Mr. Kenechukwu Ogbuagu, Creative Director NIBCARD says the team has designed a new board game titled, “Wan Wan Touch” as part of the awareness campaign for street football in the Country.
Ogbuagu gained acclaim, in 2018, for leading the campaign and eventually, opening Nigeria’s first board games cafe with his team NIBCARD.
In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday, he noted that the street football game titled ‘Wan Wan Touch’ was designed to help adults revisit their childhood memories.
He said, “Wan Wan Touch is a dexterity soccer game from Nigeria. The game is a version of a popular street soccer game where players can only touch/play the ball once.
“It can be played by two to four players and takes between 30-60 minutes to play and is suitable for anyone from the age of seven years and above.
“The game idea came up during a board game hangout we hosted. One of the players jokingly talked about the football game we usually played on the street when we were still younger.
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“Players had to only touch/play the ball once until someone else has done the same. The journey of developing this game has truly been worth it.
“The process has brought back a lot of feelings from the past – memories I thought were forgotten. Also, this game has been a force for better design and production from everyone in the team.
“This is also our first 3D board game. And we are really excited about it. Really excited,” he said.
According to him, he wants the world to appreciate the growing board game community in Nigeria, especially through the ‘Wan Wan Touch’ game.
On the reason for setting up a crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo, Ogbuagu said that he wanted backers to expand the Nigerian board game industry.
He explained that NIBCARD has always pioneered a community-based board/tabletop game industry that that thrives on community value of giving and exchange.
He said, “These successes has helped us introduced over 15,000 people to Tabletop Gaming directly and even much more through our online activities (and in different countries too).
“We have also handmade and distributed more than 7,000 games since 2016.
“With their backing, we hope to make better tabletop games and inspire more people in Nigeria to join the hobby, we can never do it alone,” he said. (NAN)