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As cool as e-sports? Tabletop games gain popularity in Jakarta

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Jakarta   /   Wed, December 11, 2019   /  07:43 pm
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A person plays board game Monas Rush, developed by a local company.(Monas Rush/-)

With a rising interest in tabletop games in Jakarta resulting in more competitive tabletop tournaments being held at both the national and international levels, calls are being made for the government and citizens to recognize the games as sports. Across Jakarta are dozens of tabletop communities that gather at trading card game stores, such as Good Guy Games in Tomang, Arcanum Hobbies in Kuningan and Eternity Games in Mangga Besar. At the Good Guy Games hobby shop, players mainly gather on weekends to relieve stress from work or studies and compete in weekly tournaments with popular tabletop games such as Cardfight!! Vanguard, Yu-Gi-Oh! and Dungeons and Dragons. In addition to weekly tournaments at each shop, regional and national-scale tournaments are also abundant, with most of them being held either annually or biannually. Bushiroad Championship Series 2019, held at Lotte...