Across the Board


Surprise Him With Across The Board’s Nostalgic-But-New Sports Games Or Classic Games Lovingly Handcrafted In The USA

St. Louis, MO (May 28, 2019) – No matter what the kids call him — dad, pop, father or daddy — this June 16, Father’s Day is one Sunday meant for memories and merriment. So present him with a unique board game. Not just any board but one of Across The Board’s gorgeous maple or walnut crafted creations. Have the kids add a hand drawn card.

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“Across The Board games are handcrafted wooden tributes to classic games that are designed to get families together,” wrote The Grommet, an online marketplace of innovative new products. “And they are made to last for many years of game night fun…you’ll find attractive, well-made wooden boards that are crafted with a keen attention to detail. And we bet you’ll also find lots of kids and grown-ups who want to play them again and again.”

Baseball Game • $50 • Ages 6+This Father’s Day, help the kids salute dad and granddad with a Baseball Game ($50), constructed in Across The Board’s workshop in Crestwood, Missouri. Roll the dice and run the pegs around the bases to score a run. Just add hot dogs and Cracker Jacks for a baseball themed celebration!

For the man who thinks he’s the king of his castle, wrap up Assault Strategy Game ($36). It’s a fresh take on a classic strategy board game that pits attackers and defenders against each other with the goal of outsmarting the competition and ultimately capturing the castle.

Got a Kentucky Derby or Preakness fan? Bring the excitement of the racetrack to the kitchen table or rec room with Maple ($96) or Walnut ($116) Horseracing Game. Each lovingly handcrafted set includes a horse racing game board, velvet bag containing a pair of dice, deck of cards, and 11 numbered horses. The boards are indeed solid wood, weighing several hefty pounds!

When it comes to Father’s Day gift giving, Dad (or Grandpa) deserve the highest quality gift that will last for generations!

“Our experience has been that most board games are made overseas, cut from cardboard and frankly, they don’t last a long time,” explains Across The Board’s founder Kim McDaniel. “We believe when you purchase a product, it should last … and our games are built for generations to enjoy!”

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Baseball Game • $50 • Ages 6+
Baseball Game • $50 • Ages 6+
Hit a home run with this handcrafted baseball game! Fun for rookies and major league players alike, this game is easy to learn and fun for hours!

Assault • $36 • Ages 6+
Assault • $36 • Ages 6+
Created by a local inventor, Attackers and Defenders take turns trying to outsmart each other to occupy the castle in a balanced contest strategy game. The game set includes game board, velvet bag containing twenty-four black marbles and two red marbles.

Horseracing Game – Maple $96 or Walnut $116 • Recommended Ages 13+
Horseracing Game – Maple $96 or Walnut $116 • Recommended Ages 13+
Everyone can be a winner when the racetrack is in your own home. This simple and exciting game can be played with both small and large groups! Both lighter maple and darker walnut (below) boasts a nearly 5-pound wood veneer board, deck of cards, pair of dice and eleven numbered horses! Whoa horsey.

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Read the press release as a PDF

Across the Board is a St. Louis family owned and operated workshop specializing in high quality, handcrafted, unique wooden board games. All board games are made with premium materials and assembled with the utmost care and precision. Our top priorities are attention to detail and providing unmatched customer service. Our board games are reinventions of old classics. They do not require batteries, computer screens, televisions or an electric outlet. Instead, they encourage personal interaction that cannot be replicated. Families and friends can once again gather around the kitchen table for an exciting night of game play they won’t want to end. Discover all of our games at


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