TheBoardGenius

Handmade custom game boards and accessories.

Tempe, Arizona | 676 Sales

TheBoardGenius

Handmade custom game boards and accessories.

Tempe, Arizona 676 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars (82)

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Ryan

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Ryan

About

Catan or Rocket Science?

I have played Catan for many years, but have always been frustrated by the standard board. One day a friend and I decided to make a laser-cut/laser-engraved board for ourselves. After finding a laser that could do the job, we spent many hours/days/months perfecting the board. After several years, and numerous "do you sell these?" questions, I finally decided to try and actually sell them. And that's how The Board Genius was born!

Even though my day job is in aerospace engineering, I've always enjoyed doing creative and artistic projects, especially working with wood. I also enjoy getting friends together for board game nights or the occasional LAN party.

It's been a lot of work putting together The Board Genius, but it's also been lots of fun and very rewarding! I hope that I can continue to do this for a long time!

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Shop members

  • Ryan Rahn

    Owner, Resident Rocket Scientist

    Even though my day job is in aerospace engineering, I've always enjoyed doing creative and artistic projects, especially working with wood. I also enjoy getting friends together for board game nights or the occasional LAN party.

  • Amy Liu

    Production Technician, Illustrator

    I'm currently in university studying architecture and have been helping Ryan out for almost two years! I design some of the artwork for pieces and assist the shop with laser cutting, social media, and product manufacturing.

  • Ethan Klein

    Production Technician, The Spray Guy

    Just passed the one year anniversary of working at The Board Genius and haven't looked back; I do whatever needs to be done around the lab with the laser cutter or at the spray booth. Outside this, I go to university and watch all the movies I can.

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