Hello OFPG Family!
Here is your chance to be part of the show! Email fun photos of you, your family, co-workers and/or friends wearing your best Christmas sweaters, pajamas, t-shirts, etc... Each photo will be entered into our games giveaway drawing. Deadline to enter is December 15th. The show and drawing will be air on our December 24th show.
Send photos to - firstname.lastname@example.org and put 2nd Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest in the subject line.
Come join the fun and be part of the show!
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)
It's the gift-giving season yet again, and board gamers like gifts too! Starla and Mik talk about, well, not games you should buy for the board gamer in your life, but accessories-- from the BoardGameGeek Store, you can't really go wrong with these! Additionally, we talk about some interesting Board Game News, and answer some ASK OFPG questions! Happy holidays!
Looking for some board gaming gift ideas before Christmas sneaks up on us? This OFPG Voices Episode is the right place to get some ideas! Rolling Reggie, Daniel (Tlacuaches en la mesa), and Judie and Michael (The Nerd Shelves) talk about their 3 Christmas gift ideas for board gamers--like some accessories, tools, and games! And also, who knew Reggie could sing like that?!
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!