When in Rome is the world's first Alexa-connected board game, travel around the globe answering trivia questions given by city locals from the comfort of your own home
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When In Rome is the first Alexa-powered board gameYears ago, in the heyday of home video, I played a boardgames that used VHS tapes and electronic parts to help spur the action along. From Candy Land VCR to Captain Power, game makers were doing the best they could with a new technology. Now, thanks to Alexa, they can try something even cooler R...
'When In Rome' is a board game you play with Alexa, when she wants to cooperateIf you like travel, trivia, and technology, When in Rome might just be the board game for you. It requires an Amazon Alexa device, like an Echo or Dot, to play. Alexa guides you through the game, while locals ask you questions about their cities.
Digital TrendsJenny McGrath
Alexa-based board games can actually be funBut there is one problem with all of these new and exciting games: You need to learn how to play them. Unlike video games, which you can figure out by jumping into a tutorial and pressing a few buttons, tabletop versions often require you to read the instructions.
World's first voice-augmented board game | SpringwiseLondon-based startup - Sensible Object - has launched the first board game in the world to use voice augmentation. 'When In Rome' is a trivia game on the topic of travel. It is the first in a series of social board games in Sensible Object's Voice Originals range.
I played the first Alexa-enabled board game and it was a real tripIt was inevitable: An honest-to-god physical board game with a digital assistant integration-a robot gamemaster, if you will. When it finally happened, the only question would be: Could it actually be any good? Well, the time has come. Today, London-based Sensible Object has started taking orders in the U.S.