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FAQ

(UPDATED 3/2/17)

The FAQ is a compilation of many questions we have gotten about our service, this is very detailed and made to answer many questions. Please use the links for easy navigation.

- How does a BGX subscription work?
- What’s the cost and how many games do I get at a time?
- How long can I keep my games?
- I need a customized package for my [business/event], can BGX help? 
- Who Pays Shipping? 

What happens if a game does not come with instructions?
If I sign up today, when will my subscription start?
What is the standard turn-around time on shipments?
- What is the return shipment process? 
What do I do if a game is missing pieces when it arrives?
What happens if I lose pieces to the game or destroy the game?
How are the games packaged and shipped?
- I did not receive the top choice in my Rental Queue – what gives?
Is your website secure?
Do you purchase Board Games?
- I'm developing a board game, I need to get input and people to play it.  Can BGX help me out?
How did you come up with your subscription prices?
I have a large gaming group, why should I sign up for Board Game eXchange? 
- Terms and Conditions 

 

How does a BGX subscription work?

We send you ONE shipment every TWO months, filled with board games that you select and prioritize in your rental queue.  The number of games in your shipment is based on your subscription level.  You keep the games for at least 60 days, and then send them back using the postage that we provide.  Then we send your next shipment of games.  Simple as that! 

 

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What’s the cost and how many games do I get at a time?

Your subscription level will determine how many games are in your shipment:

  • Household Subscribers ($19.99/month) receive 2-3 games* per bi-monthly shipment (Now offering option to purchase)
  • Friends & Family Subscribers ($26.99/month) receive 4-6 games* per bi-monthly shipment (Now offering option to purchase)
  • Gaming Group Subscribers ($53.99/month) receive  10-14 games* per bi-monthly shipment (Now offering option to purchase)
  • Canadian subscribers ($79.99/month) receive 6-8 games* per bi-monthly shipment (Now offering option to purchase)

*We always try to include a Publisher Donated game in our packages as well - Check out our  Publishers page for more information.

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How long can I keep my games?

There are NO due dates or late charges - keep and play your titles as long as you want.  Keep in mind, you get a maximum of ONE shipment of games every TWO months.  After two months, you can return them for a new set of games at any time. 

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I need a customized package for my [business/event], can BGX help?

YES, we're happy to customize a package for institutional/business customers or special events, including weddings, parties, gaming clubs, corporate events, fundraisers, vacations, and many more (basically, any occasion you can think of).  Please email service@boardgameexchange.com for an estimate or visit our Events & Parties page for more information.        

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Who Pays Shipping?

All shipping costs are included in your monthly subscription or customized invoice.  When you're ready to return your games, we provide the return shipping - Simply reuse the box and label they arrived in - use FEDEX Home Pickup or drop off at any FEDEX location.

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What happens if a game does not come with instructions?

We do the best to include instructions with all shipments. If they are not included, feel free to send an email to service@boardgameexchange.com and we will send an electronic copy over. Or to get them quicker, feel free to check out our friends at www.boardgamegeek.com. Search for your game, and generally the instructions will be in the bottom section near the "documents" for the game.

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If I sign up today, when will my subscription start?

Your first order, after buying a subscription and having games in your queue will ship within 2 business days of signup.  Thus, if you sign up on a Sunday, we will do our best to ship your shipment out on Monday, and your USPS Priority Mail shipment will generally reach you within two business days. 
 

What is the standard turn-around time on shipments?

Your turn-around time on your shipment is generally 2-4 business days. 
- Send us an email to service@boardgameexchange.com when you are ready to return your games you currently have when nearing your 60 day time limit.
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What is the return shipment process? (Updated 3/2/17)

HOW TO RETURN THESE GAMES: Under the terms of your subscription, you may return this shipment of games any time after 60 days.
- Fedex Home Pickup with the provided label - or drop off at any fedex location and notify us it is on the way.

Your games should be shipped back to BGX in the same box. If there is an issue re-using the box, please let us know. When you are ready to return the games, email us at Service@BoardGameExchange.com with the Subject “Return Postage Needed,” and include in the body of the email the date which you will be putting the package in the mail. We will email you a PDF with the return label and postage within 24 hours. You’ll need to print the label and securely tape it to the Flat-Rate Box. You can then drop the package off at the nearest Post Office branch, or schedule a pickup online at www.usps.com/pickup.

