BOARD GAME BASICS
An enterprising gamemaster
If there’s one person who can be credited for kicking off the boardgame revolution in Ahmedabad, it is Shradha Jain. After passing out from NID with a degree in Film and Video Communication, Shradha founded her game design outfit Studio.Clock.Works. Shradha’s love for Ahmedabad led to her entire family shifting base from Ludhiana, and settling in her newfound Karma Bhoomi. Restaurant Dilliwale, a family venture, gave Ahmedabadis a taste of authentic chaats and daals, needless to say with a side of easy tabletop games.
Shradha’s contagious enthusiasm, combined with a heady mix of visual design skills, and an entrepreneurial spirit heralded the Tuesday Game Nights at Café Otenga. Game Master Shradha ended up connecting young & old craving for a stimulating interaction. Shradha’s callings are boardgames and Ahmedabad, and despite her move to Bangalore’s Srishti School of Art Design & Technology, she visits her alma mater town at the slightest excuse.
Shradha will stay plugged in virtually for this workshop, offering her expertise in game play concepts and development.
A devout game enthusiast
Being a hacker with a background in Computer Science, Saumil has natural leanings towards logical and strategic gameplay. He grew up on a fodder of Cluedo, Mastermind, and Tangram, and later on prided in cracking videogames such as the Super Mario Bros and Prince of Persia.
An initiation into Eurostyle Boardgames opened up new vistas for Saumil, for combining entertainment with calculated decision-making. Saumil delights in creating computer programmes for game simulation, and aspires to create a boardgame syllabus incorporating logical and mathematical thinking.
Saumil is the founder and CEO of Net-Square, providing cutting edge information security services to clients across the world, and the founder of security training Ringzer0. An internationally recognized speaker and instructor, Saumil spends his leisure time breaking software, flying kites, trekking, travelling, and reading.
Saumil will be the onsite game instructor for this workshop at The Hive.
analyze | strategize | socialize
from bored to board games
Does your soul rise up in arms against games that go ’round the board at the behest of a dice? Or sympathize with the Pandavas for losing their dignity in a luck-based game?
Ring out Amerigames that delight in direct conflict between players, and ring in Eurogames that encourage strategizing through social play. Of course, you can still put your cunning to the test, but not over shards of broken hearts! Finally, as a sweet takeaway, build your own game from resources readily available at home.
Beat the pandemic, not your opponents, with family-friendly games
Get competitive through smart strategy, not mere strokes of luck
Sharpen logical thinking & decision-making without trading them for entertainment
Gain access to The Hive’s Discord Channel for virtual interaction with gamers and a free first entry into its Sunday Afternoon Game Club that meets every fortnight
WHO ARE THE WORKSHOPS FOR?
Friends & families with members 10 years & above
Singletons craving to be mingle-tons
DIY lovers seeking low-cost game solutions before investing in heavy-duty titles
1. What resources will I need for this workshop?
Plenty of enthusiasm and an open mind. The Hive will provide all the games for play. You will also be able to make your own games from a DIY kit provided by us. So go ahead and play a few games from home-based materials, until you decide to invest in the big titles.
2. What safety precautions will be taken at The Hive?
Our premises are sanitized regularly. We will be playing in small groups and social distancing norms will be followed. Masks are compulsory when indoors or within close proximity. However, the participants are responsible for their own health & safety.
Fri, Apr 9, 2021
Sat, Apr 10, 2021
Sun, Apr 11, 2021
Introduction to Eurostyle boardgames & game play
Strategizing through game play
Build your own game through a DIY kit & game play
5:00 - 7:00 pm
5:00 - 7:00 pm
4:00 - 7:00 pm
Cancellation Policy: In the unlikely event of The Hive cancelling any of its workshops for any reason, registered participants will be refunded the entire amount within 15 business days. Course dropouts by participants will be eligible for refund as follows: 30+ days before the event - 75% refund; 15-30 days before the event: 50% refund; less than 15 days - 0% refund. Attendee changes can be accommodated up to 14 days prior to the event.