The Great American Mail Race

The Postal Service introduced The Great American Mail Race, a licensed board game, at the Gen Con Indy 2022 gaming conference in Indianapolis on Aug. 4.

The game allows players to race around a board that shows a map of the United States, using different methods — including the Pony Express, steamboats, hot air balloons and vehicles — to deliver mail and packages.

“The Great American Mail Race is a fun, interactive game that celebrates the Postal Service’s rich history and shows how we continue to deliver for America,” said Amity Kirby, the organization’s licensing manager.

The game, produced by Big Potato Games, is appropriate for ages 10 and up and requires two to four players.

The Great American Mail Race sells for $34.99 and is available exclusively at All 1,800 Target locations across the nation will carry the game.

Earlier this year, USPS introduced two other licensed products: a stamps-themed version of the Monopoly board game and U.S. Stamps of the ’80s, a 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle.

Oases of the seas

The Postal Service is celebrating 50 years of the National Marine Sanctuary System with the release of 16 stamps on Aug. 5.

The National Marine Sanctuaries pane features images as varied as the habitats and monuments that make up this vast network, which ranges from Rose Atoll in the South Pacific to Stellwagen Bank off the coast of Cape Cod, MA.

The system got its start on Oct. 23, 1972, when the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act was signed — 100 years after the Yellowstone National Park Protection Act became law.

That 1872 law was the first step in establishing the National Park Service. Similarly, the 1972 law provided a framework for preserving and protecting marine areas of ecological, cultural and historical importance.

Today, the system covers 620,000 square miles, with 15 sanctuaries and two monuments. It is managed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The stamps were designed by art director Greg Breeding from existing photographs, with a map of the system by illustrator Todd M. Detwiler on the back of the pane.

The Forever stamps will be sold in Post Offices and on

Virtual benefits fair

If you missed the Investing in You: Benefits, Retirement, and More summer virtual fair, you can still access the information presented during the event.

All live presentations were recorded and are available on demand. Follow these steps to watch:

• Go to

• Select either “Login” or “Guest Login.”

• Select “Auditorium.”

• Select “Click here to view sessions.”

• Select the fair day you’re interested in: June 28, June 29 or June 30.

• Select “Play” for the session you wish to view.

You can also visit booths and download information to your personal device to view later. Keep in mind that the chat feature is not available, as the live event has ended.

Participation is voluntary. Nonexempt employees may only participate off the clock or during authorized breaks.

For additional questions, email the USPS Wellness team.