Today I’m going to introduce you to an ambitious board game about the swarajya warriors – the Mawalas of Shivaji maharaj. This is an immersive game where you not only play as a mawala to acquire mawala and fort cards but also relive 101 historical events in the quest for swarajya. The game is available in 2 languages – Marathi and English.
This is a large box game and the box that contains the tokens and other play hardware opens up as the game board. The game hardware is quite attractive.
As mentioned earlier, The game draws extensively on historical references from Shivaji Maharaj’s life and times which make the game-play interesting even though prima-facie the board looks like one of the race games. This is certainly a fun way to learn history. One of the important takeaways is that the game does not get boring and retains its replay-ability unlike other educational games once the players learn the intended information.
The game can be played by 2-4 players for about 30-45 minutes. The asking price may seem steep, but you also get a discount of Rs.700 at the time of writing, which is substantial. And of course, the game play is worth every Rupee.
Meetee Infotainment – the publisher behind the game is not just content with the game but is planning a complete ecosystem around the “swarajya” theme. It will be interesting to see what shape it takes.
Want to buy the game? – Follow this link – https://www.themawala.com/shop
Want to watch the game play before you buy? – https://youtu.be/UZve0XOMjbY