Game Box Monthly is a monthly tabletop board game subscription box. Each delivery contains a board game carefully selected to match the subscriber’s gaming preferences. Members can expect to save approximately 20% compared to retail. Boxes are delivered anywhere from a few days to a week after monthly billing has been processed.
This box for board game fans offers two subscription packages that can be purchased monthly, quarterly, or bi-annually.
1 - Month
3 - Months
6 - Months
This plan starts at $25.00 per month. The company suggests that the products in each monthly box are valued at around $30.00 This subscription box features one board game designed for completion within one hour.
This plan starts at $49.99 per month. The company suggests that the products in each monthly box are valued at around $60.00 This subscription box features a more complex board game designed to be the main event at a game night. This package will occasionally contain two or more games along with gaming related accessories.
Both subscriptions are customizable to match your personal gaming preferences. The company also takes the customers’ own board game inventory into account to prevent duplicate games from being shipped out.
We appreciate the diverse number of board games offered by the company. The games range from easy-to-learn card-based games to more complicated co-op games that require gamers to band together to defeat the board. We also appreciate the steps they take to make sure customers don’t receive games they already own in their subscription boxes.
We do hope the company does eventually offer the occasional classic game in its bold packages. The classic titles are typically the quick, casual games that often serve as the appetizer for a more epic board game experience that anchors a game night. Plus, those that like complex games also tend to enjoy casual games.
In addition to the monthly subscription boxes, you can purchase a one-time gift box for the board game enthusiast in your life. The gift box is priced at $74.99, and contains four undisclosed board games from a wide range of board game publishers. The company suggests that the combined retail price of the board games in the gift box is about $100.00.
Unlike the monthly subscription boxes, the gift boxes do not offer personalization options to tailor the box to the recipient’s preferences. They also do not take the recipient’s board game inventory into account, meaning that duplicates are a possibility.
Game Box Monthly currently holds an F on the Better Business Bureau website. The average rating is 1.66 out of 5 stars based on a total of two customer reviews and a total of five customer complaints.
It appears that most online reviews and the complaints are concerned about the company's billing and customer service. Specific issues regarding billing involve the continuation of billing for services after subscriptions have been canceled. Specific issues regarding the customer service stem from delays in response to customer inquiries and unclear communication to inquiries regarding their service.
The positive online feedback given to the company are focused on the range of games. Specific positive response has been given to the surprise factor that comes with the undisclosed nature of the subscription box.
We like to look through any negative or low-rated reviews that we can find in order to identify any recurring patterns you should know about. Thus far, the negative reviews focus on the peripherals of the service, such as billing and customer service, as opposed to the actual subscription box. According to the complaints filed with the Better Business Bureau, most of these complaints have yet to be resolved.
According to the company website, shipments are sent out a few days after the monthly billing has been processed. Monthly billing and their associated orders are processed at the beginning of the month for existing subscriptions, and on a weekly basis for new customers. Processing can take anywhere from a few days to a week to fully process depending on fluctuating metrics like weekends and holidays.
The company charges different shipping rates for their subscription box plans. These rates are pre-paid, and are based on the length of plan subscribed.
The shipping rates are as follows:
1 - Month
3 - Months
6 - Months
The company ships internationally at different rates. International customers are charged $20 per month for classic subscription boxes, and $45 per month for bold subscription boxes.
Customer service queries are initiated via e-mail
You can also find plenty of key information regarding the service on the FAQ page on the company’s website.
If you decide that you no longer want to be part of the Game Box Monthly subscription box service, you can easily cancel.
The cancellation process is as follows:
You can cancel at any time during your subscription time without having your current subscription box affected. For instance, if you cancel a week after you’ve signed up for their six-month subscription box, you will continue to receive subscription boxes until the end of the six-month period.
The company was founded in the summer of 2014 in upstate New York by Brian Finifter. According to the website, Finifter’s idea for the monthly subscription service launched from a couple of Reddit posts. It was a daunting task, considering he had no experience with launching a business – not to mention any capital.
Today, the company he launched has grown into a service reaching thousands of subscribers in every state in the country as well as every continent. As Game Box Monthly grows, their mission remains the same: to find and champion the best tabletop games they can find.
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