How it all started

What started as a crazy idea at our kitchen table is now an actual purpose driven company on a mission to help adults embrace their inner child & experience the wonderful, transformative powers of play.

Because, why should kids have all the fun? :thinking_face:

We firmly believe that playfulness has no age restriction. Play is your authentic, pure, raw and genetically inherited super power. It's there, waiting for you to tap into. So, let's embrace it!

And remember; the opposite of play isn't work. It's depression.

True connection doesn't require WiFi :couple_with_heart:

In a world where even kids in primary school are starting to get burn-out, we want to promote the healing powers of play. The list of positive benefits is seemingly endless, but there's still so much terminal seriousness in todays society preventing grown-ups to fully indulge in play.

We put people before profits :chart_with_upwards_trend:

We want to offer people a safe space to truly be themselves, play and connect with like-minds. So nurturing our growing, open-minded tribe of playful adults is the main focus. We're not a sustainable business (yet), but that's just a matter of time.

From crazy idea to purpose driven business :seedling:

The seed for Funbase was born out our own pain of being play deprived and on the brink of burn-out. After a long journey of self-reflection we ended up at our kitchen table. Talking about the absurdity of play not being accepted when you reach a certain age. And wondering if there was a play space just for adults. We quickly found out there wasn't. And the rest is history.

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The Funbase team

We're a small outfit with big dreams.

Kai Brouwer

Kai Brouwer

Co-founder of Funbase, gamer and play enthusiast. Kai has over 10 years of experience in the field of user experience design and loves to come up with fresh creative ideas for Funbase.

He gets all nostalgic when you mention CS 1.6, (vanilla) WoW or 4-player split screen Perfect Dark on the N64.

Robin Brouwer

Robin Brouwer

Co-founder of Funbase, gamer and talented Ruby on Rails (web) developer. He runs everything web related and most of the community events inside and outside of Funbase HQ.

Ask him anything Zelda (or Nintendo) related and he’ll probably school you.

Lisa Brouwer

Lisa Brouwer

Co-founder of Funbase, play enthusiast & event host. Lisa is a passionate play advocate and especially likes to organise outdoor activities for Funbase.

She's an avid hiker, loves photography and can't get enough of travelling to beautiful spots around the globe.

Enzo van der Sloot

Enzo van der Sloot

Master chef at Funbase, gamer & the man behind the famous Enzo Burger™. He's passionate about food and puts a lot of love and attention into his dishes.

Enzo loves to travel, play social deduction games and is an absolute beast in Overwatch.

Joella Chitanie

Joella Chitanie

Game Division Manager at Funbase, responsible for our awesome game events & competitions. Joëlla ran the biggest girl gamer community in the Benelux and has a vast network in the game industry.

She loves to travel, attend cosplay events and used to be a killer Dance Dance Revolution player.

Want to collaborate? Let's talk!

We're always open to have a chat and find out how we can support other initiatives close to our heart.