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New board game store aims to create inclusive space – CBC

Feb 22, 2021

Indigenous-owned Pe Metawe Games wants everyone to enjoy the hobby

A new Indigenous-owned board game shop in Edmonton is aiming to create an inclusive community where everyone can join in the fun.

Pe Metawe Games opened earlier this month in the Alberta Avenue neighbourhood. The Cree name translates to “come and play” and features Cree syllabics used in its marketing materials.

“We want to work with marginalized groups and support marginalized groups of all demographics,” co-owner David Plamondon, a member of the Whitefish Lake First Nation, said in an interview with CBC Radio’s Edmonton AM.

Part of that work is more inclusive representation. Many board games have a colonial theme and feature poor representations of Indigenous communities.

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