Philips has produce a prototype touchscreen board game called Entertaible, on show at CES.
The Entertaible features a 30in LCD with an advanced touchscreen that can detect multiple objects via an array of infrared LEDs and photodiodes mounted around the edge of the screen.
Traditional touchscreen technology can recognise only a single input, making it unsuitable for multiplayer games.
Philips has produced a demo taxi game where players move their pieces around a grid that represents a street map. The device will be too expensive for home use at first, but it's anticipated that it could be incorporated into casinos or bars.
The Entertaible could, in theory, be hooked up to any PC or gaming platform, and Philips is anticipating games developers will produce more advanced games for the device.