Covid-19 has had my friends and I playing board games out on each other’s decks so we stay a decent distance apart and have very good air flow to help somewhat reduce our risk. I not here for a Covid-19 debate.
Playing board games outside leads to using weights to hold down card decks all other components which can wear down the finish on the cards and game board sections. Cards sleeves work for the cards but game board sections are beginning to show signs of wear.
My thoughts to try and solve this dilemma is playing on a vacuum table kind of like a reverse air hockey table.
Based on the board games we play I am thinking the following criteria
-36″ x 42″ play area.
-quiet so it does disturb game play (Air hockey table blowers are too loud)
-portable. I was thinking a table topper so it can be sat on any table.
-battery powered. no cords to trip on and can be used while camping.
I have most of it figured out at least in theory and the math checks out for the fluid dynamics, but I have to build it and see.
Anyway if my first one works as planned, I am trying to figure out if there is a potential market for something like this. I cannot find anything like it on the internet.
So my question is as a group of game board designers do you think this is an idea that could be a seller in the board game community?