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SELLING GAMES - HOW IT WORKS

Simply send us a list of the games you're interested in selling, along with any relevant notes such as conditions, extras and the like. We'll get back to you generally within 2 business days with a quote for both cash and store credit.


Yes. It's that simple.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


What can I expect as far as pricing?

We determine pricing based on our own internal algorithm that takes into account the average sell price of that game in our store, our current inventory levels, how long the game is expected to sit on the shelf and the general demand for that game.

In general you can expect to see around 25-50% of market value for a given game if it's on our want list, but potentially even less if we're overstocked and it's not something we can really use. 

Store credit gets an additional 30% back.

How can I know if a game is a game you want?

We buy most designer games such as Pandemic, Ticket to Ride, Blood Rage and much more. We'll also buy mass market games such as Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, Snakes and Ladders etc. as part of a purchase, but not if they are the only games you are selling.

Our current want list can be found here, while you are welcome to send us a list of games without cross checking, please be aware that games not on our want list we often offer much less for. 


Do you cover shipping?

On larger purchases we'll cover shipping costs via a prepaid Fedex label. We'll need to know your address, and the weight and dimensions of the package to do so.

I want to send an excel file with my games.

You can't send any attachments through the form, but you can send attachments or generally email us directly at info@boardgameco.com.

What information do you need from me?

Usually the game name and condition will be enough. If the game has any extras that are noteworthy, e.g. a Kickstarter, a custom insert etc, please note as much information as possible so that we can ensure we're properly accounting for those extras when quoting. 

Links to the game can be helpful if there's room for doubt, e.g. multiple games with similar or exact names, or differences in editions. If that information isn't provided we'll generally ask for those clarifications before quoting.


When do I get paid?

Once the games are received and scanned in, we'll issue payment to your account if store credit, or via paypal if cash. 

If due to our own backlog we haven't scanned in the games, we'll issue payment generally within 7 days of receipt even if we haven't had the chance to review them.

We make every effort to avoid changing the offered amount for small issues, but larger issues or significant missing components can affect the offered price.

What should I know about packing & shipping?

Upon acceptance, you'll be provided with a few additional details, but in general at this point you'll want to pack up the games in preparation for shipping. 

When packing, there are few things to keep in mind. 

1) Please pack in as few boxes as possible. Fewer larger boxes is preferable to more smaller boxes, while following rule 2 below. 

2) Avoid using oversized boxes, e.g. a box that is too large or too heavy to carry. A good rule of thumb is if you would have a hard time carrying the box up the stairs, use something smaller. 

3) Avoid using a larger box that is half board games and half empty air. The larger the box the more it costs to ship, and while we don't mind shipping board games, we do mind paying to ship air :)

4) Ensure the games don't have room to shift around while in transit. Make sure the games are well condensed, and whatever room is open is filled with some form of packing material. Games that shift in transit often open causing missing pieces, as well as often resulting in damages. Unfortunately we do deduct from the payment if damage in transit is above an expected minimum level.