Bring back the box with The Indie Box

This digital world we live in is super convenient. At the push of a button, I can syphon my bank account for a few bucks and download one of a thousand different games and get it delivered via data pipes right into my gaming platform of choice. But this convenience comes at a cost--namely, the cool, tangible stuff that used to come in a game's box when we hoofed it down to a store to buy an actual product. Enter: The Indie Box.

The Indie Box is a subscription program in which a surprise quality indie title shows up at your doorstep every single month. But it's more than just the game. Take a look at what comes inside the box for four-player co-op title Forced.

A custom USB cartridge covered in game art contains the digital copy of your game. In addition, a swath of high-quality Forced-themed pins, an actual manual(!), a CD soundtrack--heck, even a vinyl sticker from Rogue Legacy--are all included in the box.

Every month is a surprise, and every box is filled with goodies like this--some even come with bonus games! You can backorder old games (as long as they're in stock) for full price at $24.99, but if you want to take part in unboxing an awesome mystery game and all its swag, you can get them every month for the cost of your average downloadable title. Not bad at all.

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David Roberts
David Roberts lives in Everett, WA with his wife and two kids. He once had to sell his full copy of EarthBound (complete with box and guide) to some dude in Austria for rent money. And no, he doesn't have an amiibo 'problem', thank you very much.