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GeekGold

GeekGold (abbreviated GG) is the "currency" of BoardGameGeek. Users earn GeekGold by contributing content to the website. In the forums GeekGold is often represented by either http://files.boardgamegeek.com/images/bag.gif or http://files.boardgamegeek.com/images/geekgold.gif

Earning GeekGold By Submissions

For example, submitting the following types of content earns GeekGold:

GeekGold
Type of Content
2-5
Submitting a new game.*
1
Submitting a new image for a game entry.**
1+
Submitting files for a game.*
1
Submitting a version for a game.*
0.25-3
Submitting corrections for a game entry.*
0.25
Submitting corrections for a game version.*
.25+
Submitting links for a game, publisher, or designer.*
1-5
Submitting any kind of thread to GeekMod e.g. a review, session report or a forum post.**
1
Submitting the web address of a designer or publisher.**
0.01-0.05
Adding eBay listings for a game.
Variable
Selling games or related items in GeekGold auctions.
Variable
Raffling off games or related items in Geekgold for Game Lotteries (Games for GeekGold, G4GG).
0.01
Voting to approve an image and the image is approved by GeekMod. (You will get 0 GG if the image is declined).
0.05***
Voting to decline an image and the image is declined by GeekMod. (You will get 0 GG if the image is approved).
Variable
Tips from other users.
Variable
Gifts/rewards/bounties from other members for info, goods or services.
Variable
Winning contests.
?
Bonuses from the admins, e.g. Christmas bonus.

* GeekGold is received if the item is approved by the admins.
** GeekGold is received if the item is approved by the community (GeekMod).
*** Used to be 0.1 GG prior to BGG 2.0.

GeekGold for Financial Support

You can contribute money to support BGG by clicking the link "Support BGG" at the bottom of many pages. Doing this is a way to get geekgold (and a BGG patron badge).

Starting in 2008, in return for financially supporting BGG you receive 1 GeekGold for every dollar you spend. Since the end of 2010, bonus GeekGold was also awarded to all financial supporters of the site, based on the number of new supporters acquired during the annual support drive. The amounts of these supporter bonuses were as follows:
2010 Support Drive: 153.15 GG
2011 Support Drive: 143.30 GG
2012 Support Drive: 160.00 GG
2013 Support Drive: 207.36 GG
2014 Support Drive: 219.82 GG
2015 Support Drive: 387.81 GG
2016 Support Drive: 929.50 GG

Spending GeekGold

GeekGold

30
Avatar
50
GeekBadge
50
Upgrade Geekbadge to UberGeekBadge
8
Microbadge
100
Overtext (separate for Avatar or for Geekbadge/Uberbadge)
Variable
Bidding on or buying games or related items in GeekGold auctions
Variable
Buying raffle entries for games or related items in Geekgold for Game Lotteries (G4GG)
Variable
Tips to other members for useful content (click http://files.boardgamegeek.com/images/geekgold.gif next to their content)
Variable
Direct gifts/rewards/bounties to other members for info, goods or services (click the black triangle pulldown menu by their username/avatar)
2 GG/day
Ad blocking
Variable
Entry fees for some Unofficial Contests

How much GeekGold do you have? Where did you get it?

From the My Geek menu, select Profile, then click on the "GeekStuff" tab on the left between the "Games" and "Interests" tabs. That tab contains a breakdown of GeekGold collected, spent, remaining, etc. on the right side. You can also click on the numbers to see a further breakdown of where the money came from or how it was spent or tipped.

Click on the number Collected to see a history of where it all came from (tips, reviews, etc). Note: GeekGold received from eBay listings and voting in GeekMod is included in the total amount shown for Collected but is not displayed on the detailed transaction list.

GeekGold Exchange Rate

GeekGold holds a difficult to define, but discernible value against the US Dollar. The GeekGold Exchange Rate is approximately 50 GG to the dollar.

See also this GeekList: GeekGold Doesn't Grow on Trees - How to Became a GeekGold... Thousandaire?

Here is another GeekList: Fiver - January Welcome to 2013 - What are you willing to do for 5 GG?

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