Katie Holt


Entangle combines the analogue and digital, utilising existing lights and speakers in the home to enhance gameplay and create an immersive experience.

The gameboards use conductive ink to locate pieces, with the bases on game pieces completing the printed circuits when placed down. This information is relayed to a SmartHub, which processes the data and sends signals to lights and speakers in the room. Through this connection with the ‘Internet of Things’ the atmosphere in the room can be intensified, e.g., by dimming the lights and speeding up the background music at key moments in gameplay. The analogue charm of board gaming is maintained, and a minimum of electronic components is included in the physical game as consumers already own the expensive SmartHub.

BA(Hons)Design for Industry
Northumbria University