Eko was invited at CATGEIST Vol. 1 “Entering the Startup Universe Through Boardgaming” held at Code Margonda, Depok. This event aims to introduce boardgames as a tool and experimental platform to try out ideas for a startup. Aside from gaming, board games can be used as a media to learn on how to build and maintain startups for enthusiasts or for those who interested in the dynamics of startup.
Before starting his presentation, Eko asked the audience to play reverse werewolf games where all the audience became the werewolf and need to find humans who enter the werewolf village. This session not only worked as an icebreaker but also to give a chance for the audience to imagine that in startup industry there will be a lot of changes happen without notice and we need to be ready for it.
Eko started his presentation by introducing the history of boardgame and the positive impact of playing. Eko also reminded the audiences that a well-design board game can deliver a strong message when we play it seriously. Board games can also give us a new perspective and become problem-solving tools for problems around us.
After the presentation session, audience tried various boardgames including from Indonesia. Business Craft, board game created by Kummara and CIAS Business Innovation Consulting about business innovation also presented in the event.