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==What becomes of the money ?==
 
==What becomes of the money ?==
  
Board Game Arena service is managed by a semi-professional team who needs money to make it run (in particular: hosting cost).
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Board Game Arena's service is managed by a semi-professional team who needs money to make it run (in particular: hosting cost).
  
 
Player donations are used to develop this website (new features, new games), to make it run (hosting, maintenance), to build the player community (events)...
 
Player donations are used to develop this website (new features, new games), to make it run (hosting, maintenance), to build the player community (events)...
  
A big "thank you" to all members of the Board Game Arena Club whose contributions allow this website to exist for the enjoyment of everyone !
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A big "thank you" to all members of the Board Game Arena Club whose contributions allow this website to exist for the enjoyment of everyone !

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Why can't you just have a standard donation system where I can choose any money amount ?

With this "club" system, we try to highlight players who have supported this website recently or do so on a regular basis. Depending on the amount of your donation, you are a member of the club for a given period of time.

Many websites are using a more classic approach with a simple "donation box". By experience, we know that these websites rely on just a few generous users. Board Game Arena has chosen to set 3 fixed amounts for donations, in order to rely on a bigger number of small donors.

Is it mandatory to join the club ?

Of course not.

You can play for free without any limitation even if you are not a member of the club: Board Game Arena is a free service. Statistics are just an extra! You don't need statistics to play and have fun, do you? As a matter of fact, most players are not club members.

What is a beginner account ? beginner.gif

When you join Board Game Arena, you get a "beginner account" (beginner.gif) for 30 days. This beginner account allows you to view your own ELO ranking (rank.png) for each game. After 30 days, your account becomes a standard non-member account (free.gif).

What becomes of the money ?

Board Game Arena's service is managed by a semi-professional team who needs money to make it run (in particular: hosting cost).

Player donations are used to develop this website (new features, new games), to make it run (hosting, maintenance), to build the player community (events)...

A big "thank you" to all members of the Board Game Arena Club whose contributions allow this website to exist for the enjoyment of everyone !

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