Inside the Box is creating comedy tabletop gaming videos
127

patrons

$514
per month
Inside the Box has been producing comedy tabletop gaming videos since 2014. We bring your favorite board games to life with cinematic style, visual FX, and an alarmingly immature sense of humor.

Origin Story:
ITB started out when two lifelong friends, Jack (me!) and George (the upside down dude above) began making terrible home movies at age 13. We kept going throughout our teen years, and somehow the movies became less terrible and we became more ambitious. At some point we also grew unfortunate teenage goatees, but let's not dwell on that era.

Years later, as adults, we discovered the world of tabletop gaming and began a weekly game night. After scouring YouTube for board game-related videos, we realized that while there were many great content creators producing reviews and how-to-plays, we felt we could contribute something of our own into the mix. What if there was a tabletop game series that focused on the sillier aspects of our hobby, the joy of gaming with close friends, and brought the games we love to life in visually exciting ways?

So we decided to marry our love of filmmaking and board games together. And thus Inside the Box was born. Around this time, I also got married to Hana, thereby legally roping her into this ridiculousness too. And Brandon had nothing better to do at the time so we got him on board with a promise of free pizza (a promise we have yet to delivery on... sucker!)

The Future:
We want Inside the Box to last a long time. As we've gained popularity, we've continually tried to top ourselves with our level of production, to make the best videos we can possibly make. Because of this, I've spent more and more time writing, shooting, editing and doing visual FX for our videos, often working 8 hours a night on videos after coming home from an 8 hour day shift at my job.

But in May 2016, I've decided to refocus my priorities and work on Inside the Box full-time. Yup. You can imagine the awkward looks my family gave me when I told them I was quitting my job at age 36 to make funny internet videos full time. I've never seen a whole group of adults all instinctively clutch their wallets at the same time before. Yeesh.

However, over the years, many kind (or possibly drunk) people have asked us if we had a Patreon they could donate to, or otherwise inquired how they could help support us. Well, that time is now. Like, right now. In fact, you know what? This doesn't even have to be a one-sided thing. Here, you make a pledge to us, and I make a pledge to you in return. No not a monetary one, ha! I pledge to you that I will continue to make ridiculous and tasteless videos about our favorite hobby, to invite you into our circle of foul-mouthed and foul-mannered fools, and to promote the spread of board gaming-related disease around the world, for as long as I can, 'til death do us part.

Or until George takes over the show with a violent coup. Either way.

So, where is my money going?
An offshore account in the Caymans.

Oh, you mean what are we using it for? Funds from this Patreon will go towards everything we need to produce the show on a monthly basis. Cast, games, props, costumes, dildos, camera equipment, lighting, all of it. The more funding we get, the more time we can afford to spend on the show, which means more episodes, more often!

Tiers
A Noble Spirit Embiggens the Smallest Tier
$1 or more per month 40 patrons


To keep it simple, we've decided to limit the number of different pledge levels, but feel free to donate as much or as little as you want. Every dollar helps!

This tier is great for:

1) People who kinda sorta think we're ok, but mostly just want to watch us hurt ourselves on video.
2) Supporters from countries whose economies have collapsed. (By the way, if you need someone to green card marry you, George is available for hire)
"Free Pizza" tier!
$5 or more per month 40 patrons

At this tier, you'll totally receive a free pizza from Inside the Box. At some point. Some day. When we decide you're ready.

Oh, and you'll also be credited as a "Supporter" at the end of each video. If that kind of thing interests you.
"The Insider" tier
$10 or more per month 30 patrons


In addition to free pizza and Supporter credit, this tier will grant you access to tons of exclusive additional content: a Gag Reel for each episode, periodic Behind-the-Scenes featurettes, detailing the process that goes into making each episode, and all "What to Play" episodes, where we feature smaller games.

Additionally, we will allow each pledger one (1) voyeuristic session per month wherein the pledger may choose to camp outside our houses and peer into our windows in a creepy manner befitting a pervert. We will take no legal action against you for this so long as you follow three simple rules:

1) We can't know you're there
2) No fondling yourself
3) Seriously, no fondling yourself. Please.
You choose the game!
$2,000 or more per month 0 of 6 patrons



We're allotting a few spots in our yearly schedule for viewer's choice episodes. Have a game you really want us to cover? Are you a game designer, publisher, or just a huge die-hard fan?

