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Campus in a Box

Let’s build our own college together!

Designed by Daniel Chou

Lead a department of student workers to enact your strategic plan across campus. Construct buildings in your name and convince your friends to visit them. Convene surprise committees and focus all the attention on you because it’s a race for whoever will have the biggest measurable impact on campus before the end of the school year!

2-4 Players | Ages 12 & Up | 90-180 minutes | $49.99 MSRP

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Overview with playtesters

Lead a department and assign your student workers to gather resources. Use these resources to complete your department’s strategic plans and graduate students to have the biggest measurable impact on-campus.

The goal of the game is to earn the most Contribution Points (CP). End the game after the 10th Advising round and do not Construct additional buildings.

Score for the following things: Alumni, completing Strategic Plans, having Money, placing Donor Tokens. Loose points for every uncompleted Strategic Plan, every Committee remaining in your hand. In the case of a tie, the player with the most remaining Approval wins.

Rounds: Assign students, claim resources, construct new buildings, place student tours!


98 poker cards, 84 resource tokens, 24 grad caps tokens, 40 player donor tokens, 19 student pawns, 1 money pack, 1 white pillar token, 1 D10 die.

Send your student workers all across campus to gather resources for you!

34 campus locations

Play as one of four campus functional areas!

4 player identity cards
Strategic plans
Secret identity cards
Laser cut tokens
Tokens and cards

Progress Updates

We've playtested Campus in a Box with collegiate industry professionals and casual board gamers and they both say it's a lot of fun! We're still tweaking our building construction mechanic and balancing our Strategic Plan cards. Art is currently all public domain photos, however, we can't wait to work with an artist to change over to colorful original art. Our ultimate goal is theme CiaB into CHOU! University complete with the Fighting Lasagna mascot. Be on the lookout for our upcoming Print-and-Play so you can try CiaB at home!

You can join in the creation of Campus in a Box by joining our Facebook fan group!

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Thanks to...

Protospiel, many local gaming conventions, and all our friends and family that have playtested CiaB into existence over the years! Also a huge shout-out to all the students at CHOU! University, go Lasagnas!