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Chris Gallo
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Not looking for anything bank breaking here. Can't afford a pitch car set or Crokinole board or anything like that. Just looking for something cheaper but still fun. Thanks guys.
 
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Rhino Hero is $10 and is a game that gets brought out all the time at my different gaming groups and also with non gamers friends. My wife even uses it at school with the kids.
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As a child I remembered playing with glass beads, and also some kind of area control game by throwing a knife (or screwdriver) to the ground and connecting to your territory.
 
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Also, nowadays I have great success with Animal Upon Animal and Tier auf Tier: Das Duell.
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Meepile

I little bit pricey, but not too bad are Safranito and Riff Raff
 
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Topple.

It's been around for years, and it's fun- and cheap!
 
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Sorry! Sliders - can often be thrifted cheap (I found a complete and near mint copy for about $3 at Goodwill). Very fun.

The cheaper (but not as nice as the wooden edition) version of Flick 'em Up. Full msrp is only $30, and I'm sure you can find it cheaper.

Dr. Eureka was $13 at Miniature Market when I ordered it.

Terror in Meeple City (aka Rampage)
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you mention Carabande (aka pitchcar) and Crokinole.

Are you specifically looking for projectile or carrom type dexterity games or are stacking games on the table (pun intended) as well?

For "flicking" games, I recommend:

Sorry! Sliders
Disney Pixar Cars 2 Sorry Sliders: World Grand Prix Race Edition - inexpensive alternative to carabande
Flick 'em Up!
Catacombs
Crash Cup Karambolage
Pucket (available inexpensively as fastrack)

If you look around you might be able to find pitchcar mini for a reasonable price.
 
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For stacking games, I recommend:

Rhino Hero
Animal Upon Animal
Hamsterrolle


Another category, pulling or fine dexterity games:
Zitternix
Pharaoh's Gulo Gulo


 
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Fenderbass124 wrote:
Not looking for anything bank breaking here. Can't afford a pitch car set or Crokinole board or anything like that. Just looking for something cheaper but still fun. Thanks guys.

You might find an American Carrom board for not too much at a thrift shop. I wouldn't pay $50 for one, but $20 is okay. I'd choose it over Sorry Sliders every time.

+1 for Animal Upon Animal.

Also: Jenga plus a chess clock (an app is fine) for a two-player speed game.
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Another +1 for Animal Upon Animal. For adult gamers, play with the variant which forces you to turn the crocodile 90 degrees when you roll a crocodile (instead of placing a piece).
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Robert Wyant
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How About good ol' fashioned Marbles?
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There are several Looney Pyramid stacking games, and you get all the other games you can play as a bonus.

Builders of R'lyeh is probably the most thematic, but requires the most esoteric components.

Verticality is easier to gather the bits.

CrackeD ICE Really easy to do, and one of the more unique mechanisms.
 
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Wok on Fire
 
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Push It is great.
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ACTOP: Ancient Construct Tower of Philosopher is a beautiful ceramic and wood dexterity game. I believe it was about $20 on the KS, and will start being sold on Logy Games's website in October.
 
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