Meet up and PLAY wants to bring that playful spark of joy to the corner of your eyes, time after time. To achieve this Meet up and PLAY innovates real world play experiences, for you to meet people and have fun together.
About the founder
Meet up and PLAY has been founded by Nico Pierik: a self-taught play experience designer. He also has a lot of experience with various sports, including soccer, speed skating, canoe polo, kenpo karate and frisbee golf (known as disc golf).
Due to an unexpected turn of events Nico got a partial paralysis at the end of his studies, fortunately with hope of a physical recovery. After ten years of effort and perseverance he recovered. This has given him experience with both the mental and physical side during a longterm recovery. Therefore Nico knows a low threshold is very important for athletes to be able to start with any sport. And he knows what an athlete needs to continu in a sport.
Nico invented the new sport Chopdisc, a frisbee game with dart-style scores. He is developing this game and has a lot of fun playing it.
Creativity is Nico’s strong suit, he has more than 10 years improv- and clowning experience. Combined with his strong design skills, he developed several expansions for cooperative board games. Each time with the goal to enhance the thematic experience. He has done this for the board games: Flash Point Fire Rescue, The Witches and Police Precinct. In the end this lead to the development of the new cooperative board game Caribic Revolt.