What sort of games do you put in a crate?
Only the finest games make it into a crate, and we’re quite selective. Our standard rule is that a game must score above 6.5 on BGG to stand a chance of getting into our crate. If it’s between 6.0 and 6.5 then we have to have absolutely loved playing it. Our reputation stands solely on the games we send out, so take a look at the games that made it into previous crates to get a good feel for the calibre of games that make it into a crate!
How many games will I get in a crate?
A standard crate will usually contain at least two games, this might be a larger board game, an expansion pack for a game you already have, a smaller box game game or an accessory to an existing game. We’ll also try to include some nice extras each month and occasionally we’ll run a special crate for a new release, a holiday or special event.
I can get the games cheaper on Amazon!
We can’t compete with Amazon on price, but we can compete with them on the surprise of the games in your crate, the service, the personalisation of your crate, the accessories and additional extras you get in each crate, and the loving care and attention each and every one of our crates has. When we select games by their value we have to look at the RRP, not the discount prices offered by Amazon. One day we might have the same amount of clout Amazon have and drive down the cost of games to us from our distributors, when that happens we’ll change this FAQ.
How do I make sure I don’t ever receive game ‘X’?
There are two options to make sure you never receive specific games. You can add the game straight into your “Don’t Want” list within your crate preferences page. Or, using Board Game Geek, you can add the game to a “Don’t want” wishlist, which BGG calls ‘Don’t buy this’.