In October 2008, me and Eko had an opportunity to visit the biggest international board games exhibitions, SPIEL, in Essen, Germany. It was one of the best experience that will stuck in our memory. Board games from around the world were there, we can try it, taste it, and if we like it, we can buy it.
I can feel that everyone was very excited and happy to be there. All the people, no matter how old you are, can play and have fun. I saw grandpa and grandma sitting on the floor reading rulebook, perhaps they want to give their grandchildren the best board game or they just love to play board games. That was one beautiful picture that I saw. After attending that event, Eko make a wish, one day our game will be there also.
Now, October 2014, after 6 years waiting, Eko’s wish come true. With support from our Ministry of Tourism & Creative Economy of Republic of Indonesia, we can present 5 of our board games in the SPIEL’14. There are: Mahardika, The Festivals of Indonesia, Mat Goceng, Kucing Sumput & MashUp Monster.
Through our game, we hope, we can bring Indonesia become part of global board game industry, and hopefully it is not the last dream, to show the world, that Indonesia can go global.