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Are you Kingdomino Ready?

Calling all Board Game Enthusiasts for a virtual Board Game Championship! In collaboration with our Friend 'UNLOCKED CAFE' and NGO partner ‘Alankaar’, we are excited to bring to you 'The Ultimate Kingdomino Championship' at the comfort of your homes. It is the perfect way to spend a Sunday and have some fun!Winner takes home prizes worth more than ₹ 5000/-. We will be announcing 3 winners. First Prize: Arboretum (a top-rated beautiful strategy card game) and Unlocked F&B Voucher for 'Meal...

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Year in Review – Part 2

If you haven't already, check out Part 1. This is Part 2, in our series of digging into our data. It took us some time to put this together. The current situation gave us an opportunity to spend time putting this together. In this post, we dive deeper into games sold and their publishers, and the timeframe being used for all the analysis, is April '19 to March '20. (more…)

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Aesthetics, appeal & artwork, 7 board games that will make you drool

If you’re a board game enthusiast (let’s be honest and call you a fanatic), you’re not just obsessed with playing games but also owning them. You know the most popular and prolific board game designers and you know who has done the artwork for your favorite games. And every time a new game goes into production you’re in an agony of indecision. After poring over the artwork and all the game components, it is no longer about whether you...

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Covid Diaries #1

Loved Co-Ops? Well, we're all playing one now… Hey Folks! First off, we hope that you and your loved ones are safe at home and doing well during these unprecedented times. What is it now, week 109,242? Well, we feel it as much as you do. It's been a while since we reached out, and, given that the light at the end of the tunnel is not yet in sight (we'll get there though, hang in there!), we thought we'd reach out...

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5 amazing board games like carrom for your next family game night!

If there is one 'board' game India can boast of, it’s Carrom. A tabletop game with a sturdy wooden board as its centerpiece, this cue based game has been a popular family game and household name in India, apart from the ubiquitous Ludo. The accessibility of the game and the easy rules have made carrom extremely popular in India. All you need is the board, pucks, a dash of talcum powder to make the pucks fly and an abundance of...

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Game night at the office?

You’ve raised the subject with a few office colleagues; you’ve found some kindred spirits; someone overheard you and was intrigued. It’s time to GEAR UP for the office board game night. The great thing about games is that they are always better with more people. Playing board games, is a great way to get to know your co-workers better, plus, it's a great excuse to play more games. (more…)

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Mechanically Inclined

We can talk for hours about how every board game is unique, but almost all of them employ forms of interaction common to game design. Mechanics are the engine of the game, with theme and art being the shiny exterior. Some designers of euro games focus only on one mechanic while others infuse elements of numerous mechanics. Understanding the inner workings of your favorite games may allow for a deeper enjoyment of them and help uncover new strategies. Realizing...

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