Board Game Review Disclosure Policy
The purpose of Board Game Review is to give you an idea of whether a game is worthwhile parting with your hard earned cash for. I also would like to showcase and generate interest in the board game hobby as I hate Monopoly and Cluedo! By sharing reviews, gaming tips and tricks, advice, and my thoughts and opinions, I hope to encourage you to try out a game or two for yourself and find out just how much fun they can be!
I have fallen in love with writing about board games which I do for love – this isn’t my day job… yet! However, as a blogger, there are also many opportunities for me to get paid for what I do.
Many of my reviews are positive, that’s not because I’m being paid to be nice. If I’m going to play a game enough times to pen a review I want to enjoy it, so I am selective over the games I buy AND the games I say yes to from publishers and designers. With research and reading a rulebook, I generally know whether it will be my sort of game or not. Thus many of my reviews are for good games.
Running a blog does have it’s expenses – hosting, image licenses, time, not to mention talking about games that often can cost over £30. So if I can offset those costs even a little bit to provide you with more quality and exciting content, I’m going to do it. But it will always be with my own integrity in mind. I won’t ever lie about a product or service that I share with my readers. I would not feel comfortable with that.
Please read through the following accepted forms of compensation, so you are aware of these practices that we might use here at Board Game Review.
In full disclosure, at the end of each post, you will see a ‘Reviewer’s note’ which lets you know whether the link to purchase the game is an affiliate link or not. No affiliate links will appear in the text of a review and any sponsored content will be featured in this note too.
I am an affiliate for many of the products that I recommend. That means when you click on the link on my site and purchase whatever product or service being offered I will receive a percentage of that purchase, at no extra cost to you. If you don’t feel comfortable doing that, please feel free to go straight to the source.
Board Game Review is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, and is a brand ambassador for Out Of Town Games Ltd, these affiliate advertising programs are designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.co.uk and outoftowngames.com
In some instances we may be paid a flat fee rather than a commission to place a link to another website.
All affiliate links will be mentioned in the ‘Reviewer’s note’ at the end of an article.
Posts marked ‘Advert’ or ‘Advertising Feature’
From time to time I may receive free products in exchange for my open and honest review. This is ‘payment’ and this is why the posts are marked as an ‘Advert’. In the same way as my posts on Instagram are marked with ‘Advert’ (See below). I’m not getting paid money to write my review however. While I will often use an affiliate link when mentioning these products, I will never recommend that you purchase a product just because I get a kick back. If I’m not convinced of it’s value, I will be clear in my review.
Companies may also offer me monetary compensation to write about them in a post, or to share my experience. Again, I will only accept these offers if I believe they legitimately benefit you. This will be clearly noted in the ‘Reviewer’s note’ at the end of every article.
I want you to be able to trust wholeheartedly in the content you find on Board Game Review. I am here to help you discover new and exciting gaming opportunities, and the last thing I want to do is tarnish this website’s reputation. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are solely mine and I do my best to always be honest and forthright in what I share.
Social Media Terminology
In the interest of being clear in all my social media posts I want to define the terminology I use in my Social Media. If a game was gifted to me I will start a post ‘Advert’ or ‘Ad’ or similar. A gifted game is just that, someone has kindly given me a game to play and possibly review. Without obligation or any hidden strings attached. But the very fact they have given me a game is deemed as ‘payment’ making posts officially an advertisement. They are marked in this way just to be really clear to you, the reader.
This will not influence what I write. If a company want to dictate what I write, then I will not accept the commission.
Thanks for visiting, and please email me at email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns.
This policy was last updated 18/03/2022