That’s Me

 | Backstory

While Charlie is busy making saw-dusty messes in our basement/garage, I’m contemplating product descriptions, taking photos, applying for fairs, managing inventory, balancing spreadsheets, and communicating with potential customers.

Hi!  I’m Debo.  That’s Goldie and Hey-Hey, two of my egg laying friends. Living in the country and having chickens has been a long time dream come true for our family. is a tabletop game and toy shop that Charlie and I opened up in 2015 – the year after we left our city life behind.  Charlie works part time as a maintenance guy and I have a part time job as an office manager/virtual assistant.   Most days, I love my far away (paying) job.  Somedays, I imagine alternative possibilities.  More about me and all of this later.

I am the social media and office manager for Boards & Boxes’s online shops and our next big thing, the Galena, IL area game rental business.  Finally putting my degree in communications to good use, this year I’m focusing on improving our connection with our customers.  We will share personal stories via this blog and our Instagram.  We will tell you all about how we purchase supplies locally within our product descriptions.   As Charlie completes handcrafting more expertly detailed unique games; I will be following up with readable game instructions, descriptive product information, and informative blog posts.

With my limited background in creative writing, this blog thing is a new venture for me. I hope you will bear with me while I get it all figured out.  With supportive customers, neighbors, and friends in mind; Charlie and I hope to bring you steady updates including:

  • who we are
  • what is happening around the shop
  • how our products are good to buy and good to think
  • little tidbits about what we do in our spare time
    • (garden, cook, wildschool, homestead, etc).



Tell us how we are doing by visiting us on Facebook and Instagram.
View our products by visiting our shops below:

Games and Toy Shop
Galena Rental Games