BGG@Home 2020

Hello Gamers,

We are really glad you are here and are excited to play games with you. Just a quick reminder of the rules and consequences for playing games at BGG@Home. (If you want to read the "fine print" click HERE ).

  1. Be Kind and Respectful - Speak kindly and positively about others. Do not insult others or put them down, even in joking. Avoid gossip of any kind and avoid speaking in anger. No cursing, swearing or using ugly words or gestures. No bullying. Do not tell jokes or stories about someone behind their back.

  2. Be Prepared - Make sure your equipment works. Make sure you know how to use the communication platform and the boardgame platform.

  3. Look Good - If you can wear it to school or out in public, then you can probably wear it to play your game.

  4. Age-limit 13+ - BGG@Home is for all gamers ages 13 years old and older.

  5. Play from start to finish - BE ON TIME or a little bit early to your game and use good manners all the way through.

  6. Have Fun! Make new friends!

Pretty simple, right? So what happens if there is a problem?

If you are having a problem, contact a Discord moderator with letters in GREEN or e-mail a BGG@Home Admin (

If someone in your game has a problem with something you are doing, and they ask you to stop, you must stop it. If you choose not to stop it, and the Moderators and BGG@Home Admins are notified, then the BGG@Home Admins will talk with you (and potentially parents/guardians if you are under 18) and you may be removed from the convention and not able to play anymore.

Looking forward to playing great games with you,

BGG Events


Below are the Discord Community Guidelines, the Code of Conduct and rules for Reporting Unacceptable Behavior. Please read and familiarize yourself with them before joining the BGG@Home community. Failure to adhere to the guidelines will result in consequences for unacceptable behavior. Special Thanks to Paizo Publishing for this excellent guide that we have used liberally

Discord Community Guidelines

Code of Conduct is specified later on this page. The Code of Conduct applies to the BGG@Home Discord community as well and is included in policies supporting BGG events.

Online Discord Guidelines

The Online Discord is a friendly and fun place where the community and BGG staff can interact. Our community is always growing, and we've come up with a few ground rules to consider when posting. If you need instruction on the technical aspects of How to Use Discord, click HERE

There are all kinds of gamers here on the Discord. Using derogatory labels for other gamers can be hurtful and isolate others who enjoy different styles of play. Disagreements are bound to happen. If you find yourself in a debate on our Discord, focus on challenging the idea, rather than the others in the conversation. Remember that there's another person on the other side of the screen. Please help us keep it fun!

A Separate and Safe Space

We're taking the opportunity with this event to step away from the day-to-day and the real world at large. There are a lot of very important conversations happening out there and we support them, but we don't want to bring them into our little virtual world here. Please refrain from any discussion of current events, political topics, medical advice, or anything else unrelated to gaming.

House Rules

Some of the channels on our Discord have specific guidelines for posting. These can be found in the pinned posts of each channel respectively and should be reviewed before posting.

Next Generation Gamers Present

BGG@Home is friendly to all gamers, and teenagers from age 13 to 18 will be playing games too! When scheduling/hosting a game, please be sure to indicate the age range for your game. And when choosing to participate in a game/event, please be respectful of the age ranges allowed.


Do not abuse, defame, harass, threaten, intimidate or stalk others on our Discord or its private messaging system. Community members should feel welcome while they're on the Discord.


Posts or threads made solely to provoke a strong negative reaction or conflict do not contribute to the inviting place we'd like our community to be. Threads with provocative titles will be locked and posts removed as necessary.

Profanity/Vulgar Speech

While certain language may not be offensive to you, please consider that some words and phrases may have a completely different effect on someone else. Purposefully obscuring profanity/vulgar phrases is not acceptable.

Malicious Speech

Posts that contain content endorsing hatred or violence on the basis of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexuality, or for any other reason are not welcome on the Discord.


Creating accounts or aliases claiming to be other community members is considered harassment. Duplicate or multiple accounts may create confusion within discussions on our Discord and hinder our ability to provide optimal customer service.

Personal Content

When posting to the Discord, please use your best judgment when disclosing information about yourself. We try to keep the Discord a safe environment to post. We may remove any posts that reveal sensitive information such as addresses, phone numbers, or real names.


Spam can include cross-posting the same information in multiple channels, repeated advertisements in several channels, or posts containing less-than-helpful content (such as "+1", "first post", or "grabbing popcorn"). We encourage meaningful conversations on the Discord and spam posts often counter this goal.

Copyright/Trademark Infringement

Please respect the copyrights and trademarks held by BoardGameGeek, Tabletopia and all other publishers and exhibitors in the industry. Posts that contain copyrighted/trademarked material or links to third party hosting sites containing material that infringes on copyrights/trademarks are not permitted. This includes content that infringes or violates any copyright, patent, trademark, or other proprietary rights of any third party.

Illegal Activity

Do not advocate or disclose intent to commit illegal activities on the Discord. This includes (but is not limited to) posts that encourage fraud, piracy, or violence. Violating any of these guidelines may result in individual post removal, temporary suspension, or permanent removal from the BGG@Home community. If you have a question regarding any portion of these guidelines, please post to the Discord #moderator-help channel or email

Remember that the above guidelines are not hard and fast rules for every situation that may arise. These guidelines are subject to change as necessary.

Code of Conduct

We believe that games are for everyone. We are committed to fostering a fun, inclusive, and safe environment for all attendees, volunteers, publishers, speakers, media representatives, partner companies, and staff (collectively, "gamers"), free from discrimination for any reason, including age, body size, disability, gender expression, gender identity, nationality, physical appearance, race, religious beliefs or background, sexual orientation, or other differences.

This code of conduct outlines our expectations for gamers' behavior and consequences for unacceptable behavior. We invite all gamers to help us ensure that BGG@Home is a safe and positive experience for everyone.

Expected Behavior

All gamers are expected to be considerate and respectful toward fellow gamers. This includes, but is not limited to:

Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behaviors include, but are not limited to:

Reporting Unacceptable Behavior

If you are subject to unacceptable behavior, notice that someone else is being subject to unacceptable behavior, or have concerns that this Code of Conduct or the Community Guidelines are not being followed, notify Staff or a BGG@Home Administrator through the Discord #moderator-help channel or the following e-mail addresses as soon as possible:

If you would prefer to work one on one, you may contact one of the following:

Do not engage the offender.