ToxicxNoctus on May 5, 2021 at 12:52 am

    would be nice to implement maps for DnD of some sort

  24. Arcade Alchemist on May 5, 2021 at 12:52 am

    i bet it’s overpriced

  25. microknight1 on May 5, 2021 at 12:54 am

    An off the shelf screen in a coffee table, really. ALL board games are square. Make a square display and I’ll buy into your intentions…

  26. Euryale Music on May 5, 2021 at 12:54 am

    I didn´t know I already have one of those with my HP touch screen all-in-one…

  27. drewdogg77 on May 5, 2021 at 12:56 am

    how much will each game cost though? I doubt it will come with all those games.

  28. Pinman1973 on May 5, 2021 at 12:57 am

    Giant for her maybe . . . . That thing is way to small !

  29. Stuart Gould on May 5, 2021 at 12:59 am

    1:29 you have hands down the best version of Risk! 2210 is the best! Take the moon!

  30. Ray of Sunlight on May 5, 2021 at 1:00 am

    i would want one if there could be any Bots(Players controlled by Artificial Intelligence,aka AI) to play with

    see,players online are most of time rude,bad mannered, disrespectful and salty,ans some may rage quit

    Also,you don’t always have someone to play with,not everyone has friends,and not everyone knows how to play the game

    so,Bots,besides of serving a good way to practice,allows you to still play the game,and fill those empty slots if you want,and they will play at any moment,any time,any game mode,any rule supply,and they never,get tired of playing with you,and also make videogames live forever

    that’s why i prefer digital versions of board games,because i can play by myself,and still play the game

  31. Chris Peterson on May 5, 2021 at 1:01 am

    They should integrate phone connections like jackbox so that you can play games that require secret knowledge like most card games.

  32. Roger Kreil on May 5, 2021 at 1:01 am

    Cool! 😀

  33. GuruChaz on May 5, 2021 at 1:02 am

    Need to be able to play D&D on it…or hack it to do so.

  34. nobody important on May 5, 2021 at 1:04 am

    That chess game she was wishing for is called Archon. It was released on the NES in 1983…

  35. good guy on May 5, 2021 at 1:05 am

    where was this during the pandemic

  36. Edwin on May 5, 2021 at 1:06 am

    So much potential and then you can play games like Sorry and Battleship. With al cool boardgames that have come out over the year couldn’t they give a better selection? It can be mainstream doenst have to be obscure games but why no Catan, Splendor, Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride, 7 Wonders etc…

  37. Michael Isenhour on May 5, 2021 at 1:10 am

    I want to play yugioh on this table

  38. Quentin Browne on May 5, 2021 at 1:10 am


  39. joshua goard on May 5, 2021 at 1:10 am

    This thing is actually a really bad idea. It’s going to be like seven hundred bucks and 4 games that require cards you going to have to use your cell phone. So family game night, which most people do because they want to get themselves and their kids off their phones is going to require you to use your phones and no one’s going to be paying attention to the game. Plus 99% human beings are going to have all the games that you to actually play on this in their closet already. So you’re paying like seven hundred bucks for a hundred games and 95 of them you’ve never heard of and will never play and everyone is still on their phones… Fail

  40. Victor Victor on May 5, 2021 at 1:13 am

    I thought about something like that except have it controlled by smartphones of at least 6 players playing a racing game .

  41. Squintis on May 5, 2021 at 1:14 am

    …what happened to the Microsoft table?

    Cool idea. Probably gonna be too expensive though.

  42. peterah7957 on May 5, 2021 at 1:15 am

    Definitely a market for this!

  43. Dukhlovi on May 5, 2021 at 1:15 am

    Is it beer proof ?

  44. Alex Flores on May 5, 2021 at 1:16 am

    This would be interesting to play pen and paper RPG games. Segmenting the screen to allow multiple players and to animate the campaign.

  45. Ryan Chadwick on May 5, 2021 at 1:16 am

    Does it have Twilight Imperium? If not… this is meant for children.

  46. Mr Danny Lane on May 5, 2021 at 1:16 am

    They finally did what I told them to do except with board games. Thank you!

  47. BadNewz Jerm on May 5, 2021 at 1:18 am

    Just buy Tabletop Simulator on steam. It has every board and card game ever and you can play online with random people or friends.

  48. ikissedalady200 on May 5, 2021 at 1:20 am

    This would be time well spent with my kids. Just make sure that games like chess and backgammon are not too cute, or have an option to remove the cuteness.

  49. Roberto Silva on May 5, 2021 at 1:20 am

    Too bad people didn’t like the idea of big tablets. It stopped at 24" with the Nabi BigTab HD (wich I have) too bad it’s locked and had custom cable connectors to expand it…

  50. Tom on May 5, 2021 at 1:25 am

    I’m in!

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