Gaming Guru (Monthly)

by UnboxBoardom
1766 sales
No phones. No TVs. All fun! Unplug & play on with this premium subscription board game service.

Product Details

Gather ‘Round & Get Your Game On

Remember beating Mom at her favorite board game? Or challenging friends on rainy Fridays? Skip the screen and grab the gang for game night done right with UnboxBoardom, the best way to discover new board games. Every game is a tried-and-verified good time according to our team of gaming gurus. Select from featured games yourself...or be surprised!
  • For ages 8 and up
  • No internet access needed
  • Games range from family games to strategy games to party games; typical box value is $30-$40
  • For every 10 new subscribers that sign up, a game is donated to an organization that helps kids who can’t afford one
  • A new game EVERY month (for different frequency, see other product listings)

Customer Questions (13)


Q: Are these games suitable for kids 10 & 12 years old?Asked by Dawn J., December 2020

UnboxBoardom answered...December 2020

Yes! Most games are suitable for that age range. We recommend our boxes for ages 8+.


Q: May I purchase games at once instead of monthly?Asked by Pam D., November 2021

UnboxBoardom answered...November 2021

Yes! All of our subscriptions have a prepay option which you can play for all the games at once as part of the subscription.


Q: Is there any way to specify games for 12 and over or adult? My husband and I like to play, but we also get together with friends.Asked by Jenny K., August 2021

UnboxBoardom answered...August 2021

Hi Jenny -- if you choose to select the games yourself, you will get an email on the 1st of the month with the options of your games to select! Additionally, we can put a note on your account with your game preferences.


Q: Is it possible to request only getting games that have at least a 2 person min (my husband and I want to play them together)Asked by Tanisha G., March 2021

UnboxBoardom answered...March 2021

Yes! After you sign-up, if you contact us we can put a note on the account. Additionally, if you decide to choose the games yourself, when you receive the email with the featured games each month it will state the player counts for each game

Reviews (59)

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  2. Reviews for this seller (2)

Easy and fun but tough on the bifocals

Apr 20, 2022
Verified Purchase
Robin B.
1 Review
Subscribed for 28 days

The only thing I didn’t like is the map was huge and the tiniest details really make the game. Not good if your at that stage of life that requires bifocal’s. The magnifying glass included was useful but needed to be bigger.
Once you get the hang of the game each can be solved in about 15-20 minutes which keeps the interest of the easily distracted.
Hanging the map on the wall works best but you need to have good light to see the details to solve the case.

UnboxBoardom said...Apr 20, 2022

Thanks for the feedback Robin! We appreciate the insight!

Monthly subscription box

Feb 22, 2022
Verified Purchase
Christine S.
1 Review
Subscribed for 3 months

Loved getting games each month this winter! It gave my husband and I something to look forward to and it was fun trying out new games we wouldn’t typically pick out!! Great customer service as well!

UnboxBoardom said...Feb 22, 2022

Thanks for the kind words Christine! We are glad you and your husband enjoyed it!

I got bamboozled.

Mar 15, 2022
Verified Purchase
Shakea R.
1 Review
Subscribed for 1 month

Very underwhelmed. In the video here it shows getting a game and extra little things, as a usual subscription box. Ordered my first box way before shipping date and thought I would get the last box available at least. Nope, had to wait about a month to get the new subscription. And all I got was a game. Kinda disappointed in the game options. 2 games I wasn't interested in at all. The last game option seems like it will be interesting, but it also appears like a 3 times to play game. Not a game you can repeat months later or on a regular basis. Very very underwhelmed. 2 more months to go though as I purchased a 3 month subscription. I feel like I could have went out and bought the game I was shipped for less than the price of the monthly subscription as I only received a boardgame in a box with paper cushion. I don't feel like I'm getting my money's worth and wasted my excitement waiting, especially a long time waiting just to get a board game.

UnboxBoardom said...Mar 15, 2022

Hi Shakea -- We are sorry to hear you were disappointed with your box this month. All of our subscriptions begin in the month after you sign-up (ie. if you signed up in February, you receive your first game in March). However, we never want you to receive a game you're not excited about. Please use the "Contact Seller" button so we can better understand your concerns and work with you to make the remaining games a better experience.

