A mix between the board game Cluedo and LARP (live action role-playing), jubensha is the latest craze for over 10 million game enthusiasts in China. Played mostly by young white-collar workers, the industry has seen a massive influx of players and capital while entrepreneurs and scriptwriters want to offer the best experience for players. Where does this success come from and where is this industry heading?
D Qiuqiu: Partner and Jubensha’s market manager at G STone
Lu Mingfei : Jubensha Store Owner
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