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    A new startup for bringing Indian-themed board games to life

    Published on September 20, 2021

    The world is really a big place to be living in, every day something new or something crazy is happening all around the globe. In all this madness, do you know what the oldest sport or game that is still around?

    According to different cultures and studies, board games are actually the oldest games. They have existed in every culture, but people know their games by different names. 

    Even in the times of Mahabharat, according to the Hindu culture board games have always been present. Board games have always been very popular due to many reasons. First of all, with board games multiple players can play together. These games are also considered good for mental health. 

    Even in today’s time, their popularity has only increased, even in this PUBG streaming generation. Some famous websites have recently published a report detailing how it analysed Google Trends data and discovered that the search term “board game” saw a significant increase in traffic in March 2020. In fact, it is believed that the term was searched for more in January than in any other month since records began in 2004.

    According to Board Games Market Value data on Statistica, the worldwide board games industry is currently over $3.2 billion and is expected to grow to $8.12 billion by 2021. That’s a lot of progress! Over the last five years, Google Trends has also shown an upward trend in board game searches. The main reason would be that board games are enjoyed by every age group, even people who are first-timers.

    Keeping all these stats in mind, Kheo Games, a new startup from India, is trying to establish its mark in the industry.

    Kheo Games is a new startup from Goa that is trying to change the board game experience of the player in India. The word ‘Kheo’ is a Konkani word that means ‘to play’ and also ‘toys’. Keeping this fact in mind, this Goa-based company kept their company name Kheo Games, which is very thoughtful.

    Their aim is to develop thoughtful board games that can be played with family, shaping the mind of the young ones, and be a really good recreation. The Kheo Games team comprises board game nerds who want to mix ancient games with present Indian culture.