Indonesian games Jalan-Jalan, Kancil, and Unmask! to debut at Essen 2018

October 6, 2018 - 8:52pm
Jakarta based, board game company, Chiveus, is still a small publisher with only 2 prior games under their belt, but they will be at Essen Spiel 2018 introducing 3 new games to the industry.

Jalan-Jalan is a party card game with "Take That" and "Voting" mechanisms for 3-5 players, aged 14+. It plays in 30-45 mins. Players create the perfect list of vacation plans with all the destinations to visit. Each destination is categorized (eg. water-related, cultural, and adventurous) and each player has two random interests, one hidden from the other players. Players attempt to go to places matching their interests, for which they earn points by convincing the group to go to them. This is decided through voting but players can play action cards to swing things in their favor.

Kancil is a hidden role game for 3-6 players who negotiate between a farmer and merchants. The farmer attempts to sell their hand grown cucumbers to the merchants while a creature called the Kancil, disguised as a merchant, attempts to steal the earnings and run away. The goal of the game is to earn the most profits through successful deals but this is hampered by the Kancil. Players take turns in each of the roles. The Kancil creature originates from Indonesian folklore.

Unmask! is a set collection, hidden role, press your luck game set in the Victorian Era where players take on the role of detectives. The detectives attempt to find the culprit behind a treasure heist by gathering information from witnesses while a villain attempts to block these efforts. Players try to unmask each other in order to nullify each other's special bonus through deduction before the game ends. Points are gained by detectives expanding their card collection through investigations. The player with the most points wins.
Antoine Fortuin

Bitten by a common house spider, Antoine emerged with the uncanny ability to buy more games than he had time to play. While living in the hills of Tennessee, USA, he tries to balance software development, family, and his multiple, competing hobbies. He hopes to someday discover a pocket dimension in which to store his games