We describe the advantages of two-dimensional (2D), addressable arrays of spherical Paul traps. They would provide the ability to address and tailor the interaction strengths of trapped objects in 2D and could be a valuable new tool for quantum information processing. Simulations of trapping ions are compared to first tests utilizing printed circuit board trap arrays loaded with dust particles. Pair-wise interactions in the array are addressed by means of an adjustable radio-frequency (RF) electrode shared between trapping sites. By attenuating this RF electrode potential, neighboring pairs of trapped objects have their interaction strength increased and are moved closer to one another. In the limit of the adjustable electrode being held at RF ground, the two formerly spherical traps are merged into one linear Paul trap.