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Paper Palace


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Paper Palace is a bi-monthly mail subscription service for pencil-and-paper games, delivered direct to your mailbox. Six times a year you'll receive a discursive, graphics-filled letter in a No. 10 envelope with a complete set of instructions for a new pencil-and-paper game for 1-2 players. Each month will feature a new game, culled from years’ worth of research into 19th century educational anthologies from the library stacks, ancient Angelfire websites, academic mathematics journals, experimental children's development titles from The Whole Earth Catalog, and other hard-to-find sources. You'll receive a brief history of the game, common strategies, and any other information that seems relevant to the topic at hand.

Packages also include "Palace Intrigues," the readers' section of Paper Palace, with a page or two devoted to letters, notes, requests, trivia and greetings from other subscribers.

Each package also includes a piece of paper ephemera to practice on, rescued from the depths of the discarded technical manuals section at the world famous Ax-Man Surplus in St. Paul, Minnesota.

These games are suitable for all ages and skill levels, and can be played in any number of settings:

+ on hold with a customer service representative
+ sitting on a bus or train
+ at a restaurant or bar on a napkin or menu
+ at home with your kids
+ on vacation
+ in the kitchen at a boring party

Sales tax not included. There is no additional charge for sending to U.S. addresses, but there is a $12 surcharge for international subscriptions. This subscription period runs from February 2023 to December 2023.