 


What do I do if a game is missing pieces upon arrival?


We try to make sure there is no missing pieces if we can. If you get a game with missing pieces, please email service@boardgameexchange.com right away and tell us what is missing. 

If you can substitute cards or tokens for the missing pieces, please do that and when we get the games back, we will work to complete the games.

When we get the games back in our posession, we will work to complete the games or scrap them for parts.

In the very rare situation that a game is unplayable when it arrives to you, contact us right away and we will do what we can to fix the situation. Either by shipping you a new game or doing something to offset your inconvenience.

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What happens if I lose pieces to the game or destroy the game?

No big deal, we will bill you the replacement price of the game or what was damaged in the game, which is a reduced cost to you as we have really good deals on games.

Honestly, in 4 years of being open, we have had less than ten reports of missing pieces with this as our customers tend to take care of the rented game inventory.

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How are the games packaged and shipped? Will all the parts arrive fine? (Upated 3/2/17)

- Thanks to FEDEX, games now ship with boxes affordably for our service. AND--you can purchase them if you like them!!

We then weigh the games with a very accurate gram scale down to the nearest .0001 of a gram, the weight is handwritten on this package. (Different game pictured) 
When we get the games back we re-weigh them. This verifies that there are no pieces missing. 

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I did not receive the top choice in my Rental Queue – what gives?


We strive to get you the games you want, in the order you want.  There are occasions, however, where a limited number of copies of certain titles will delay their availability to subscribers.  In such cases, we will send the next priority in your queue and get the desired title to you as soon as it’s available.  Please keep your queue up to date and keep checking for added inventory, we add games generally about each month.

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Is your website secure?

We have ssl installed and enabled on our website. Board Game eXchange is up to date on all credit card processes and with authorize.net. We take pride in keeping our customers' information confidential.

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Does Board Game eXchange purchase board games?

Absolutely.  We are always looking for collections to purchase, old, new, and even partial games where your dog ate half the game.  Please email us at Service@BoardGameExchange.com and let us know what you’re looking to unload and we can try to work out a deal. Keep in mind, we are always looking for popular games as well.

The process works like this -

1 - You send BGX a list of games you would like to get rid of
2 - BGX will review your list and make sure that your games are ones that we are interested in.
3 - BGX will generally make an offer for all or part of your lot of games if we are interested.
4 - We will pay via paypal (Preferred)
5 - We will then send a shipping label to your email address for you to print and ship the games in a timely manner.

This is a great way for Board Game eXchange to expand its' library to other customers. we have even had people send us games just to help expand the Board Game eXchange collection. We are open to anything you can throw at us. 

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I'm developing a board game, I need to get input and people to play it.  Can BGX help me out?

Absolutely.  BGX gets board games on people’s tables.  There is no one that can help your board game get played quite like BGX can.   We can include your game in shipments at no cost to our customers and ask them to try the game and review or give input. We look forward to helping however we can.  Please email us at Service@BoardGameExchange.com if you’re a publisher and we’ll do what we can to hook you up.

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Can I request games not currently in our library?

Absolutely.  We want to know what your interests are.  Our customers know what games they want more than we can ever know.Service@BoardGameExchange.com. Please email us a list of games you would like to see and we can take this into consideration when purchasing monthly inventory.

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How did you come up with your subscription prices?

After a couple years of tweaking our service and pricing to figure out what works best. We are confident that at the levels we are selling the subscriptions at, our customers are getting a very good value for their money and BGX is able to continue to grow. As the business grows, our inventory has grown and become appealing for wider customer base.

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I have a large gaming group, why should I sign up for Board Game eXchange?
 

Check out our "Gaming Group" Subscription - Kick in with a few friends for 10-14 games to play every 8 weeks! - Enjoy!

 

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Terms and Conditions

If this wasn't enough information, please check out our Terms and Conditions, which are comprehensive but cover many other questions and some legal mumbo jumbo.