Club Board Game Arena
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 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 classical approach with a simple "donation box". By experience, we know that these websites rely on just a few generous users. Board Game Arena chooses to set 3 fixed amounts for donations in order to rely on a bigger number of small donors.
È obbligatorio unirsi al club?
Certo che no.
Tu puoi giocare gratuitamente senza alcuna limitazione anche se non sei un membro del club: Board Game Arena è un servizio libero. Le statistiche sono un extra: non ne hai bisogno per giocare e divertirti, giusto? Difatti la maggior parte dei giocatori non sono membri del club.
What is a beginner account ?
When you join Board Game Arena, your get a "beginner account" for 30 days. This beginner account allow you to view your own ELO ranking for each game. After 30 days, your account becomes a standard non member account.
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).
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 !