announcements

  • Round 6 signup is underway! matching a new round today!
  • Have an amazing September ❤️

how it works

club reviews ★★★★★

safety tips and disclaimer

privacy policy

Get a pen pal here - July 2020 round

heads up: you have to be at least 18 years old to join. learn more.

Most people put their discord, reddit or twitter handle here. Please do not give away personal information such as your phone number.

this will never ever be shared, we'll be using it to send you your pen pal friend code

we use this field to verify you are over 18. for more info read here


club reviews

real reviews from club members who were kind enough to allow us to post them here

🙋‍♀️ Tangerine from 🏝 snapback island:

"I was looking for a community that was all about nice people and isn’t full of romantically challenged people and found it here. I got matched with a really nice person, we added each other and now we send letters everyday uwu"


🙋‍♀️ Butter from 🏝 stork island:

"I never had a pen pal before and it feels great to have someone to write to in the game and talk about stuff 10/10 would match again"


🙋‍♂️ Liam from 🏝 mechanicus island:

"Didn't know so many people my age play animal crossing. Had a good time looking forward to the next round"


and there you have it :)
Ready to join the club? get a pen pal!

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how it works

your three step guide to getting an in-game pen pal

step 1: registration

Registration for a round starts on the first of every month and ends on the 15th. During this time you will be able to fill out a form (like the one above) and you will be added into the pool.

Once registration has ended it will be locked until the next month.

read about how we protect your information

step 2: matching

On the 15th day of every month we will randomly match you with another islander - this is an exciting day for us!

Our matching takes into consideration your age and the age group you wanted to get matched against into consideration. Sometimes we’ll have an odd number of people to match so if you checked a specific box in the form we may match you up with two people.

Read our disclaimer about matching

step 3: switch friend number exchange

Once everyone is matched we will send you an email with details about your new pen pal! You will be able to add them, reach out and meet in game so you can send each other cards.

We want to allow everyone two weeks to get to know their pen pals so we’ll meet you back here on the first of the month for the new registration period!

Read about our safety tips

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safety & disclaimer

how to get the most out of the pen pal expereince and staying safe while you are at it

Although we are not affiliated, our friends at the geek girl pen pal club have an excellent page on real life pen pal safety you should totally read.

Here are some of our pointers specifically for Animal Crossing:

Do not share any personal info in or outside of the game

This includes your home address, social security number, phone number or any social media profiles you would like to keep private. You have the luxury to have your in-game character represent you so you can keep your real life name private.

If you are matched with anyone who makes you feel uncomfortable or acting sketchy do not not respond

You have the ability to report someone in-game for inappropriate content, block communication on your Switch and we would appreciate it if you reach out to us so we can have them removed from future pools.

Use common sense - a disclaimer

Once you sign up for the pen pal club and match with a person we cannot be held responsible for any communication in or outside of the game between you and that person including any in-game gift exchange.

Please use common sense, read out safety tips, don’t share your personal information, report and avoid any behaviour that seems suspicious or make you feel uncomfortable in any way.

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privacy policy

We’re really big on short privacy policies that are easy to read and understand. So Here’s everything you need to know about using this site and how your information is being handled.

You have to be 18 or older to register into the pen pal club

Why? Because we want to get new people but also put your safety first. It’s not perfect, but it’s our way to keeping underage people safe from creepers trying to do creeper things.

Your information is shared with no one, and will never be

Your switch code, email and all information you fill in the forms is kept in a secure database and will never be sold or shared with advertisers. We are working on an option to completely wipe yourself the database, for now, feel free to send an email to hi@animalcrossingpenpal.club and we’ll be happy to accomodate.

Pen Pan matching is done programmatically (by a computer)

The thing that matches you and other people is a computer algorithm, your information is not exposed to any human to manipulate or influence matching. Your information is private, even in the context of the service we offer.

Cookies. We use only one

Google Analytics so we can keep track of how many people are getting on the site.

We are not affiliated with Nintendo

In case you were wondering, this is an Animal crossing fan site offering service for fans. We are not affiliated with Ninendo or have any relationship with the Animal Crossing franchise other than being fans.

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