You can only say you truly know someone if you know their personality, interests, and habits. In the same way, if all you do when visiting the tribal village is eat and drink, you won’t get the chance to understand the rich culture of the tribe. The Tuban Tribal Village is a Paiwanese village. They are one of the few remaining tribes that still observe strict social class systems, and are the only tribe in Taiwan that still performs the traditional Maljeveq. The people hope that guests who visit the tribe can understand Paiwanese traditions and allow their customs and culture to be passed down. The KISAT JA real escape games were designed for this purpose.
KISAT JA is a Paiwanese phrase meaning paying tax and tribute to the tribal leaders. This usually takes place during the harvest season before the Maljeveq. The intricately designed puzzle has three portions, each level has questions and hints that include and introduce the tribe’s agriculture, handicrafts, and food culture. Contestants are given different roles from the Paiwanese Social Class System including the chief, witch, warrior, and civilian. Each cleared mission will be rewarded with tax and tribute items. While solving the puzzles, contestants will learn about the traditional KISAT JA and the historical meaning behind the taxes and tribute items while experiencing the intimate relationships between family and social classes.