$35 would be much better, I believe this $2 offer required only registration and not a deposit so that might be the difference.
Scrabble cubes looks cool, I play Scrabble often with my Grandmother but never tried that version. That is a really nice site btw - tons of pages looks like you covered everything.
Are there any people reading this thread who play or promote backgammon? I was hoping to see a bit more input on that subject, I'm trying to learn the game myself right now.