Our Family Plays Games, LLC is an African American family-owned business that is on a mission to promote growth and awareness, while fostering diversity, inclusion, and equity in the modern board game hobby.
They launched on social media in 2018 which helped them establish themselves in the hobby. In January 2020, they started posting videos on YouTube and by June 2020 were featured on Good Morning America. Since then, they have been featured on several programs and in publications, such as - NBC News Online, Senet Magazine (UK), Ligadas.com (Brazil), a variety of YouTube programs, podcasts, and on local television in Omaha, NE.
In January of 2022, they launched a second program on their channel, called OFPG Voices to highlight other underrepresented voices in the hobby. This program has a diverse group of content creators, many of whom host their own channels on various platforms, but enjoy the additional exposure they receive by sharing their time and talent with the Our Family Plays Games audience.
Mik, Starla & Grant make special appearances, host panels and conduct D&I seminars at board game conventions and other events around the country. They also work with board game publishers and other businesses from all around the world.
Our Family Plays Games, LLC believes that board games are more than just a pastime - they're a way to connect with others, learn new skills, and most importantly, just have fun. From day one, our goal has been to bring more BIPOC’s and families into the board game hobby and that is what we have continued to do. We have expanded our mission to include all marginalized voices including those from the LGBTQ+ community.
We believe that regardless of who you are, where you come from or what you do, you have a place in this hobby, be it playing games, creating games, and/or publishing games in the overall board game hobby.
On Friday, June 26, 2020, Miklos and Starla appeared on
Good Morning America!
During their interview with Michael Strahan, they talk about their love for the board game hobby and shared three games -
CATAN, The Great Heartland Hauling Co. & Ticket To Ride
(North America Map)
Coming back all the way from Dallas, Texas, Starla and Mik recap the events of BoardGameGeek's BGG.CON 2023! Not only do we talk about the actual stats and happenings at the con, but we also talk about our experience with the games we played, people we met or reunited with, and our live show with giveaways! We also discuss some recent Board Game News, ASK OFPG questions, and show the winner of our CATAN Sweepstakes!
Happy Thanksgiving, if you celebrate this awesome, food-filled holiday! So, in this OFPG Voices episode, our contributors, including our newest, mainly focus on games that they'd play for Thanksgiving, as well as mentioning things they're thankful for and more! Ruel Gaviola, from Tabletop Tonight, Rahdo and the Tabletop Live Network joins OFPG Voices, alongside Voices veterans Aaron from GameEnthus, Dwayne and Alicia from BlackBoardGaming, and Drew from TableTalk! Starla also returns with another Good Humans segment for the season.
We can also be found on BoardGameGeek. Each month, we contribute a video with our Top 5 games for the month. This series, focuses on events and other special things that happen during the month and we suggest family-friendly board games that highlight those things. Be sure to check us out!