The Vorpal Board aims to revolutionize the remote tabletop gaming and late pledge are now available for those who missed the Kickstarter. Our Lead Tabletop Editor Mike wrote up a preview and had a chance to discuss the product with the co-founder of the company.
Vorpal Board is the platform that enables you to play your favorite tabletop games with friends online using the actual pieces. Whether you live halfway around the world or two doors over, we know how hard it can be to get your gaming group together. With Vorpal Board never let life or distance get in the way of playing the games you love.
Game hosts use our smartphone app and mounting arm to stream anything on the table in high resolution. The card scanning box is used to privately scan cards or tiles for remote players. The Vorpal Board web application includes integrated video chat and a shared virtual tabletop so everyone feels like they are sitting at the same table.
As part of developing the Vorpal Board platform, we tried every phone mounting arm we could find on the market and none met the requirements that we had to enable a simple and flexible board streaming setup. Our mounting arm attaches securely with a padded clamp to protect your table. It can stretch to a maximum length of 43 inches allowing it to be positioned to stream even the largest game layouts. The phone cradle supports 360 degrees of rotation and tilt enabling unlimited view angles. Fine adjustments to the phone position can be easily made to ensure optimal board alignment.
Our card scanning box is made from laser cut, aircraft grade walnut and birch plywood. Each unit is hinged with leather and rivets to fold down for easy storage. Together with the Vorpal Board app, the scanning box uses computer vision to enable game hosts to scan cards for remote players face down to maintain secrecy. No game assets need to be pre-built; everything is scanned in real time.
Don’t miss this second chance to get your hands on this awesome product and stay tuned to Gaming Trend for all your tabletop news.
A father of three with a degree in Mathematics, Jason has spent the last 4 years building his passion for tabletop games. With a collection of well over 300 games he spends a night each week with his family introducing them to new concepts and equipping them with problem-solving skills. Jason enjoys a large variety of games but some of his favorite include Architects of the West Kingdom, Blood Rage, and Terraforming Mars.