The Great American Mail Race will sell for $34.99 at Target.
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 Target.com. 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
Stamps mark 50 years of marine protection
The National Marine Sanctuaries stamps highlight 16 habitats and monuments.
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 usps.com.
Virtual benefits fair
Recorded sessions still available
USPS employees can go online to view videos from the Investing in You virtual fair.