We’re often approached by people asking for free or discounted games. We’re a really small company, so we have to be very intentional about what we give away or discount.
We like to be transparent about what we do, so we’ve compiled this list of various types of people/groups and if discounted/free games apply to them. If your category isn’t listed here or if you would like to request a discounted or free game based on the categories mentioned below, please contact Jamey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We love it when retailers support our Kickstarter campaigns–it means a lot to us that they have confidence in our products. The Kickstarter versions of our games include special component upgrades, so they offer a FLGS a unique product to differentiate themselves from other retailers.
Please contact Jamey directly (email@example.com) with information to verify your retail status if you are interested in a retail package–by that we mean that you either run a brick-and-mortar store or you own a website that sells games.
If you would like to buy the retail versions of our games after the Kickstarter campaign is over, you can either buy individual games through our website or contact our distribution broker, Greater Than Games (firstname.lastname@example.org), when the games are in stock.
Each member of the Stonemaier Games advisory board will receive one free basic Kickstarter copy of each of our games as long as they remain on the advisory board.
Active Stonemaier Games ambassadors may receive $5 off retail copies of our games. This discount may be combined with the e-newsletter discount. It is not applicable on a Kickstarter campaign, and it may be negated in the future if we implement a points system. Ambassadors can also run authorized tournaments and receive a copy of one of our games to give to the winner of the tournament.
Our primary focus for charitable giving is the annual charity auction we host, like this one in 2016, this one in 2015, this one in 2014, or this one in 2013, and sometimes we contribute to other auctions on BGG like the 2014 JVMF. We will sometimes consider donating games to charitable events if there is a teaching element or play-and-win aspect to them (not a straight-up giveaway or raffle).
We are open to donating copies of our games to game conventions (one or two retail games) if the convention has a play-to-win section. Please submit your information on this public spreadsheet so Stonemaier and other publishers can submit games to you. Here’s more info about why we focus solely on play-and-win.
Anyone can sign up for our e-newsletter to receive $5 off the retail version of some of our games purchased through the Stonemaier Games website. This discount may not be combined with other discounts unless explicitly stated.
We love to hear from gaming groups across the world. Sometimes, if we have them on hand, we’re willing to sell ding-and-dent copies of our games to big gaming groups at a discount.
While we want to direct customers to us for gaming accessories like the Treasure Chest, we’re open to working out deals with publishers whose games use a lot of those resources so they can obtain promo codes for their customers. This would likely amount to a Kickstarter, pre-order, or special offer from the publisher where if customers buy the game from them, they’ll get $5 off a purchase of the Treasure Chest from us. Contact Jamey at email@example.com for more details.
We love it when people review our games. We’re still a very small company and have a very limited allotment of free review games available, especially given the production cost of our games. So even if we’re not able to send you a free review copy, we’re happy to share your review with our fans if you’re able to get a copy of our games through other means. You can read more about our reviewer policies and perspectives here.