There’s nothing like a  good game night.

Sitting around a table with friends, family, and snacks while participating in a heated card game can truly create some of the best memories. Games like spades, dominoes, and UNO are true staples in Black households, and judging by recent projections, we’re not the only ones getting in all the fun. By 2025, the market value of the card and board games in the US is predicted to reach $5.04 billion. Board game industry statistics from 2022 show the card and board games market will reach $21.56 billion by 2025 globally. 

Not only that, if you’ve felt more relaxed after gathering with loved ones over a game, it’s for a good reason. It’s been found that tabletop gameplay builds camaraderie and helps your body release endorphins. A study pointed out that the effect of casual gaming for as little as 20 minutes can improve the player’s mood and reduce stress.

Fortunately, there are savvy Black women who created their own games that truly center our specific cultural experiences. Check them out!

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