Good games for 10-20 bucks
Tom T
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We are all supposed to bring a good game priced 10-20 bucks for an elephant exchange we are doing. What would be good games? Preferably more than 2 players, but 2 players would work.

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1. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:109] [Average Rating:7.44 Unranked]
Tom T
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Durham
North Carolina
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This is an obvious choice, but is already in our gaming group. Thus, I am really hoping for some diversity of ideas here so I can find some outside our gaming groups collective collection.
 
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2. Board Game: Colossal Arena [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:528]
David Boeren
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Marietta
Georgia
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Colossal Arena is pretty nice
 
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3. Board Game: Alhambra [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:304]
David Boeren
United States
Marietta
Georgia
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Assuming you have time to order it, Alhambra is good and inexpensive on some sites.
 
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4. Board Game: Coloretto [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:361]
David Bohnenberger
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Swarthmore
Pennsylvania
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I believe this is the best $6 I've spent on a game.
 
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5. Board Game: Citadels [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:208]
Ken
United States
Portland
Oregon
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I think this can be had for less than 20.

Great game for two and up.
 
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6. Board Game: Bohnanza [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:273]
Colin Parker
Canada
Cobble Hill
BC
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This fits the bill.
 
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7. Board Game: High Society [Average Rating:6.80 Overall Rank:608]
True Blue Jon
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Vancouver
Washington
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Get this one.
 
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8. Board Game: Bohnanza [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:273]
Jason Foodgeek
United States
Arlington
Virginia
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Bohnanza is $11 on timwellspent.org.

High Society and Citadels are also inexpensive. Citadels wwas my first choice, but was taken.
 
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9. Board Game: Zing! [Average Rating:6.94 Overall Rank:695]
Robert Zurfluh
United States
Cranbury
New Jersey
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This is actually very good. I don't know why they don't come out with an English version. Rules are very simple, and there is no German text involved. Translation is available here on the BGG.
 
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10. Board Game: Zing! [Average Rating:6.94 Overall Rank:695]
Robert Zurfluh
United States
Cranbury
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This is actually very good. I don't know why they don't come out with an English version. Rules are very simple, and there is no German text involved. Translation is available here on the BGG.
 
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11. Board Game: BANG! [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:698]
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Milford
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This is a terrific game for it's price, and it's for 3-7 players. I pull this out when I go home for the holidays and everyone loves it, including my niece, who managed to mow down her daddy and Uncle Jason. You can get it for $10 but you can find it for $7. However, you can also get Bang: Dodge City for about $11.
 
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12. Board Game: Modern Art [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:178]
Chris Bailey
United States
Broomfield
Colorado
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This is a fabulous game that used to demand extremely high prices last year on ebay until Mayfair reprinted it for $17.50
 
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13. Board Game: Mystery Rummy: Jack the Ripper [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:539]
Golden Lotus
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Durham
North Carolina
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A lot of card games can fit the bill here, the Mystery Rummy series are a prime example! I've only played Jack the Ripper (and Wyatt Earp, which is not officially Mystery Rummy but is too close to marry into the family) but this one is an excellent game.
 
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14. Board Game: Strand-Cup [Average Rating:6.17 Overall Rank:4071]
Dave Wilson
United States
Pleasanton
California
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Here's some diversity: Strand-Cup is volleyball in a card game. FairPlayGames and Game Fest both had copies, and they run $6 - $8, so you could get two copies (which I think is probably necessary if you wanted to play 4 on 4 volleyball).
 
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15. Board Game: Meuterer [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:503]
Pierce Ostrander
United States
Savannah
Georgia
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Eight bucks. Pirates!

Cool.
 
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16. Board Game: Arena Maximus [Average Rating:5.94 Overall Rank:3029]
Thomas Eager
United States
Portland
Oregon
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$19.99. This is a great little chariot-racing game, simple and fast to play and teach.
 
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17. Board Game: Battle Line [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:128]
Andreas Resch
Austria
St. Ulrich/Waasen
Österreich
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I think this is a great game for 2 players. It's fast, easy to understand and you can play it again and again. The only bad thing about it is that the game material is crap. The cards are thin and the rules are photocopied. Otherwise great Knizia game.
 
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18. Board Game: Kung Fu Fighting [Average Rating:6.16 Overall Rank:2428]
Robert Washington
United States
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New York
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Awesome! A lot of people seem to dislike this style of game due to the high luck factor and lack of overall strategy, but I feel this one offers enough tactical cardplay options to mitigate any complaints on those counts. Very well balanced and at least somewhat reflective of actual martial arts. And who could hate on the theme??? "Your kung fu is weak...it's...also no good!"
 
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19. Board Game: Sleuth [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:741]
Crypt Keeper
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California
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I see you've rated Clue a 9. May I suggest a true masterpiece of the genre? It sells for around $16 and supports 3-7.
 
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20. Board Game: Wreckage [Average Rating:5.53 Overall Rank:8583]
Shawn Low
Australia
Footscray
Victoria
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Mad Max in disguise. Mad car destruction mayhem without the micromanagement of Car Wars. For those who like to kill maim and destroy and laugh with maniacal glee whilst doing so.
 
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21. Board Game: Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage [Average Rating:7.84 Overall Rank:63]
Based upon my poor understanding of history, science, and ethics...
United States
North Pole
Alaska
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Eight or nine of you could go in together on this one. That might average out to $10 apiece... for a damaged copy... missing chits... including a home-made map... with a mustache drawn on the cover picture.
 
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22. Board Game: Family Business [Average Rating:6.13 Overall Rank:1855]
Kevin Roach
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Brandon
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played this many times for many hours. loads of fun. the more the merrier
 
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23. Board Game: Station Master [Average Rating:6.21 Overall Rank:2654]
Tim Moore
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Wesley Chapel
FL
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This is a great, quick game for under $20 that is surprisingly re-playable. Everyone I've introduced it to enjoyed it very much.
 
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24. Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:159]
 
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Wesley Chapel
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Another great sub-$20 game (if you buy it from timewellspent.org, for example, you pay $15 plus shipping). You don't have to have played Puerto Rico to like this, but if you do, it is still different enough from that game to own and play.
 
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25. Board Game: Category 5 [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:450]
Naomi Dushay
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Redwood City
California
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This is an excellent quick card game, and it works well for 2 as well as more.
 
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