Remember the times when mom hosted house parties featuring drinks, music and heated games of Spades that lasted all night long? South Sider Kenyatta Forbes is cultivating a millennial version of her nostalgia for grown-folk kickbacks with her new card game, Trading Rappers; where players argue whether Tupac, Biggie, Nicki Minaj or Lil Uzi Vert, for example, is the best rapper of all time.

Defined as the “Spades of rap culture,” Trading Rappers follows the model of Forbes’ debut card game, Trading Races, where players debate which historical figure (i.e. Malcolm X or Harriett Tubman) exudes the highest level of blackness. Both games are conversation starters, Forbes says, as they challenge players to think about what it means to be Black or a rap icon.

“[I] make these particular games to create community in a way that we’ve lost [in today’s] digital world,” Forbes says. “We go to parties [and sit] on our cellphones. So this is a way of providing an opportunity for people to reconnect, have community, sit down, talk, and politic.

In preparation for the release of Trading Rappers, Forbes is hosting a card game tournament on Aug. 8 at yo:u art gallery in Chicago to raise awareness for her Kickstarter campaign, which ends August 11th. She’s hoping to raise about $5,000 more to reach her $10,000 goal to release Trading Rappers.

Don’t go to the Trading Rappers tournament expecting to sit in a corner and engage in quiet conversations. Trading Rappers requires bravado – becoming a diehard representative for the rapper you choose for battle. The dealer gives each player five cards with images of different rappers and, in Spades fashion, the player to the left goes first. Each player then throws out the best card in their hand, or the one best suited to beat the cards played previously. With all cards down, the group must come to a consensus on who’s the best rapper. The owner of that card wins the round.

Though there’s only 54 cards in the initial Trading Rappers deck, Forbes is working with music and cultural tastemakers across Chicago to create expansion packs. Fake Shore Drive’s Andrew Barber is lending his hand with an edition exclusively dedicated to Chicago rappers. Drew, owner of Chicago-based hip-hop clothing line Enstrumental, is putting together an expansion pack with conscious rappers.

“There are so many different genres and types of rap and that’s where the expansion packs come into play,” Forbes adds, “so you can continuously add to the deck to keep it fresh.”

The game isn’t solely for rap heads or those fond of one particular age of rap. Forbes argues that even old-school rap fans will have to confront newcomers like 21 Savage, and may be forced to give the new generation a good listen.

“Every generation is going to have a type of music that represents who they are. I think about Ice Cube, Eazy-E and NWA. They were the voice that spoke to that generation,” Forbes says. “[Trading Rappers] is an opportunity to engage with a section of rap that maybe you didn’t even think that you knew or would even like.”