Published: March 18, 2021

Funmi Oyatogun headshotFill in the Black

Travel entrepreneur Funmi Oyatogun (EnvSt, Geog’12) lives in Lagos, Nigeria. When COVID-19 put her African travel business, TVP Adventures, on hold in early 2020, she created “Fill in the Black” to keep people connected in a casual and insightful way. The card game focuses on Black histories, places, inventions and stories. Words in the game celebrate Black culture and foster learning.

“The game is relevant for everyone, no matter your race or background, who wants to celebrate Blackness,” Oyatogun said.

To play the game, a group tries to guess a word a teammate is describing while that person avoids saying the other forbidden words listed on their card.

Buy the game at

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