A Third Kind of Orientation: Head-to-Head

Digital board games are going to be big. If you have any doubt, just check out Scrabble on the iPad. But to get the most out of digital board games, I think we’re going to need a third orientation mode in addition to portrait and landscape: head-to-head, or simply flat.

Of course, you don’t have to wait for devices or operating systems to support a third orientation mode. As long as you have access to the accelerometer, you can program head-to-head mode yourself. Below is an example of why a "flat" orientation makes sense (as well as a demo of iReverse running on a Lenovo X201 multi-touch laptop).