Best Bang for the Buck! Cheapest Game Plays per Hour
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As stated in my other list, Best Bang For the Buck! Game Plays Under One Dollar!, I wanted to see if my game were being played enough to be costing me no more than a movie rental. That list uses simply how many times I have played a game. This list is more accurate, using the time actually spent playing the game as the basis to see where I stand. I am saying that a movie is around 2 hours long and costs $5 to rent. That means that any game that is costing me no more than $2.50 per hour to play is costing me no more than a movie rental. (And we all know that game playing is MUCH better than watching any old movie, anyway!! )

As of to date, 43 of the 71 (61%) games of mine that I am looking at have achieved this. Most of the rest are not far off. The ones that I have entered on this list are those that have made it to under a dollar an hour play time. I encourage you to add your own. Which games are gaining the cheapest play time?

For the purpose of this list I have not used expansions in the figuring. For example, for Bang, although it is almost always played with the Dodge City expansion, I used only the cost of the original game in the figure. I did however use the time spent playing it even with the expansion as best as I can guess. So please use only the original game cost in you figures if you want to contribute. Thanks!
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1. Board Game: BANG! [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1031]
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Well, Bang! is the best Bang for your Buck as, perhaps, it should be!

35¢ per hour of play.
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2. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:139] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
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This is the only one of my games were this figure gets slightly skewed by the method I have chosen. I play with a lot of expansions and this takes play time up to an hour per game. Therefore this looks cheaper than it actually is.

44¢ per hour of play.
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3. Board Game: Bohnanza [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:371]
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No expansions here. Just plain unadulterated fun!

50¢ per hour of play.
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4. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:281] [Average Rating:7.22 Unranked]
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This one, as well, is not based on the time spent with expansions.

60¢ per hour of play.
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5. Board Game: Mamma Mia! [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:1281] [Average Rating:6.48 Unranked]
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Only got this at Christmas '09 and already this one has gotten down to
63¢ per hour of play.

Way to go, Uwe. The second of yours on this list and even Agricola, which costs a whole lot more, is only at $1.57 per play.
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6. Board Game: Alhambra [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:396]
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Again, no expansions here. I have yet to play with a single one! This is a good game all on its own!

71¢ per hour of play.
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7. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:126] [Average Rating:7.46 Unranked]
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Way to go, Ticket! I guess I could say, that's the Ticket!

72¢ per hour of play.
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8. Board Game: Quicksand [Average Rating:6.11 Overall Rank:3230]
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This game is not very deep but it sure is fun!

81¢ per hour of play.
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9. Board Game: Tally Ho! [Average Rating:6.12 Overall Rank:2479]
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My daughters love this one!

83¢ per hour of play.
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10. Board Game: Citadels [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:320]
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91¢ per hour of play.
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11. Board Game: Pick Picknic [Average Rating:6.57 Overall Rank:1440]
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Another winner! I've only had it 3 months and even though a game is only 20 minutes long it has reached
94¢ per hour of play.
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12. Board Game: Clans [Average Rating:6.56 Overall Rank:1142]
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Last on my entries are these two games, bought at the same time, same play length, same size box, and the same
96¢ per hour of play.
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13. Board Game: Cartagena [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:847]
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See above.

96¢ per hour of play.
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