If you are outside the United States, the short answer is "Yes."
Chances are strong that your home country will require you to pay import duties, based on the price you pay for the products you order. The rates differ from country to country, and it is up to you to know whether it's worth it for you to order directly from us, or whether you'll be happier to wait for our games to come to your local game store through distribution. Distributors pay duties as well, but on their discounted wholesale price. They are also able to save on costs through consolidated shipping.
We are law-abiding types, so please do not ask us to mark your reward as a "gift", either. You've paid us for it, so it counts as merchandise.
Carol Monahan, our VP and a veteran of international logistics, covers the the issue here: