Meet The Urbaanite: Leia Avery


Meet Leia Avery, the Founder of Just Play Entertainment, Inc. and inventor of Hip Hop Charades, a fun for the culture game featured on TV shows, magazines and at gaming expos across the country. Leia has taken her Chicago-based events company and expanded it to the Nashville area to help families and friends find new ways to come closer together through gameplay. We hope you enjoy meeting this Urbaanite.

Leia Avery, Founder of Just Play Entertainment, Inc.

Hometown: Chicago, IL

How many years have you been in Nashville?
5 years

Tell us what you are creating in Nashville?
Experience. Nostalgic. Fun! I’m creating fun-filled events to bring people closer together via game play. Home of the Hip Hop Charades card game. We offer a variety of cool games customized to fit your needs. We are here to help people celebrate special occasions such as Birthdays, Family Reunions, Baby Shower Games, Teen Games, etc. either virtually or in person. We are even helping corporations improve employee morale with our team-building activities.

What inspires you?   
Recognizing the belief that there is something greater than myself, to serve a bigger purpose. I’m inspired by the amazing leaders that came before me, my own purpose and knowing that what I offer can change the lives of others. A mother once told me that my game helped her build her relationship with her daughter, that’s my inspiration!

Coffee, lunch, brunch, or happy hour?
Brunch, ALL DAY! There’s just something about enjoying a good meal, drinks and good vibes during the day.

Current book you are reading or album you are listening to?
Book: Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself. Album: Tobe Nwigwe

What is your favorite Nashville spot you are digging right now?

FlashMe Experience offers a unique selfie museum that reminds me of the one I attended in Houston. It brings a Different Vibe to Nashville and I’m excited about our upcoming Adult Playground event Wednesday, August the 25th. 6-9PM. The Local Distro has a delicious menu, be sure to try the famous chili! It’s a cool place to go and hang out while catching up on some work on the laptop or catch the Monday Night Jazz to kick off your workweek. EG & MC is a vibe as well! The atmosphere, drinks, and food are just what Nashville needed.

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