About Us

We are four friends who met in the other windy city of Fargo, North Dakota who decided to make board games! We all grew up playing board games and started playing them together in college in the mid-2010s. In 2020, we had each gotten tired of screens and wanted to get back together with the face-to-face interaction that comes with board games. We had a vision for creating board games of our own and decided that we wanted to share our love of board games with others, so they could connect like we do!

 

Our game group has quite the range of gamers, so we focus on creating games that blend strategy and simplicity for a wide array of gamers to enjoy. We make gateway games that are quick to learn and can ease casual gamers into more strategic ways of thinking. On the flip side, the games we make also focus on keeping seasoned strategists engaged while playing with newer gamers. We hope that no matter who you are playing with, you can immerse yourself into the Pops & BejoUniverse through our games!

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We believe board games are for everyone.

Pops & Bejou Games works to create games for all types of gamers, whether they are seasoned strategists, casual gamers, or anything in between. We strive to do our part to make games inclusive and representative of ALL people. Our goal for inclusion extends to those of all backgrounds, races, religions, ethnicities, genders, sexualities, ages, and cultures. No matter your walk of life, we believe that board games should be for everyone.

Meet The Team

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Jenna “Bejou” Radtke

Chief Operation Officer

Jenna is always up for a challenge. Whether it’s planning her strategy in a board game or solving customer issues, she’s ready for it. Other things she loves include eating ice cream, watching Jeopardy, quoting Vines, singing karaoke, and visiting local breweries. More often than not Jenna can be found wearing one of her 40+ dresses because, as she says, “why wear pants if you don’t have to?”

HOMETOWN

Bejou, MN

FAVORITE NON-POPS & BEJOU GAME

Masterpiece or Lanterns

FAVORITE HOBBY

Crosswords Puzzles and Bar Trivia

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Austin “Pops” Foss

Chief Executive Officer

Austin loves trying new things and thrives on change. This is very apparent by the many new board games that hit his table every year and his constant need to renovate the spaces around him, much to the delight (or dismay) of his partner Ryan. An architectural designer by trade, he loves consuming and creating art, music, podcasts and movies. He is almost always on the move and can be seen trying (keyword: trying) to multitask.

HOMETOWN

Hatton, ND

FAVORITE NON-POPS & BEJOU GAME

Parks

FAVORITE HOBBY

Traveling

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Jake “&” Sells

Chief Creative Officer

Jake is always seeking adventure. This can be in small ways like window-shopping at the mall while sipping on a cold brew, or in larger ways like trying all of the food and drinks at Epcot in Disney World. In his down time he can be found doing puzzles and watching MSNBC, or just going for a drive and belting out showtunes in his car. As long as he is having fun and enjoying the people around him, it doesn’t matter what he is doing, he is on cloud nine.

HOMETOWN

Chisago City, MN

FAVORITE NON-POPS & BEJOU GAME

Tokaido

FAVORITE HOBBY

Musical Theatre

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Danny Kvale

Art Director

A true kid at heart, Danny enjoys using his design and illustration skills to  make people smile. He’s always on the lookout for inspiration to help him chase his desire for quality craftsmanship. In his free time, he enjoys going to Timberwolves games, traveling, spending time with his dog, Banjo, and drawing.

HOMETOWN

Moorhead, MN

FAVORITE NON-POPS & BEJOU GAME

Secret Hitler or Coup

FAVORITE HOBBY

Bowling