First, we should say that we are gamers. Real, complete boardgames addicts.
We designed Board Game Arena for players who can't play for real because of time, geographic or social constraints. We would like to provide a new game experience with the best of two worlds: video games and board games.
Although we aim to provide high quality online games, we are still convinced that the best way to enjoy board games is around a *real* table with friends. This is one of the reason we strongly recommend you to buy physical copies of the games you discover on BGA. The other reason is simple to understand: each game sale is also a revenue for an author and an editor (... we've come full circle).