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Who Are We?
The Cardboard Republic is a team of writers and podcasters primarily from New England. We’re bringing deep coverage back to board games, with a focus on written reviews, thoughtful podcasts, and offbeat videos.

We’ve been covering board games since 2012. In that time, we’ve expanded from a one-man writing team to a multi-person, multimedia organization. Our game reviews are the backbone of our site, but we also take pride in the conversations we have on Vox Republica (our bi-weekly podcast) and the innovative way we highlight games on our YouTube channel.

Since our inception, we’ve focused on providing comprehensive coverage of indie and/or lesser-known games. We’re not about the new hotness - we’re about the stealth hits flying just under the radar. We highlight a new independent game each month and, throughout convention season, we spend our con time hunting down diamonds in the rough.


Why Patreon?
We’ve grown as much as we can without a revenue stream, to be quite honest. Websites, podcasts, conventions, equipment…it all adds up. While we’re passionate about what we’re doing, we need external support to keep growing.

We’re not interesting in pursuing direct advertising at the moment. It doesn’t mesh with the independent ethos of the site, and we would much rather be beholden to our readers and listeners than to a publisher cutting a check.

Monthly Board Game Giveaway!

In addition to all the other cool stuff listed in the Rewards section, each of you will have a chance to enter our Patreon-only Game Giveaway. For every dollar that you pledge, your name gets dropped into our hat/random number generator. So, if you donate $1, you'll get one entry. $5 gets you five entries. 

At the beginning of each month, we'll send a notice to our Patreon supporters telling them which game we're giving away and how they can enter to win it. We promise to make it as easy as possible for you, so no tricky contest requirements or hoops to jump through. 

Tiers
Citizen
$1 or more per month
  • Access to Backer’s Only Patreon Feed
  • Entry Into Our Patreon Game Giveaway (Number of Entries = Number of Dollars Pledged)
  • Access to the CR Slack Channel
Patrician
$2 or more per month
  • Early Access to Videos
  • A Cardboard Republic Badge Ribbon & an Archetype Ribbon of Your Choice
  • All Rewards Listed for Previous Levels
Equite
$5 or more per month
  • Access to Issues of Casual Game Insider Magazine
  • One Bonus Entry to Our Monthly Indie Game Spotlight Giveaway Contests
  • All Rewards Listed for Previous Levels
Senator
$10 or more per month
  • Bimonthly 1 Hour Skype Meetings With Us. Sessions Include Personalized Game Recommendations, Online Game Sessions, and More
  • All Rewards Listed for Previous Levels
Goals
55% complete
Serial Vlogs! Upon reaching this goal Ryan plans to start filming short serialized vlog-style topic arcs that would each span a handful of episodes and focus on specific areas of discussion.
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Who Are We?
The Cardboard Republic is a team of writers and podcasters primarily from New England. We’re bringing deep coverage back to board games, with a focus on written reviews, thoughtful podcasts, and offbeat videos.

We’ve been covering board games since 2012. In that time, we’ve expanded from a one-man writing team to a multi-person, multimedia organization. Our game reviews are the backbone of our site, but we also take pride in the conversations we have on Vox Republica (our bi-weekly podcast) and the innovative way we highlight games on our YouTube channel.

Since our inception, we’ve focused on providing comprehensive coverage of indie and/or lesser-known games. We’re not about the new hotness - we’re about the stealth hits flying just under the radar. We highlight a new independent game each month and, throughout convention season, we spend our con time hunting down diamonds in the rough.


Why Patreon?
We’ve grown as much as we can without a revenue stream, to be quite honest. Websites, podcasts, conventions, equipment…it all adds up. While we’re passionate about what we’re doing, we need external support to keep growing.

We’re not interesting in pursuing direct advertising at the moment. It doesn’t mesh with the independent ethos of the site, and we would much rather be beholden to our readers and listeners than to a publisher cutting a check.

Monthly Board Game Giveaway!

In addition to all the other cool stuff listed in the Rewards section, each of you will have a chance to enter our Patreon-only Game Giveaway. For every dollar that you pledge, your name gets dropped into our hat/random number generator. So, if you donate $1, you'll get one entry. $5 gets you five entries. 

At the beginning of each month, we'll send a notice to our Patreon supporters telling them which game we're giving away and how they can enter to win it. We promise to make it as easy as possible for you, so no tricky contest requirements or hoops to jump through. 

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Tiers
Citizen
$1 or more per month
  • Access to Backer’s Only Patreon Feed
  • Entry Into Our Patreon Game Giveaway (Number of Entries = Number of Dollars Pledged)
  • Access to the CR Slack Channel
Patrician
$2 or more per month
  • Early Access to Videos
  • A Cardboard Republic Badge Ribbon & an Archetype Ribbon of Your Choice
  • All Rewards Listed for Previous Levels
Equite
$5 or more per month
  • Access to Issues of Casual Game Insider Magazine
  • One Bonus Entry to Our Monthly Indie Game Spotlight Giveaway Contests
  • All Rewards Listed for Previous Levels
Senator
$10 or more per month
  • Bimonthly 1 Hour Skype Meetings With Us. Sessions Include Personalized Game Recommendations, Online Game Sessions, and More
  • All Rewards Listed for Previous Levels