Ethics

Hex Mad plan to donate at least 10% of our profits to charity.

These donations will help support some of the world’s most effective human, animal, and environmental charities, such as the Against Malaria Foundation. Charities will be shortlisted on the basis of independent evaluation by non-profits like Giving What We Can (see below), and customers will have opportunities to vote on these.

Want to have a say on which charities we support? Subscribe to the newsletter (below) to get involved!

Find out more:

How do we pick which charities to shortlist? See https://www.givingwhatwecan.org/best-charities-to-donate-to-2022

How do we decide what causes to support? Causes will be selected using Effective Altruist principles (using evidence and reason to do the most good we can with the money we give). See this TED Talk for an overview, or check out https://www.effectivealtruism.org/

Environmental Impact

We’re a bit disturbed by what people are doing to the planet, and feel most companies could and should be doing more to minimize their negative impact (or better yet, do some good!). As such, we have sustainability in mind through the entire game design, development, manufacturing, shipping, and distribution process. This includes for example:

  • Minimizing number of components to those that are strictly necessary for a smooth gameplay experience
  • Choosing manufacturers with (relatively) good environmental credentials and availability of sustainable materials
  • Where possible, choosing the most sustainable materials available such as recycled paper/card, and minimizing plastic use
  • Providing print-and-play versions of games (where practical) to keep shipping to a minimum

However, as much as we’d like them not to, our products will still have an impact. So please don’t buy our sh*t unless you or the person you’re buying for really wants it. 😉

V*g Lovers

Hex Mad is vegan! This means we, as a company, avoid buying animal products (for example when catering for events we run). This is because we consider them problematic in terms of their animal welfare, public health, and environmental implications. However this in no way means you need to be vegan to work with, or for, us. We acknowledge that most people eat meat and respect everyone’s freedom of choice.

TLDR: We like animals. But we like you too.

Inclusivity

We believe everyone should feel welcome and included in gaming, so whoever you are, come on in and make yourself at home. We’ll get the kettle on.