New subscription - Off to a great start!

Dec 29, 2021
Verified Purchase
Richard M.
1 Review
Subscribed for 26 days

My wife and I have reached a point where during the winter months we hang close to the house. We are also realizing that tv can only be so entertaining. We picked up a game "Sequence" thinking we'd play once or twice a month as a break from the tv, what we found is that 2 or 3 times a week we were playing. This led to a Christmas gift idea and UnboxBoardom was a perfect fit. The first game won't arrive until January but I have contacted their service group 2 or 3 times regarding the subscription settings and how best to communicate the gift to my wife. Each time they responded extremely quickly and were very friendly with their communication. I have no doubts that if a question ever comes up they will continue to provide outstanding service.
If you're considering a subscription, go for it. Great people and I'm sure the games will be fantastic as well.

UnboxBoardom said...Dec 30, 2021

Thanks so much for the kind words Richard! We're happy we were able to help excited to get you started!

Happy Customers!

Sep 17, 2021
Verified Purchase
Emilie L.
1 Review
Subscribed for 1 month

My and my partner are HUGE board game nerds! This subscription has been a really great addition to our many board game date nights. The sellers were very prompt in responding to my questions. Good shipping quality and very positive experience!

UnboxBoardom said...Sep 17, 2021

Hi Emilie, we're so happy to hear we have been able to help with date nights and have been enjoying your subscription!

Prompt delivery

Sep 16, 2021
Verified Purchase
Emily R.
2 Reviews
2 Helpful
Subscribed for 23 days

Our first game arrived in prompt time. Looks like a fun complex game for our family. I might renew after we try this game out for a while.

Excellent Curated Selection

Jul 25, 2021
Verified Purchase
Susan S.
3 Reviews
Subscribed for 1 year

Excellent selection of games! Everything from fast, fun family games to award-winning Eurogames. There's always something I want in each mth's choices--sometimes it's hard to decide! Probably about 30-50% of the time they offer a game that's actually on my wishlist! Really enjoy this subscription❤👍

UnboxBoardom said...Jul 27, 2021

Thank you for the kind words! We are glad you have enjoyed the games!

Family game night is back

Jun 24, 2021
Verified Purchase
Nichole E.
1 Review
Subscribed for 3 months

Perfect for our family of four. Game was not too easy, not too hard for all players. Challenging and fun. The surprise is the best part. Nice to come home to a cool new game on the table and reinstate family game night after too many nights of Netflix binging!

UnboxBoardom said...Jun 24, 2021

Thank you so much for the kind words Nichole! We are glad you are enjoying the service!

Complicated Game

Aug 20, 2021
Verified Purchase
Leila J.
1 Review
Subscribed for 1 month

The game was way too complicated. I am not sure if I just picked wrong but we want games with simpler rules, easy to start playing.

UnboxBoardom said...Aug 23, 2021

Hi Leila,
We are sorry to hear the game was too complicated for you! We try to feature games that are appealing to a wide range of gamers. If in a given month none of the games appeal to you, if you reach out to us we are happy to work with you to provide an alternative or push your subscription back a month! We will also put a note on the account that you prefer simpler games. Please let us know if you have any questions!

Bad website, Rude customer service

Aug 16, 2021
Verified Purchase
Lucas L.
1 Review
Subscribed for 2 years

I love the games and the idea but they're website doesn't work correctly. When you send in a message about it they are SUPER condescending. I have moved twice during my Subscription and they have messed it up both times. I even send them pictures of the change of shipping address on their website and how it was done a month before the shipment. was told. "we sent it to the latest address on file, this is not our fault"
I dont mind that Ive been sent multiple of the same game on the random subscription. But I hate getting blamed because their website does not update correctly.

UnboxBoardom said...Aug 17, 2021

Hi Luke, we are sorry to hear you had an issue with our service. We will look into the address change with our website provider and see if we can find the source of the problem. In the meantime, someone from our team will reach out to you and get the correct address sorted out and the package delivered to you. We are so sorry you have had delivery errors and will get it corrected.

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