Playtested like a boss

Our in-house board game experts (that us!) play-test every game before we send it out to make sure it’s great. Actually, it’s just an excuse to play more games, it’s a perk of the job!

Customise your crate

Customise your crate using preferences for game categories, mechanics and the minimum number of players. Choose from a rolling subscription, a pre-paid package or a one-off trial crate.

Only the very best games

We like to keep right up to date with new games and new expansion packs, so you always get the greatest games. Every game we send out in our crates has a BGG rating > 6.0

Sync your BGG collection

We can download your collection from BGG (or let us know what games you own) to make sure we never send you a game you already have and we’ll check your wishlists for games you want!

How does Board Game Crate work?

one spot on a dieYou tell us what games you’ve already got – by telling us your Board Game Geek username or by adding them to “My Games Collection”.

two spots on a dieWe analyse the games you have, using ‘Dirk’ (our in-house AI) and uncover your most loved board game categories and mechanics.

three spots on a dieYou select your crate preferences and we match games, expansion packs and accessories that fit your preferences, and then add them in your crate.

four spots on a diceWe tell you that your Board Game Crate is on its way, and it’s delivered straight to your door, normally around about the middle of each month.

What’s in the crate – May 2018

There hasn’t been a day over the past month in the office, where we haven’t talked about our plans for the UK Games Expo in some form or another! It’s a real eye-opener into the amount of work it takes … Read More

What’s in the crate – April 2018

April was another busy month with more subscribers than ever (Thank you so much!). We were able to ship out the brand new release, Crystal Clans! This is a great two player game that is sure to win many nominations … Read More

What’s in the crate – March 2018

March was an action-packed month, and the number of combinations for the board games we sent out was our highest yet! And there were some great games in there, from the fantastic Loot Island, which we first saw at Essen 2017 … Read More

What's in a crate?

Each month your crate will be packed with board games, expansion packs or luxury gaming accessories. We’ll keep track of your collection and always send you games and expansions you haven’t got!

The team here are all avid board-gamers so you’re guaranteed to get great games – focusing on award-winning games from well-known and independent publishers. We check to make sure that every game we send out is rated 6.0+ on Board Game Geek. We also include eagerly anticipated expansion packs and games that any collection can’t be without!

Each crate will include at least two games, normally one full price board or card game, and either an expansion pack for an existing game in your collection or another full price board or card game, as well as accessories and other gaming goodies that we know you can’t be without.

Video courtesy of OnTableTop – Recorded at the UK Games Expo 2018

We pick from only the very best games.

We analyse your board game collection

Our bespoke, in-house AI, which we call ‘Dirk’, will walk through your entire collection and analyse the games you have, to discover your most loved categories and mechanics of board games.

Whether you prefer fantasy card-games that feature variable player powers and area control, or family orientated American-West action programming games (that’s Smash-up or Colt Express!), our Dirk will match them all and then tell you your top ten most owned categories and mechanics from your collection.

Customise your crate to how you want it

With our custom crate preference options, you can define how closely we follow your existing library when we select the games for your crate, and we all we can to make sure that you get games that fit those preferences. You can also define the minimum number of players each game has to support so you can be assured of receiving games you can play the moment they arrive.

We make sure the board games allocated to your crate are the best the industry can offer. We won’t fill your crate with nonsense, we make sure they’re games you will love playing again and again.

Subscription and Pre-Paid Packages

3 Months Pre-paid

  • Non-recurring, one-off payment
  • Save nearly £15 vs. subscription
  • Receive a crate every month for three months
  • Works out at just £35.33 per crate
  • Sit back and enjoy your new games
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6 Months Pre-paid

  • Non-recurring, one-off payment
  • Save nearly £35 vs. subscription
  • 6 crates for almost the same as 5
  • Works out at just £34.95 per crate
  • Receive new games every month for six months
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12 Months Pre-paid

  • Non-recurring, one-off payment
  • Save nearly £80 vs. subscription
  • 12 crates for the same price as 10
  • Works out at just £33.33 per crate
  • Receive new games every month for a whole year
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Modern Classics - Starter Pack

Our Modern Classics Starter Pack will help build the beginnings of a fantastic board game collection with some absolute classics. From the award-winning Ticket to Ride to the stunningly beautiful Alhambra this pre-paid sub will give you the ability to explore this brand new world.

Read more about our starter pack

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Updates from BGC Towers

It’s almost UK Games Expo time!

The UK's largest hobby games convention, UK Games Expo, is set to take place at the NEC in just under a week! The 12th annual UK Games Expo (UKGE) will run from 1st to 3rd June. Last year the event … Read More

New ‘The Avengers: Infinity War Board Game’ Announced

As if the hype for Avengers: Infinity War wasn’t already enough, Cosmic Book News reported on a new board game based on the movie. Thanos Rising – Avengers: Infinity War is a cooperative dice and card game from Marvel and … Read More

Help us get the word out!

It’s important to know what you’re good at and what you’re not so good at. We’re great at board games, we love playing them, buying them, packing them, and shipping them out, and we love writing software that helps us … Read More

Guest Article: So many games! Where do I start?

This is a guest article, written by Chad Wilkinson for Board Game Crate. So, you've been bitten by the board game bug? Perhaps it’s a bit overwhelming, especially considering 2017 saw the release of over 3,500 new games! But don’t … Read More