I paid $ and got WICKED LARGE fun for my funds
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These are games you paid $20 or less for and played (or still play!) the heck out of!
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1. Board Game: Ogre [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:981]
Christopher Brandon
United States
Lynnwood
Washington
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Ogre/Gev-I still play the heck out of this one and have since I first bught it with my allowance in 82! Sure I have purchased the updated box-but it's still under $20. IMHO best hex/chit wargame ever! Easy to explain and play + neat theme!
250+ plays
 
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2. Board Game: Zombies!!! [Average Rating:5.85 Overall Rank:4474] [Average Rating:5.85 Unranked]
Christopher Brandon
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Lynnwood
Washington
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ZOMBIES!!! May not be everyones cup of tea-but flexible enough to allow house rules and everyone loves killing zombies and trying to screw other players over.
100+ plays
 
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3. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:139] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
Christopher Brandon
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Lynnwood
Washington
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Carcassonne-the entry level game for my friends and family into german style games. A lot of them given as gifts-easy to play with 2 or more, easy to teach and a different game every time you play it! 100+ plays
 
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4. Board Game: Battle Line [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:179]
Christopher Brandon
United States
Lynnwood
Washington
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Battle Line! A great strategy card game I can play with my Step Dad for hours on end over coffee and cigars. 30 - 40 plays
 
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5. Board Game: Citadels [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:316]
Christopher Brandon
United States
Lynnwood
Washington
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Most the gamers in my group like fantasy themed games, and citadels is a great little fantasy themed game that plays quickly with great strategy. 40-50 plays
 
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6. Board Game: Mü & More [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:825]
John Elbl
United States
Framingham
Massachusetts
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$8 and I played it nearly EVERY DAY at lunch with co-workers for 3 years.

I'd say that was a bargin!
 
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7. Board Game: Trias [Average Rating:6.47 Overall Rank:1679]
Mary Weisbeck
United States
Black Hawk
South Dakota
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Trias!! A great bargain for a game with lots of replay value.
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8. Board Game: Ricochet Robots [Average Rating:7.00 Overall Rank:571] [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
Sef V
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chicago
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I bought the new edition for around 17 dollars, I play it all the time. One of my absolute favorite games ever.
 
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9. Board Game: Circus Flohcati [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:1360]
Dave Kudzma
United States
Millsboro
Delaware
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Great game....and only $9!!
 
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10. Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:228]
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The champ for me. Not only do I never get tired of it, and there's a contingent in my group always up for a game, but my girlfriend loves it as well.

[Cards look flimsy when they come out of the box, but they're holding up well, thank you.]
 
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11. Board Game: Saint Petersburg [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:230]
J.M. Diller
United States
North Street
Michigan
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Paid $17.50 from TimeWellSpent and play it over and over and over. It's reasonably short(30-45 min), looks great and is a ton of fun. On top of that it plays great for 2-4 players, although I like 3 players best.
 
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12. Board Game: Family Business [Average Rating:6.10 Overall Rank:2404]
Tom Grant
United States
Washington
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Measured by the ratio of number of plays to amount paid, this gem tops my list.
 
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13. Board Game: Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation [Average Rating:7.21 Overall Rank:414]
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It doesn't get much better than this. About $15 and we play it constantly. Each game is different and requires more and more thought each time. I don't think this game will ever go out of style.
 
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14. Board Game: Fist of Dragonstones [Average Rating:6.17 Overall Rank:2432]
yegods
United States
Campbell
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this is my favorite of the < $20 crowd of games. we've played this a bunch of times since i got it, and everyone has had fun.
 
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15. Board Game: Colossal Arena [Average Rating:6.79 Overall Rank:752]
 
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Very nice list, and let me add my new under $20 favorite:

the FF reprint of Titan: the Arena--Colossal Arena.

We've played it a bunch of times, and it's always a blast. High replayability factor, especially with 12 monsters. I really like it as a two-player (you have more control) and as a 2+ player.
 
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16. Board Game: Babel [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:1042]
Christopher Brandon
United States
Lynnwood
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Just played last night-3x in a row! WOW, what a tense little two player card game, lots of strategy and the end game is intense-gotta buy this one!
 
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17. Board Game: Basari [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:1372]
Christopher Brandon
United States
Lynnwood
Washington
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A little classic that we take with us everywhere! Neat bid and guess mechainc, good light player interaction with light negotiation-a classic for me!
 
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18. Board Game: 6 nimmt! [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:574]
Christopher Brandon
United States
Lynnwood
Washington
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I have both 6 Nimmt! and Category 5 and we play the blazes out of them. Easy for all ages to learn and with play for 2 to 10 people at a time-this game is always good to go. More players equals more chaos, but it is trully a fun little find. one set travels with me in the car everywhere and I think I have given away 4 decks so far, once played it is loved!
 
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