Games to Help You Get Free Shipping
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We've all been there. $15 short of free shipping. We'd be stupid not to buy a $15 game, right? It's like we're getting it for free!

This is a list for people who are looking for games that are readily available at most online stores, and will help fix the problem of falling $20 or less shy of a free-shipping game order.

I've listed the entries in the order of most popular to least popular according to the thumbs they received by readers. I have also embedded a video review for each item (except in one case where I provided a written review instead) in the top 25 entires. That way you have immediate access to a good review right here on this list.

Enjoy!

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Please add your own recommendations! But follow these guidelines:

1. It must be a stand-alone game. No expansions.
2. It must be under $21. ($20.99 is the highest you can go.)
3. It must be available at at least one major online game store. (i.e. CoolStuffInc, BoardsandBits, FunAgain, etc.)

I hope this is of help to those searching in the future.
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1. Board Game: Love Letter [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:214]
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Small, but sexy package. Very cheap too. Highly regarded here on BGG.

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2. Board Game: No Thanks! [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:391]
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An interesting little number-based card game.

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3. Board Game: Jaipur [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:106]
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Another great 2-player card game involving set collection.

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4. Board Game: For Sale [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:261]
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Ask a bunch of BGGers for a list of good filler games and For Sale will make the list every time.

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5. Board Game: Hey, That's My Fish! [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:672]
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The travel edition will always be under the price cut. It's a spacial abstract game with penguins! Good fun for the whole family.

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6. Board Game: Hanabi [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:275]
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Another card game. It's a co-op that is currently tough to find, but soon it will be readily available again and it should be around $10/copy.

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7. Board Game: Jambo [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:492] [Average Rating:7.04 Unranked]
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Another strictly 2-player card game. This one involves the idea of trading goods and competing to run the most successful market, while avoiding the treachery of the dangerous animals ruining your plans.

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8. Board Game: Battle Line [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:179]
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Brilliant 2-player card game. I consider it a must-have in every gamer's collection.

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9. Board Game: Biblios [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:288]
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This was my last free-shipping filler...
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10. Board Game: Citadels [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:316]
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A highly regarded role-selection game. Small box, cheap, and good fun, even with two players.

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11. Board Game: The Resistance: Avalon [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:85]
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Another must-have game. It plays 5-10 players.

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12. Board Game: Coloretto [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:481]
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Set collection card game.

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13. Board Game: Forbidden Island [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:584]
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If you want a co-op, this is the best bang for your buck. Also consider its more recent cousin, Forbidden Desert (prices are generally higher for Forbidden Desert).

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14. Board Game: Friday [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:302]
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A solo game about being solo. Super thematic.

When it's available, you should be able to get it for less than $15.

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15. Board Game: Diamant [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:613]
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Press your luck at a very enjoyable, simple level. Collect jewels as you venture further into the dangerous temple. Stay too long and you're dead. Simple as that.

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16. Board Game: Innovation [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:277]
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This one comes in just under $20. It's a card game with a lot of depth. Also see its role-selection cousin, Glory to Rome.

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17. Board Game: Lost Cities [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:294]
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any game of the two player kosmos series Kosmos two-player series Personally I love lost cities. But I've played a lot of them and up untill now none of them failed me. Here are a few examples: Kahuna, babel, balloon cup, catan cardgame and LOTR the confrontation
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18. Board Game: Aton [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:832]
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Aton is a fun, area-control card game for two players. The decisions are tough and interesting. It tends to sail under the radar around here on BGG, but it's a gem, IMO.

I love that I get to use a UFBRT Video!:

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19. Board Game: Guillotine [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:1001]
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This was the last game I purchased to qualify for free shipping. I have to confess I haven't played it yet though.
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20. Board Game: Parade [Average Rating:6.94 Overall Rank:688]
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A game that really shines with two players, and is still pretty good with more. But really, an excellent, cut-throat battle when played with two experienced players. This one is cards only.

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21. Board Game: Space Hulk: Death Angel – The Card Game [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:526]
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This game has its haters but I'm not one of them. It's remarkable how so much of the tense dread that can accompany meatier co-op games can fit into this small box. It's difficult to win but a lot of fun for me particularly as a solo experience.
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22. Board Game: Eight-Minute Empire [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:962]
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This game really does play in eight minutes. The first game might take you 12 minutes. But after that, it's no misnomer.

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23. Board Game: Mr. Jack Pocket [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:603]
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Get the classic deduction game for around $15, and--depending on the size or your pocket--it will fit in your pocket!

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24. Board Game: Onirim [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:936]
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Supports 1-2 people. Nifty little game. $9
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25. Board Game: Saboteur [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:854] [Average Rating:6.62 Unranked]
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...and Saboteur 2 for some deductive, hidden-identity action.

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