These days when adults and children often spend most of their awake hours on mobiles, playing Samrajya promises quality family time, and laughter with friends. Kreeti Shakya, who founded Kazi Studios with Manish Shrestha says, “As board game lovers ourselves, we wanted Samrajya to be a social game that fostered more face-to-face interaction between Nepalis.” If sales of the board game are anything to go by, it is working.
What elevates Samrajya‘s fun quotient is the beautiful design and illustrations of temples, ghosts, chariots. Shakya says design was a key element of the project: “We have been brought up with great heritage, culture and traditions that have a lot of design elements in them, which is why we chose to have high production values and world class design.”
Kazi Studios spent over seven months producing Samrajya and its latest board game Jatra, with most of that time devoted to creating a perfect design. “With the graphics, we wanted to provide something Nepali and unique and associated with our culture but also with a modern touch,” Shakya explains.