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A great game comes along about once a decade.

Established game inventor, designer, and artist Martin Russocki, recognized an opportunity in the market to invent the next great game!

Martin’s passion for creativity, love of words and desire to bring back face-to-face play helped him imagine a new game with no set up, uniquely shaped pieces and spontaneous, dynamic play that would require out-of-the-box thinking.

It might sound like a tall order, but one day at Starbucks all the pieces fell into place. Holding a coffee bean in his hand, Martin thought about the historical connection between games and coffee. 

Back to the earliest coffee houses in Turkey, people would gather to play games and exchange ideas; “a coffee bean would make the perfect game piece,” he mused.

In a moment of inspiration, Martin sketched his initial “M” on a coffee bean.  He twisted it sideways then upside down and watched in amazement as the “M” magically morphed into an “E” and a “W”.

Right then he realized the creative power of rediscovering something familiar in a different way. Not long after, his totally twisted alphabet, and the basis for the game Jabuka, was born!

Soon after inventing the concept, Martin teamed up with entrepreneur and friend Warren Kotler to create Jabuka Games.


M = W = E

when twisted!

Martin Russocki, Founder & Master Bean Creator, Jabuka Games Inc.