“Growing up in different parts of the world, I had a fair experience of different things in my life. And that is how board games happened! Back when I was in the US, board games were all the rage and there was a café in every corner of the city. But coming to India, I was fairly disappointed to note that contemporary board games were not well known to the masses.
So as a part of this initiative, I, along with a couple of friends started a board games association. It was a small Facebook group where we discuss meet up plans and come together on a specific day to play board games. The group picked up and we successfully conducted a few board game tournaments across the city.
It was during one such time that I met our other co-founders. We hit it off after the initial meeting and we laid the plans for starting a full-fledged board room café. What we first envisioned was a place where people could come to play something without the distraction of their digital gadgets.
And since board games are typically played with a group of members, the bonding that happens over the course of the game is unmatched. At a time when we are all running after something, taking time to sit in a place and play a game has become unthinkable and we ventured to change that.
After the initial phase of research, we compiled several games and the café was opened. The response was humongous and it was innately fulfilling to know that we played a small part in bringing people together.
I have also been working on building expansions to my own published game and it is a work in progress. And there are a couple of long term plans to branch out to other parts of the city.”
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