ULTIMATE 2019 GIFT GUIDE FROM BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES: Tech, Recreation, Toys, and Games
Cards For All People
Cards For All People is at trivia gaming company that celebrates diversity and inclusion. By infusing humor with trivia the company creates opportunities to highlight cultural micro-communities and the issues they care about while keeping it entertaining. Games include Black Card Revoked (which is now a TV show!) and Girls Night Out.
Co-created by a young British-Nigerian engineer, MekaMons are four-legged robots that players can control via a smartphone using a companion app for augmented reality gameplay. Multiple players can battle their bots against each other. MekaMon is available in the Apple Store and the manufacturer’s website.
Black Excellence Playing Cards
This standard deck of playing cards depicts black excellence and beauty.
Actor and activist Jesse Williams launched the Blebrity app, the blackest trivia app game you’ve ever played.
TipOff is a fun, app-based word guessing game not only promises good times and a way of connecting with family and friends—it also raises money for scholarships to historically black colleges.
TriviaMob, a live game show app, allows players to face off in two separate “mobs,” where they answer questions about art, science, entertainment, and more to win prizes.
The Fishing Caddy allows fishing enthusiasts to pack up their myriad of gear into one convenient portable caddy. It includes fishing rod holders, tacklebox, a compartment to keep fish live and fresh plus more great features.
Toys Like Me
Toys Like Me creates African American backpack dolls, emoji dolls, and even black mermaid dolls.
Ikuzi Dolls is a line of dolls that are sensitive to diversity and the many different and beautiful ways little girl of color can look.
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