Binca Games, a Mumbai-based board games startup announced that cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar has bought a stake in the company for an undisclosed sum. Along with the funding, Binca Games also announced the launch of its newest game, Qwicket, a quick cricket card game suitable for children and adults alike. This is Binca Games’ fifth game in the market and adds to a list of other games including Fletter, Fletter Fuse, WhiteWashers, and Spill.
Qwicket is a cricket card game, which can be played within 10 minutes with just two players. Being a card game, the startup said it is perfect to carry along and can be played anywhere and everywhere. Like the real game, it requires strategy, a good reading of your opponent, quick decision-making, and a touch of luck, the company added. Qwicket is available across India on Amazon and close to 200 stores across major cities in India.
With this partnership, Binca aims to launch 10 more games and plans to grow its business by 200%, in the next two years.
Founded in 2014, Binca Games was started by Rubianca and Sahil Wadhwa. The company offers a diverse mix of fascinating games that are available across India and some parts of the UK.
At the fundraising event, the company also launched its newest game called Qwicket, a quick cricket card game for all age groups, including kids, teens, college students and adults. Apart from this, Binca Games has other board games and game apps such as Fletter, Fletter Fuse, WhiteWashers and Spill. Qwicket is the fifth and the latest game by Binca Games. It is available on Amazon and 200 offline stores, across major cities in India.
Other games of Binca Games include word games, bluffing games and drinking games. Rubianca Wadhwa, cofounder and creative head at Binca Games, added, “In India cricket is more than just a game, its a religion. And launching our first cricket game with the legend speaks for itself.”
Speaking on the occasion of the launch of Qwicket, Sunil Gavaskar said, “While my first love is of course cricket, spending quality time with my loved ones is most precious. I’m excited to be a part of Binca Games now and hope that we can bring back the love for board games in this addictive digital world.”
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