You can add whatever types of issue type you want via admin -> issues -> issue types, and then include them on the board by making sure the board filter selects them.
Epics however, are a special case - they have additional functionality tied to them (assuming you are using JIRA Software). You can't use other issue types like that, it's Epics only.
If you spend enough time as a Jira admin - whether you are managing a single, mid-sized instance, a large enterprise one or juggling multiple instances at once - you will eventually find yourself in ...
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