'Mask of Anubis' Combines Virtual Reality and Gaming

By: Laura McQuarrie - Apr 7, 2016
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Virtual reality and gaming go hand-in-hand, but Mask of Anubis is a board game that enhances ordinary gameplay with cutting-edge technology.

The game challenges players to venture into a pyramid in order to retrieve a lost treasure. While this storyline could play out using only a board game format, Mask of Anubis enhances the game's story with immersive virtual reality content. It can be incredibly costly for consumers to acquire virtual reality headsets, but this board game includes a shapely paper headpiece (inspired by the Egyptian god Anubis) that's used in conjunction with a smartphone.

Through the lens of the VR headpiece, users are able to get a glimpse of the maze inside the pyramid. With enough exploring, they'll be able to piece together the location of the treasure and win the game.