Heyo Folks!

Welcome to Staff Rants – the I’m Board Games & Family Fun staff-run newsletter! I’m Dylan, the I’m Board Event Coordinator, and I’m coming to you live from the blogosphere! We’re excited to post new Staff Rants on a routine basis to give you snapshots of what’s happening around the stores each week.


  • Our Game Centers are open again! You can read our full guidelines (including Covid-related rules) right here! Check out our Game Center calendars to learn about regular events such as Magic the Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons! And stay turned for the return of Board Game Challenges at both locations! These mini-tournaments were one of our most popular events before shutdown, and we can’t wait to get them back on the tables!
  • Exciting new family game releases include Unlock Kids, Villainous Bigger and Badder, and Tongues Out! You strategy gamers will want to check out Port Royal Big Box, Libertalia: Winds of Galecrest, and Terra Mystica Big Box! You can see all our latest releases right here.
  • In the land of crowdfunding, I’m Board recently backed Ra on Gamefound and Trailblazer: The John Muir Trail on Kickstarter. If either of these interest you and you want to back them through the store, feel free to reach out to us and we can get you on the list. We also have a Facebook Group dedicated to crowdfunded games!
  • Your purchases now earn free Open Gaming! You can check out the new program here!

Staff Pick of the Week

This week the pick is from me! I would love to talk to you about Space Base! I’ve been really enjoying playing this smaller game lately. I’m grooving on the engine building in this game, and the fact that you get to do stuff on everyone else’s turn as well as your own. Turns go quick but it’s got some nice crunch. If you like Machi Koro, definitely give this one a try!

We Want to Hear From You!

We’re just ramping up our rants, and we’d love to hear about any topics you would like to hear us rant about! Is there anything you want to see in future blogs? Email me and let me know!