This is a **one-time donation** for one episode based on the game of your choice (please cancel after the initial charge).
Goals
$514 of $1,000 per month
We produce 3 full-length episodes of Inside the Box each year.
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Inside the Box has been producing comedy tabletop gaming videos since 2014. We bring your favorite board games to life with cinematic style, visual FX, and an alarmingly immature sense of humor.

Origin Story:
ITB started out when two lifelong friends, Jack (me!) and George (the upside down dude above) began making terrible home movies at age 13. We kept going throughout our teen years, and somehow the movies became less terrible and we became more ambitious. At some point we also grew unfortunate teenage goatees, but let's not dwell on that era.

Years later, as adults, we discovered the world of tabletop gaming and began a weekly game night. After scouring YouTube for board game-related videos, we realized that while there were many great content creators producing reviews and how-to-plays, we felt we could contribute something of our own into the mix. What if there was a tabletop game series that focused on the sillier aspects of our hobby, the joy of gaming with close friends, and brought the games we love to life in visually exciting ways?

So we decided to marry our love of filmmaking and board games together. And thus Inside the Box was born. Around this time, I also got married to Hana, thereby legally roping her into this ridiculousness too. And Brandon had nothing better to do at the time so we got him on board with a promise of free pizza (a promise we have yet to delivery on... sucker!)

The Future:
We want Inside the Box to last a long time. As we've gained popularity, we've continually tried to top ourselves with our level of production, to make the best videos we can possibly make. Because of this, I've spent more and more time writing, shooting, editing and doing visual FX for our videos, often working 8 hours a night on videos after coming home from an 8 hour day shift at my job.

But in May 2016, I've decided to refocus my priorities and work on Inside the Box full-time. Yup. You can imagine the awkward looks my family gave me when I told them I was quitting my job at age 36 to make funny internet videos full time. I've never seen a whole group of adults all instinctively clutch their wallets at the same time before. Yeesh.

However, over the years, many kind (or possibly drunk) people have asked us if we had a Patreon they could donate to, or otherwise inquired how they could help support us. Well, that time is now. Like, right now. In fact, you know what? This doesn't even have to be a one-sided thing. Here, you make a pledge to us, and I make a pledge to you in return. No not a monetary one, ha! I pledge to you that I will continue to make ridiculous and tasteless videos about our favorite hobby, to invite you into our circle of foul-mouthed and foul-mannered fools, and to promote the spread of board gaming-related disease around the world, for as long as I can, 'til death do us part.

Or until George takes over the show with a violent coup. Either way.

So, where is my money going?
An offshore account in the Caymans.

Oh, you mean what are we using it for? Funds from this Patreon will go towards everything we need to produce the show on a monthly basis. Cast, games, props, costumes, dildos, camera equipment, lighting, all of it. The more funding we get, the more time we can afford to spend on the show, which means more episodes, more often!

Recent posts by Inside the Box

Tiers
A Noble Spirit Embiggens the Smallest Tier
$1 or more per month 40 patrons


To keep it simple, we've decided to limit the number of different pledge levels, but feel free to donate as much or as little as you want. Every dollar helps!

This tier is great for:

1) People who kinda sorta think we're ok, but mostly just want to watch us hurt ourselves on video.
2) Supporters from countries whose economies have collapsed. (By the way, if you need someone to green card marry you, George is available for hire)
"Free Pizza" tier!
$5 or more per month 40 patrons

At this tier, you'll totally receive a free pizza from Inside the Box. At some point. Some day. When we decide you're ready.

Oh, and you'll also be credited as a "Supporter" at the end of each video. If that kind of thing interests you.
"The Insider" tier
$10 or more per month 30 patrons


In addition to free pizza and Supporter credit, this tier will grant you access to tons of exclusive additional content: a Gag Reel for each episode, periodic Behind-the-Scenes featurettes, detailing the process that goes into making each episode, and all "What to Play" episodes, where we feature smaller games.

Additionally, we will allow each pledger one (1) voyeuristic session per month wherein the pledger may choose to camp outside our houses and peer into our windows in a creepy manner befitting a pervert. We will take no legal action against you for this so long as you follow three simple rules:

1) We can't know you're there
2) No fondling yourself
3) Seriously, no fondling yourself. Please.
You choose the game!
$2,000 or more per month 0 of 6 patrons



We're allotting a few spots in our yearly schedule for viewer's choice episodes. Have a game you really want us to cover? Are you a game designer, publisher, or just a huge die-hard fan?

This is a **one-time donation** for one episode based on the game of your choice (please cancel after the initial charge).