A Night Club Map of Harlem, 1932

In the fall of 2020 and in the midst of the COVID pandemic, founder Lonnie Morgan, was in the midst of rediscovering his love for tabletop gaming. While exploring the latest games on BoardGameGeek, he had a lightbulb moment: “Wouldn’t it be cool to make the game I want to play with the focus on the stories that I’d like to see?” And that’s where the idea for Skyloft Games was birthed. Next we began to iterate on the first theme that we would explore.

One of the core principles of Skyloft Games is the bring more diversity of content and themes to the tabletop. We believe there is a pent-up desire across the gaming world to see and experience the stories and cultures of peoples that have not traditionally been featured in the board gaming world. And to do so in a way that’s not condescending, inaccurate, nor offensive. After multiple brainstorming sessions across a broad range of ideas (in a notebook that continues to grow!), the team settled on theming a lightweight card game around the heyday of the Harlem Renaissance nightclub scene in 1930’s New York City as our first foray into the industry. And we are proud to announce our first gaming title:

Lenox Ave 35!

Step into the vibrant world of Harlem in 1935 and experience the thrill of the Jazz Age with our latest 2 player card game! Immerse yourself in the electrifying energy of the club revues where legendary musicians like Duke Ellington, Adelaide Hall, and Cab Calloway performed, and the Nicholas Brothers danced their way into history. With gorgeous artwork, our game will transport you back in time to a world of dazzling music, glittering costumes, and unforgettable performances. Whether you’re a jazz enthusiast or just looking for a fun and engaging game to play with a friend, Lenox Ave 35 is the perfect choice. So grab your partner and get ready to groove to the rhythm of the night with Lenox Ave 35!