New board game, ‘The Great American Mail Race,’ aims for family competition

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Think you have what it takes to be the best postman in town?

Independent British game maker Big Potato Games has teamed up with the United States Postal Service to release a new board game called USPS: The Great American Mail Race.

The family game, as described by the organizations in a press release, challenges players to “work” for the USPS.

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It also challenges them to prove that they are the “best postman” in the group.

The game’s objective is to deliver as much mail as possible to some of America’s most iconic cities such as Jackpot, Nevada, and Whynot, North Carolina, according to a press release.

There are 13 means of transport players can use to complete their “postal route”, including the Pony Express, a 4×4 truck, a hot air balloon, and a rocket.

Players score points by delivering mail in all four regions of the United States.

Four players participate in a USPS game: The Great American Mail Race.
(Big Potato Games)

Players can earn bonus points by collecting postcards, making same-day deliveries and hometown pickups – or delivering fragile packages without air freight.

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The game’s design seems to sport a nostalgic flair.

It uses officially licensed USPS logos and artwork and a replica of a mail collection box stamp, which players can use to stamp their packing slips and tracking points.

A player stamps a delivery slip with a replica mail collection box stamp while playing the board game USPS: The Great American Mail Race.

A player stamps a delivery slip with a replica mail collection box stamp while playing the board game USPS: The Great American Mail Race.
(Big Potato Games)

Dean Tempest, CEO and co-founder of Big Potato Games, said in a statement that the game reflects the close relationship that a majority of Americans have with their own postal carriers in their neighborhood.

“The United States Postal Service is the most beloved federal agency and people have such a special connection to their local mail carrier,” Tempest said in her statement shared with Fox News Digital.

A USPS: The Great American Mail Race player holds playing cards.

A USPS: The Great American Mail Race player holds playing cards.
(Big Potato Games)

“We are thrilled to launch USPS: The Great American Mail Race, which celebrates America’s postal workers and more than 245 years of USPS history, while providing a first-class game night for families and friends.

USPS: The Great American Mail Race is available on Target.

It retails for $34.99.

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Every purchase of the game directly supports the United States Postal Service, the organizations said in a joint press release.

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