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10 Nigerian Boardgames that Released in the Year 2020

This year, I have had the opportunity to reflect on how much we have come as a startup, as a community and as a Tabletop Games hub. One of the many decisions that came out of it is that I would be summarizing every new game that NIBCARD Games manufactured or published at the end of each year.

There may be other Nigerian boardgames that I will have enjoyed playing or watch people play – those experiences will constantly be shared on my personal social media page however, this yearly article will only feature games which NIBCARD Games share a direct link with unless something changes.

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Okay, here we go in no particular order;

  1. Just Rhyme

Just Rhyme is a charade card game only that this time, instead of answering correctly, you mention a word that rhymes with the correct answer. Just rhyme is suitable for family and social gathering.

Designer: Kenechukwu Ogbuagu KC
Graphics: NIBCARD Games
Publisher: NIBCARD Games

 

  1. Uhn Uhn

Uhn Uhn is a card game of hilarious and epic responses. The goal is to match every catchphrase or word with another set of words that have the same initial sound. This is something that happens in a lot of conversation if you are born and brought up in Nigeria.

Designer: Yeside Osuolale
Graphics: ForeRunner Games
Publisher: ForeRunner Games

  1. Village War: The Calamity

Village War: The Calamity is a card drafting, resource management and spirit being war game. A mix of the Igbo culture, mythology, history and fantasy. The game is an introduction to the UmuEri Universe – a 5 game sequel that chronicles the fate of the children of Eri.

Designer: Kenechukwu Ogbuagu KC
Illustration: Felix Eleyi
Publisher: NIBCARD Games

  1. Na the Matter

Na the Matter is a social card game in Pidgin language that was inspired by the twitter trend ~NaTheMatter during the 2020 pandemic. The card mirrors the trend – players submit their best ‘topics of discussion’ that best suits the theme of the round. Then all players vote which topic and gives the winner the theme card.

Designer: Kenechukwu Ogbuagu
Word Contributors: Barnabas Usman, Theresa Shekwolo
Illustration: Spoof Media
Publisher: NIBCARD Games

  1. Instant Words

Instant Words is a fast paced card game where players race to mention a word in a category. The winner is the player who have accumulated more cards during the game rounds. They collect each card when they are first to mention a word in the card category.

Designer: Olusanya Oluwafemi
Graphic designer: Ben-Paul Emmanuel
Publisher: Centroid Games

 

  1. Instant Numbers and Instant Letters

Instant Numbers is a fun arithmetic card game where players gather points by solving ‘simple’ arithmetic calculations under pressure. Instant Letters is an anagram card game of letters. Players race to create as much words as they can under a limited time.

Designer: Olusanya Oluwafemi
Graphic designer: Ben-Paul Emmanuel
Publisher: Centroid Games

  1. The Battle of Adrica: Expansion

The Battle of Adrica is a dice rolling, resource management/distribution and soldier elimination war game of a make-believe world where the scramble for Africa was not peaceful hence the colonials fought amongst themselves for regions and natural resources. Good thing is the expansion is also a stand-alone game.

Designer: Kenechukwu Ogbuagu KC
Illustration: Spoof Media
Publisher: NIBCARD Games

  1. Interstate

Interstate is a fun and exciting card drafting game to increase knowledge about Nigeria especially in areas of geography and current affairs. There is no way you play this game without learning something useful about Nigeria.

Designer: Idorenyin Akpabio
Graphic designer: Aideeology Games
Publishers: Aideeology Games

  1. My World Trip

My World Trip is a tile placement game about the world featuring 198 countries. Players as aliens use their super powers at the request of World leaders to take two scientists to the secret location in one of the continents. The scientists are tasked with switching on the machine that would save the world! My World trip is open source and fully funded by the European Union through International Office For Migration (IOM) West Africa.

Designer: Kenechukwu Ogbuagu KC
Illustration: Felix Eleyi

See more about My World Trip project here.

  1. Dansa

Dansa is a social card game often played in teams. A player dances to the song they have been tasked and their team are expected to answer which dance step it is. It sounds easy until you are asked to shake your body to a dance you have never heard of!

Designer: Yeside Osuolale
Graphics: ForeRunner Games
Publisher: ForeRunner Games

So here are the 10 boardgames that joined the list of other Nigerian Tabletop Games. I am excited about the increase in the gaming option in Nigeria this year and NIBCARD Games role in it. Some of what we have achieved this year were mere dreams few years ago.

2020 Nigerian Boardgames

Even as we work out distribution for Nigerian games to reach every table around the world, we do not intend to stop creating games. They are not only beautiful; they increase the chances of introducing someone to this amazing hobby. Because the more the game the higher chance of everyone seeing a tabletop game they’d enjoy playing.

We are NIBCARD Games; we constantly ask WHY NOT?

 

 

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