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Game Condition Guide

Please note that all board games we buy or sell are 100% complete!

Board Games

Like New

Like New (A Grade) games have extremely minor instances shelf wear, nicks, scratches or scuffs. If any at all. The components inside are in near mint to mint condition. Similar to what the wear you would expect after playing a game two times or less. Miniatures games will have figures in original condition. Games may not have promotional materials, but do include original inserts or inner packaging. Games with expendable components such as score cards, note cards, etc must have at least 95% remaining. You may know this condition as: punched not played, unpunched, near mint/mint, open box, etc. 

Very Good

Very Good (B Grade) games may have some minor instances shelf wear, nicks, scratches or scuffs. Most well cared for games will fall into this condition. The components inside are in near mint to excellent condition. Similar to what the wear you would expect after playing a game a handful of times. Rarely, miniatures games may have (well) painted figures. Games may not have promotional materials, original inserts or inner packaging. Games with expendable components such as score cards, note cards, etc must have at least 80% remaining. You may know this condition as: excellent, fine, minor shelf wear, 4/5, etc.

Good

Good (C Grade) games may have some instances shelf wear, nicks, scratches or scuffs. This includes a split (taped) edge, minor crushing and any other similar cosmetic damage. The box must still be usable. All parts and pieces inside are in at least good condition.  Cards may have moderate surface/edge wear, components may be slightly worn/faded, boards may have minor scuffing/tears/surface wear/stains and  literature may have creases/folds/minor tears/missing covers. None of these defects can prevent the game from being played, make a component unidentifiable or obscure any text. Miniatures games may have painted figures. Games may not have promotional materials, original inserts or inner packaging. Games with expendable components such as score cards, note cards, etc must have at least 50% remaining. You may know this condition as: played, moderate shelf wear, dinged, 3/5, etc.

Heavily Played, No Box & Incomplete Games

Cheap Cheap Games does not buy or sell games that have significant wear to the box, parts, pieces or components this includes heat, water and/or smoke damage. We do not buy or sell games with missing parts, pieces or components. DO NOT send in incomplete games. As they will be rejected and you will be charged for return shipping or disposal. For the most part we do not buy or sell no box or reboxed games. Some expansions are exempt from this rule and will be labeled as "No Box". Generally No Box items are packed in zip bags.

New Games

Unfortunately there are some baddies out there that reseal games to sell as new. In order to protect our customers and keep our completeness promise we only buy new games from authorized distributors. If you do send us a new sealed game it will be opened for inspection and you will receive the Very Good price. If you have traded with us before and can provide an invoice for the game(s) from an authorized distributor we will make an exception and provide you with an additional 20% bonus.

Ding and Dent

Ding and Dent games are new games with damaged exterior packaging. The box may have been crushed, dinged, dented, split and/or any other similar cosmetic damage. The original wrap may or may not be present. These games will have all of the original pieces, promotional materials, inserts and packaging as a new game.

Video Games

Like New

Video games in this condition will be complete with the original box and manual. There will be little if any wear to the box, disc, cartridge and/or labeling. DLC codes or other printed materials may or may not be present. Collectors edition bundles must have all original materials unused. Consoles and accessories in this condition do not have the original packaging and may have little, if any, wear to plastic, buttons, joysticks, labels, etc.

Good

Video games in this condition will be complete with the original box. The manual, DLC codes, or other printed materials may or may not be present. There may be minor to some wear to the box, disc, cartridge and/or labeling. Consoles and accessories in this condition do not have the original packaging and may exhibit some wear to plastic, buttons, joysticks, labels, etc.

No Box

Video games in this condition will not have the original box, manual, DLC codes or other printed materials. The disc/cartridge will likely exhibit minor or moderate wear and may be repackaged in a paper sleeve or generic box. 

NOTE - Collector's Editions

Collector's or special edition games that usually include DLC codes, figures, plush, artbooks, music CDs, etc must be complete in like new condition. DLC codes must be unused. The game itself may be used in like new condition. 

RPGs and Other Bound Materials

Very Good

RPG Books in this condition will exhibit minor wear if any. The pages are free of markings, creases and folds. The cover may have a small amount of minor blemishes. Similar to what you would expect using the book only a few times.

Good

RPG Books in this condition will exhibit minor to moderate wear. The pages may have some markings, scuffs, creases and/or folds. The cover may have a moderate amount of blemishes. Similar to what you would expect using the book quite often. The spine must be in tact and in good condition.

Ripped, Coverless, Water Damaged, Stained

We do not buy or sell RPGs or other bound materials in this condition.