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SwapBots bridges the gap between physical and digital play by using an ordinary smartphone or tablet to bring the accompanying toys to life using augmented reality. This application of accessible yet sophisticated mobile augmented reality allows the creation of a video game world around the toy and shifts many of the game’s interactions away from the screen and into the real world. The turn-based battle is simple to play yet difficult to master with thousands of gameplay variations thanks to the customisable toys. Swapping a piece of the toy affects the on-screen gameplay making for a whole new way to engage with a video game.