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Some Indonesian Board Games will Exhibit Again in This Year’s Essen SPIEL 2018

By Febrianto Nur Anwari

There will be around 15 board games to get a chance to exhibit in this biggest board game convention. Are you in?


Indonesian board game will exhibit again in Essen SPIEL 2018, Germany. Now, the Indonesia Board Game Association is holding an open call for every creator who wants to join in.

The board game industry is one of the industries that has been growing faster for the last 4 years, not only in Indonesia but also in the world. In Indonesia, currently, there has been nearly 40 board games released to the market since 2014. According to the data, Indonesia’s Board Game Association (Asosiasi Pegiat Board Game Indonesia/APIBGI) predicts that at the end of 2018, there will be around 20 local board game creators to publish their products in Indonesia.

So, to introduce the Indonesian board game to the world and accelerate the growth, for the third time, some of the Indonesian board game will exhibit again in the biggest board game convention in the world, Essen SPIEL 2018.

essen SPIEL 2018

For this year’s participation, APIBGI collaborates with Badan Ekonomi Kreatif (BEKRAF) under Archipelageek brand. Archipelageek itself is an initiative from BEKRAF that supports Indonesian games to exhibit in overseas conventions such as Tokyo Game Show and PAX East. The Archipelageek booth will take place in Hall 3 Messe Essen.

This is one of the BEKRAF’s initiatives to support the local game industry. The organization hopes that with this participation, it can accelerate the growth of Indonesia’s board game industry faster than before.

“The booth will take place in a 66 square meters area and will contain board games that not only represent the industry, but also represent Indonesia as a country,” said Andre Dubari, Head of APIBGI according to the press release. “So, it’s important to do the good curation process to select the best board games in Indonesia by doing this open call procedure,” he added.

So, for every board game developer and publisher in Indonesia, this is your chance to be part of the Archipelageek booth in Essen SPIEL 2018. You can read more details and also register your product in this open call through this Google form.

Essen Spiel 2018

Essen SPIEL

“We hope that selected board game not only shows the big picture of Indonesia’s board game industry but also can be an ambassador for Indonesia’s board game creators,” Andre finished.

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From this open call, APIBGI and BEKRAF aimed to select around 15 board games that will exhibit in Essen SPIEL 2018. So, if you want to be part of them, register your board game now!

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Febrianto is the Senior Editor of Duniaku.net and the Lead Editor of Gameprime.org. He started his career in game industry as a game journalist since 2008, and was one of the initial members of Duniaku.net since 2011. His biggest interest is local game developer scene. Currently, his mission is to spread the news about Indonesia’s game industry to both local and international game and creative industry’s enthusiast.