Playtest Board Game Rentals

Introducing Playtest board game rentals!

Perfect for when you want to try before buying, need some entertainment for your cottage weekend, or if you're not looking to commit to keeping a game forever. 

HOW IT WORKS

Pay a small fee plus security deposit to rent a game for 1 day or 4 days. 
If you loved it and have to have it, we'll put the fee and/or security deposit towards the purchase of a brand new copy! Can't make a decision right away? No worries, we'll give you up to 2 weeks from your return date to decide! 
Still had fun, but aren't compelled to own it? We're glad to have saved you from buyer's remorse! We keep the fee, but you'll save your shelf space for something you'll really enjoy.

Rentals and membership sign-ups are available in-store only.

*** NOTE: Guests and members must be at least 18 years of age. Taxes apply.*** 
 

FEES & DEPOSITS

Solo Membership ($30/year)

  • Pay a one time, non-refundable membership fee of $30 in lieu of security deposits
  • 14 day decision period*
  • Rent up to 5 games at a time

Trio Membership ($55/year)

  • Pay a one time, non-refundable membership fee of $55 for a group of up to three in lieu of security deposits
  • 14 day decision period*
  • Rent up to 5 games at a time per member

Guest Deposit ($20/game)

  • Pay a $20 security deposit per game, refundable upon return and approved inspection
  • 2 day decision period*
  • Rent up to 2 games at a time


Same Day Rental - Rent any game for same day use and return it before we close

  • $4 per game with a retail value ≤$49.99 or less
  • OR $5 per game, for all other games


4 Day Rental - Rent a game and return it 4 days later before close

  • Rental fee is 10% of retail price rounded up to the closest dollar ($5 minimum)


LATE, DAMAGED OR LOST FEES 
Games that fail to be returned before close on their respective due date are subject to an additional, non-refundable fee of 10% for each day it is late up until the game is returned, or the late fees accumulate to match the retail price of the game plus taxes. 

Games returned with damaged or missing components may be subject to a mishandling fee (depending on the type of damage and whether or not the game is fully playable despite the damage) upon inspection.

We reserve the right to charge a guest's or member's credit card if a game(s) is not returned within 10 days after its original due date. The member or guest agrees to forfeit their security deposit. See Playtest Game Rentals: Terms & Conditions for more details.

*Decision period refers to the time frame in which all fees and deposits are still valid to be used towards the purchase of a new copy of the game. If a game is purchased outside of the decision period, it is treated as a regular sale with no portion of the rental fee(s) and/or security deposit(s) deducted from the final purchase price.

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