Change the World by How You Shop Logo: The U.S. Ethical Shopping Guide

Papillon Enterprise is "creating jobs for mothers & fathers who don’t want to have to abandon their children to an orphanage because they can’t feed them."  They offer neat checkers and tic-tac-toe travel sets for kids.

 Games that Give Back

Market Haiti is " a market place designed to empower & market Haitian artisans in their work".  They sell a 500-piece puzzle picturing Haiti houses.

Below are games, handcrafted by artisans, perfect for the coffee table or playing with friends.  Enjoy your game, knowing that your purchase is making a difference in the lives of others!

Amani ya Juu is a "social economic enterprise committed to peace and reconciliation for African women." They sew a cool bottle cap checker board set and a memory game for kids.

The Village Country Store is "a fair trade gift shop offering high quality unique handcrafted and handmade artisan gifts and crafts from around the globe."  They offer a great selection of wooden puzzles and games, including dice, tabletop bowling, travel tic-tac-toe and more!  (My five-year-old is enthralled with the wooden puzzle I ordered for him :)

The Mercy House Shop is "a global marketplace and the beautiful products in this shop are made by women empowered by Mercy House Global."  They sell a cute heart tic-tac-toe game and travel checkers for kids.

Serrv is "a nonprofit, fair trade organization dedicated to lifting disadvantaged artisans, farmers, and their families out of poverty."  They sell chess sets and beautiful wooden puzzles.  (To find their products in a retail shop near you, click here.)

Ten Thousand Villages, "the original fair trader", started in 1946.  They sell awesome handcrafted chess sets, wooden puzzles and more!  

(To also look for their products in a retail location near you, click here.)