Game night is a fun night that both families and couples can add to their activity list. However, over the years there hasn’t been too many games that have resonated with Black culture. But that is changing.
Fam Foolery, a newly launched business, recently released its card game called, “Trap Wars”. “Trap Wars” is card game similar to the popular game, Taboo, with the exception that the words and phrases used coincide with Black culture. For example, some themes but be centered around Juneteenth, Trap music, Black History, etc.
This is a game that is much needed in our community and so far the success of it has been great and proves that our people really do play and buy games. “Trap Wars” is perfect for date nights, double dates, girls/boys night in and of course, family functions.
I recently interviewed the founders of Fam Foolery, Rachel and Chris Gregoire. The duo discussed with me their inspiration behind the game, how they created and other projects that they are working on. Listen to the interview below.
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About Rachel M. Gregoire
Like most people, Rachel M. Gregoire is no stranger to hard times, but there are three things that has helped her overcome every challenging season – family, friends and fun! As President of Fam Foolery, Inc. Rachel brings others innovative methods for connecting with their loved ones through games.
There is a distinct lack of cultural representation in the game industry. Rachel and her husband Chris were inspired to launch Fam Foolery, Inc. to make the bold statement to world that we will not be overlooked. Rachel’s gift of connecting people enhanced by her professional development expertise combined with Chris’ eye for quality and detail as an engineer, make the two of them the perfect team.
It’s not only fun and games with Rachel. Prior to founding Fam Foolery she led American College of Healthcare Executives in multiple record breaking years of supporting the career success of executive members. She has 10 years of experience serving as a key player in helping career related programs thrive.
Not only has she contributed to enhancing best practices at ACHE, but as a Baldrige Illinois Performance Excellence examiner, she has supported other organizations in empowering their workforce to achieve meaningful results. She’s been invited to coach, teach and present to hundreds of professionals across the nation from senior executives to undergraduate students. In recognition of her accomplishments, the American Society of Association Executives presented her with their 40 Under 40 award.
Rachel views her successes as an opportunity to expand her capacity to support her community. When she’s not running Fam Foolery, Inc. she is teaching business communications and career management courses at Robert Morris University. She actively volunteers with Career Transitions Center of Chicago, DePaul University and Association Forum and has been invited to speak as a content expert at renown organizations such as Metropolitan Board of Chicago Urban League, Institute for Diversity and Health Equity, Step Up and Blog Talk Radio.