We incorporated Spielbound as a non-profit in the fall of 2012 with the State of Nebraska and have been operating as such since then. We filed for our 501(c)3 tax exemption status in the spring of 2013 and the IRS has not yet started to review our application.
I've had a LOT of good conversations with people about Spielbound and our different approach to a board game cafe. One aspect that has been the hardest to explain without having our cafe doors open is our memberships.
I get this question a LOT. And it's really hard to answer when you have over 1000 games in the library. First, 815 of our games are listed and searchable online alreadyhere. But that's rarely a satisfactory answer.
Our webmaster, Adam, highlighting some of our games
Having a library of over a thousand board games is impressive and takes up a LOT of space. Cataloging 1000 games is a whole other adventure. Since last June, folks who have asked to help volunteer for Spielbound have been gathering around twice a month to catalog games. This is not a simple task as several steps are needed to get an unopened game readied for members and patrons to play at our board game cafe.
Nate Kramer comes to Spielbound via the internet; a place strewn with board games from every age, country, and classification. Fortunately, as our new Communications Intern, Nate will be dealing with board games he can actually touch, feel and sometimes taste. Nate will be informing the masses (you) of weekly happenings about and often at Spielbound as it opens in the early summer of 2014.
As we get ready to launch our online campaign and make several new announcements and projects, we at Spielbound are looking for a new addition to our group to help us make this successful. Spielbound is now accepting applications for a Communications Intern for 2014.
See this pdf document for details. As always, we accept volunteer help on a regular basis. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Cecily, for more details (cecily at spielbound dot org).
The folks here at Spielbound are floored and ecstatic with the fabulous work that Secret Penguin has done in creating our new logo and branding. Tremendous thanks goes out to Dave Nelson and Justin Steube at Secret Penguin. We can HIGHLY recommend their professional and quality results, and we look forward to showing more of what they've created!!
This is a test of our new website and blog! There will be much more content in the coming weeks as we grow from a community idea to a non-profit company with an actual location for everyone to visit and find and play board games of all kinds. Until then, play on!