Out of the Box Publishing was founded in 1998 and is based in Dodgeville, Wisconsin. Its first game was Bosworth, a Chess variant designed by company founder Mark Alan Osterhaus.
Best Known For:
Out of the Box Publishing's best-known game is Apples to Apples, a brilliant and often hilarious party game which is now published by Mattel. Other popular games from Out of the Box include the 10 Days... series (10 Days in Africa, 10 Days in the Americas, 10 Days in Asia, 10 Days in Europe, and 10 Days in the USA), Basari, Cloud 9, and Snorta!.
Out of the Box Publishing's catalog also includes Wheedle, Harry's Grand Slam Baseball Game, Ninja vs. Ninja, Pirate vs. Pirate, Blink, Squint, Tutankhamen, Wallamoppi, and a series of abstract games including Octiles, Fire and Ice, and Creeper.
Backseat Drawing was my pick as the #2 easy-to-find game of 2008. Snorta!, originally published by Out of the Box, was my pick as the #6 easy-to-find game of 2008 (and my pick as the #10 game of 2004). Letter Roll was my pick as the #9 board game of 2007. Harry's Grand Slam Baseball was my pick as the #2 card game of 2005. 10 Days in Africa was my pick as the #5 game of 2003.
Out of the Box Publishing has released games which were also published by FX Schmid, Pin International, and other companies.