Check this out for an excellent article on how Hasbro is dominating the worldwide boardgaming industry. It is sad that the wonderful games that all of us geeks are enjoying just does not see the light of day in the mainstream stores.
As for the situation in India it is the same. The elephant here is called “Funskool”. a huge behemoth that licences games from Hasbro and sells them all over the country. So articles in local news papers about boardgames will have these interviews with Funskool executives who say that Pictionary, Scrabble, Risk, Dungeons & Dragons etc are bringing families together to socialise and spend time!
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