Mumbai's board gamers to unite on International TableTop Day
If you thought board games were meant only for kids, think again. April 11 has been dedicated to tabletop gaming, and Mumbai isn’t far behind.
Members of Mumbai Board Gamers playing a game called Eclipse
The Mumbai Board Gamers group has organised a day dedicated to board gaming on International TableTop Day on April 11. This group of board gaming enthusiasts meets every week to pursue their hobby, post their 9 to 5 jobs. And, with this event, they hope to meet more such gamers across the city.
A board game based on Game of Thrones
“Board gaming is huge outside India and there are conventions dedicated to it. We want to popularise it in the city too,” says Uma Venkataraman, a financial services professional by day and a board gamer at night.
A board game called Troyes
The group has been around in the city for three years now. Venkataraman tells us that the group owns about 280 games, “We pick them up on our trips abroad, import them, or request friends to source from the countries that they visit.”
TableTop Day boasts of international geek stars and actors, Wil Wheaton and Felicia Day as its ambassadors, who also plan to donate thousands of games.
The event will have about 50 to 60 games across genres — be it war games or economic games. Depending on the person’s interest, the organisers will suggest games that people can be a part of. Some of the games that will be played include Settlers of Catan, Lords of Waterdeep, Race for Galaxy and even one based on popular television and book series, Game of Thrones. The event is open to people aged 12 and above.
On: April 11, 10 am to 8 pm
At: YWCA, Madame Cama Road, Colaba.
Cost: Rs 400
Log on to: http://mbgttday.doattend.com/, one-the-spot registrations also open