About Us

Welcome to the Board Game Extras Blog

Here we will tell you about our plans for the future, write series of articles on games and the extras you can get for them.

But who are we, we are Board Game Extras, an internet based shop for board games and extras for them. Our aim is to add that something extra to your board gaming experience.

We are the UK distributor for Mayday Games range of sleeves, tokens and games, which we happily sell to trade and public alike. But what are sleeves and what are these tokens you ask?

Card sleeves help you to protect the investment you make in a game. Over time cards can suffer from spills, sticky fingers, moisture and general wear and tear. These card sleeves protect your cards from such damage meaning they look as good as the day you first got them. Why is this important? Well aside from the asthetically pleasing, it can be important for game play and if a back of a particular card is marked everyone knows what you’ve got. As well as standard thickness sleeves we have premium thickness sleeves that offer more protection for those games you play a number of times a week, such as Dominion. We also appreciate that with there being at least 7 different size of cards it can be difficult to work out what cards you need and so have designed the Sleeve Selector: you tell it the game and it tells you the sleeves you need.

Resource tokens brighten up your games and encourage those who perhaps see board games as a bit dull, to play them (as my wife says the sheep are really cute!) The farm resource tokens for Agricola are our best seller in this department. We also have some deluxe wooden trains to add to your train games such as Ticket to Ride.

Extra player sets are what started this business of in the first place. Back in 2008, I was meeting up with friends to play Carcassonne and Settlers of Catan on a regular basis.

Games are great fun to play and we sell a growing range of those too. On the left hand side you will see a number of games that we sell but you will find more in the other games section as well and if you cannot find the game you want, send us an email as we may be able to source it for you.