Top 10 Cheapass Games (games from the company of that name - not JUST cheap games)
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I am a lifelong boardgamer (including an addiction to card games, as well), but found my myself a drift from the hobby on a few occasions. One of the waves that brought me back to shore just happened to be Cheapass games. I was burnt out on Magic: The Gathering and not playing many boardgames, when fate would have it--I found Cheapass games. I marveled at the basic, simple and true core principles of the company--they supply the concepts and you supply the components. The concepts were novel, were fun, were humorous, were fast . . . if not (sometimes) very well done. Now, don't get me wrong--these are not the best games on the market, but for the price, they pack good bangs for your bucks!

Below is my Top 10 Cheapass Games. Feel free to comment and/or thumbsup your favorites.
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1. Board Game: Kill Doctor Lucky [Average Rating:6.16 Overall Rank:2076]
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#1 - Kill Doctor Lucky

Also, included are:

Save Doctor Lucky

Save Doctor Lucky on Moon Base Copernicus

The Doctor Lucky Ambivalence Pack

Kill Doctor Lucky... and His Little Dog, Too!

I loved Clue as a child (and still do) , so this was a natural--the prequel to Clue.
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2. Board Game: Enemy Chocolatier [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:3587]
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#2 - Enemy Chocolatier

A recent find, but a clever area control game.
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3. Board Game: Chief Herman's Holiday Fun Pack [Average Rating:5.76 Overall Rank:10207]
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#3 - Chief Herman's Holiday Fun Pack

Speaking of "bang for your buck"--it doesn't get much better than this (with over 30 games in one smallish package), unless you consider Chief Herman's Next Big Thing.
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4. Board Game: The Very Clever Pipe Game [Average Rating:6.24 Overall Rank:3216]
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#4 - The Very Clever Pipe Game

Very clever, very basic, very abstract and very "well done" . . . meaning, done several times, in different formats, by different designers. However, this one is still a good one.
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5. Board Game: Deadwood Studios USA [Average Rating:5.90 Overall Rank:4966]
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#5 - Deadwood

Also, included are:

Another Day, Another Dollar: Horror

Another Day, Another Dollar: Space

Another Day, Another Dollar: Musicals

Another Day, Another Dollar: Kung Fu

Deadwood: On Location

I mean, really, how can you resist a game, where one of the characters is "Man falling off roof"? Well, I can't . . .
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6. Board Game: Lord of the Fries [Average Rating:5.97 Overall Rank:3557] [Average Rating:5.97 Unranked]
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#6 - Lord of the Fries

What is Cheapass Games without Zombies? No fun! There are several good Zombie-themed games in the collection, but this and the next entry are my favorite of the lot.
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7. Board Game: The Great Brain Robbery [Average Rating:5.54 Overall Rank:12146]
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#7 - The Great Brain Robbery

In the tradition of Give Me the Brain!, this is a classic Cheapass Zombie game, with a clever mechanic (ala Save Doctor Lucky) to boot.
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8. Board Game: Before I Kill You, Mister Spy... [Average Rating:5.42 Overall Rank:14932]
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#8 - Totally Renamed Spy Game

This would have been listed as #7,but due to copyright issues . . .

Okay, as game concepts go, this is not the best. But it does get a lot of mileage out of one of the quintessential Bond cliches--the villian monologue!

Also, with the appropriately demented group--this game is a blast!

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9. Board Game: Captain Park's Imaginary Polar Expedition [Average Rating:6.08 Overall Rank:4944]
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#9 - Captain Park's Imaginary Polar Expedition

Nothing like a good old fashion ruse--the precursor to the "fake" Moon landing, maybe . . .
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10. Board Game: Unexploded Cow [Average Rating:6.08 Overall Rank:3104]
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#10 - Unexploded Cow

Who doesn't enjoy an unexploded cow? Better yet, an exploded one? This game demonstrates the classic Cheapass formula--funny concept, witty box text, playable rules, but leaves the players somewhat flat after several plays. Most Cheapass games could be considered "disposable" after "sufficient" plays . . . but, I still love'em.
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