Sponsored by Cluedo from Hasbro India, this treat for old and young alike, promises to be a blockbuster event that will excite fans and enthusiasts of table-top gaming. Spread over 2 days in Mumbai, during February, the event is expected to introduce over 200 games, many workshops, school, college and corporate tournaments, and the first-ever Indian Board Game Awards!
Mumbai, India – 24 January, 2023 – Cluedo presents Meeplecon, the only board game convention in India is returning to Mumbai on February 18th – 19th, 2023 at the Dublin Square in Phoenix Market City. The two-day event will feature more than 200 board games, including STEM (Science Technology Engineering Maths) games for kids, strategy games for adults, party games for friends and family, and a range of tournaments for students, colleges, and corporations.
Meeplecon is a celebration of the board game playing hobby and a great opportunity for new and experienced gamers to come together and discover new games.
Meeplecon was started in 2017 by Mohit Goel (IIT Bombay, IIM Ahmedabad), Prashant Maheshwari (Manchester Business School) and Karan Rawat (IIT Kharagpur) to promote boardgaming as a hobby, as well as to bring popular boardgames from across the world to the Indians.
“This year we have partnered with leading global play and entertainment company Hasbro and are very excited to showcase an all-new and refreshed Cluedo – their classic mystery game – at Meeplecon. We will also host India’s largest Inter School & College Board Game Tournament, as well as the first ever Corporate Board Game Championship, where fans can play a variety of Hasbro games too,” said Mohit Goel (designation).
“Board games are a great way to promote teamwork, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills, and we are thrilled to provide this opportunity to learn and have fun,” he added.
Lalit Parmar, Commercial Director, Hasbro India, said, “The partnership with Meeplecon strengthens our mission to entertain and connect generations of fans through the wonder of storytelling and exhilaration of play. It’s an exciting opportunity for kids, families, and fans to immerse themselves in the world of games. It is an ideal platform, to introduce everyone to the iconic mystery-solving board game CLUEDO that has received a refresh which combines the classic gameplay with rich new takes on the original murder mystery storyline.”
Participants of the Meeplecon will also get to experience other iconic Hasbro games for all ages like Monopoly, Jenga, Connect 4 all through the 2-days event!
“Meeplecon will provide a platform to the thriving Indian board game industry, our local game designers and publishers to demonstrate their creativity and innovation” said Prashant Maheshwari (designation). “We have some truly amazing games on display, many of which have received critical acclaim internationally.”
In addition to traditional board games, Meeplecon will also offer role-playing games (RPGs), pop culture games, civilisation building games, sci-fi-themed games, war games, and economy, negotiation, and deduction games. The event will also feature the return of the popular Meeplecup event, which offers a great opportunity for people to come together and compete against each other by playing giant-sized board games and win prizes from Hasbro and other gaming brands.
Meeplecon 2023 will also recognize and honour the best board games designed and made in India in the last 5 years at the Indian Board Game Awards. “The board game industry in India is rapidly scaling up and is expected to be worth over half a billion dollars this year alone,” said Karan Rawat (designation). “We are thrilled to showcase and honour the achievements of Indian game designers and publishers at Meeplecon.”
Cluedo presents Meeplecon 2023 takes place on Sat and Sun, 18-19 February 2023 at Dublin Square, Phoenix Market City, Mumbai.
Tickets for Meeplecon 2023 are available now on meeplecon.in and Insider.com
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Meeplecon is India’s first and only boardgaming convention held annually in Mumbai. It is an IIT-IIM alumni initiative to develop boardgaming as a hobby, provide a platform to Indian designers and publishers, as well as to be a gateway to India for popular and renowned games from across the world.
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