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25 Excellent board and card games for (mostly) under $20

I’ve been keeping an eye out lately for games that are fairly inexpensive, fun and have a re-playability.  It’s one thing to drop $40 on a new board game now and again, but it’s a habit that can grow extremely expensive very fast.  As a way to archive these for myself and share these ideas with you…

Clearing Out the Browser Tabs Roundup

RIP Ned Strongin, creator of Connect Four. ( source ) ICv2 covers the Q1 game industry. ( source ) Techcrunch calls Zynga’s new Facebook game Empires and Allies a cross between Settlers of Catan meets Risk meets the ‘ville franchise. ( source ) This guy painted Scrabble tile graffiti as a proposal to his girlfriend. ( source )

6 Other Interesting Games or Items on Etsy

Handmade card holders , one of several designs. Epicycle Designs makes these deluxe Agricola pieces as well as deluxe pieces for Settlers and other Eurogames. This set, which is the most expensive, costs $300. And you can buy these colored vials (from someone else) to spruce up your Pandemic (or On the Brink) game. These cards have the usual numbers in one corner and Chinese in the …

6 Other Interesting Games or Items on Etsy

Handmade card holders , one of several designs. Epicycle Designs makes these deluxe Agricola pieces as well as deluxe pieces for Settlers and other Eurogames. This set, which is the most expensive, costs $300. And you can buy these colored vials (from someone else) to spruce up your Pandemic (or On the Brink) game. These cards have the usual numbers in one corner and …

Ergo, A Card Game of Mathematical Proofs

Ergo , designed by Closet Nerd Games and published by Catalyst Game Labs [1], is a card game of mathematical proofs. The cards consist of postulates (A, B, C, and D) and logical operations (AND, OR, NOT, …) as well as some utility cards thrown in for good measure. On your turn you can add cards to the rows of …

Ergo, A Card Game of Mathematical Proofs

Ergo , designed by Closet Nerd Games and published by Catalyst Game Labs [1], is a card game of mathematical proofs. The cards consist of postulates (A, B, C, and D) and logical operations (AND, OR, NOT, …) as well as some utility cards thrown in for good measure. On your turn you can add cards to the rows of proofs, as long as all remaining sentences are…

Munchkin Conan

In the fall, Steve Jackson Games will release Munchkin: Conan the Barbarian based on the upcoming movie. It will be an expansion to the original Munchkin game.

Munchkin Conan

In the fall, Steve Jackson Games will release Munchkin: Conan the Barbarian based on the upcoming movie. It will be an expansion to the original Munchkin game.

Association of Game & Puzzle Collectors

The Association of Game & Puzzle Collectors is a group focused on the collection and preservation of old games and puzzles. The organization holds an annual gathering for trading games and puzzles, as well as sharing information on their history and development. The AGPC maintains an archive of the rules for a number of out-of-print games, a catalog of U.S. games …

Association of Game & Puzzle Collectors

The Association of Game & Puzzle Collectors is a group focused on the collection and preservation of old games and puzzles. The organization holds an annual gathering for trading games and puzzles, as well as sharing information on their history and development. The AGPC maintains an archive of the rules for a number of out-of-print games, a catalog of…

Business Card Games

The state of business cards that are games, or games to play with business cards, is pathetic. You can get a social networking business card that looks like a trading card . You can collect business cards and play … kind of … a game with them . A kind of game. Kind of. And surely we can do better than this …

Business Card Games

The state of business cards that are games, or games to play with business cards, is pathetic. You can get a social networking business card that looks like a trading card . You can collect business cards and play … kind of … a game with them . A kind of game. Kind of. And surely we can do better than this tired-looking cutesy, game-like thingie…

Dabong, or UNO with Addition and Subtraction

Dabong is a shedding card game from sggc Astute Games, much like UNO. The addition is that you can play several cards of the same suit at once if they add or subtract to the value of the current card. If you can play all your remaining cards this way, you can even do this out of turn. Oddly, the face…

Dabong, or UNO with Addition and Subtraction

Dabong is a shedding card game from sggc Astute Games, much like UNO. The addition is that you can play several cards of the same suit at once if they add or subtract to the value of the current card. If you can play all your remaining cards this way, you can even do this out of turn. Oddly, the face cards (such …

Vampires Werewolf Fairies from Gozer Games

After Zombie Ninja Pirates , Gozer Games gives us Vampire Werewolf Fairies . I’m trying to imagine myself inside the Gozer Games theme think-tank. Do they just throw darts? Whatever. You can combine both games to play Vampire Zombies Werewolf Ninja Fairies Pirates . They rounded up some exceptional artists for the illustrations. True gamers should recognize all of the artists on the above cover.

Baila, the Estonian Drinking Card Game

Baila is a popular Estonian drinking card game. There’s not much to the game, really: pick a card and do what it says – drink, make someone else drink, kiss someone, speak in rhymes, steal someone’s shirt, etc. Last year it was a top seller – at least it was for Fortuna Games , an Estonian game shop. Baila has a new game, this time a board game, called…

Game Bandit — Fat Edition

For 20% off a single order of Fat Dragon Games’ products at DriveThruRPG , use coupon code “FatMayJune11″. Mona Saves blog is giving away two copies of ThinkFun’s Snack Attack! Typical like/follow/tweet/comment rules to enter. Follow and retweet Eagle Games for a chance to win Railways of the World: The Card Game . Dice Hate Me is celebrating an anniversary …

FlashWordz

FlashWordz from U.S. Games Systems Inc is a “letter cards” word game due to be in stores by June 15. Cards are double-sided. On your turn, you have to race to combine your letters with the letters on the backs of the other players’ cards to form as many words as possible (four letters or greater). If you fail to form a work…

Gamewright’s Port-a-Party Line

Speaking of disturbingly-named games, Gamewright introduces the Port-a-Party line of games. By which they mean card games. The first two games are Who Would Win? and Joe Name It. Who Would Win? is a reprint of a 2009 Gorilla Games title. Each player draws a historical or literary character and then battle over who would win the event (e.g. gardening). They argue to persuade the…