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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

Starting in 2008, for financially supporting BGG, you will receive 1 GeekGold for every dollar you spend.

Spending GeekGold

GeekGold
?
30
Avatar.
50
GeekBadge.
50
Upgrade Geekbadge to UberGeekBadge.
8
Microbadge.
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 (Games for GeekGold, 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.)
1 GG/day
Ad blocking.
Variable
Occasionally as an entry fee for 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).

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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