Making Space - Omari Akil, creator of Rap Godz


Wednesday, October 23, 2019
4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Event Description

Durham’s Omari Akil combined his love of tabletop games and hip-hop music to create the new board game Rap Godz. By producing the game independently, with his brother, Hamu Dennis, Akil is making a concerted effort to bring more people of color into the tabletop world.

Omari Akil - photo credit Jade Wilson

Akil will discuss the challenges and rewards of creating a game from scratch, and how his career path from a computer scientist and business systems analyst morphed into becoming an entrepreneurial game designer.


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Admission Information

Free and open to the public.


If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Marian Fragola at or 919-513-3481 to arrange services. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs​.

Art from Rap Godz board game