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Birthday money for game spending is dwindling down, and I have about $15-$20 to spend on one final game.

I don't mind buying a light game if it's fun... I'd like something that plays well for 2-5 players, but especially 2.

It needs to be $15-$20 on Amazon (including shipping)...

Thanks for any suggestions and recommendations!
 
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Forbidden Island!
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Glory to Rome fits the bill perfectly.
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this Geeklist might help you out:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/68234/the-cheapskate-g...

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Sayburr wrote:

Great list -- from my personal preference I'd add Space Hulk: Death Angel – The Card Game to this thread.
Tons of 'game' packed into a tiny box -- for cheap! Plays great from 1-6 players. Although with 3 and 6 players the game kicks the crap out of you! ... more than the normal crap-kicking that takes place with all other player counts
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I just ordered Musketeers on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Gryphon-Games-1201-Musketeers/dp/B002N...

It's supposed to arrive today...it was brought to my attention by one of Ender's excellent reviews:

Ender's Comprehensive Pictorial Overview: All for one and one for all - a semi-cooperative musketeering filler that's a fast and fun surprise!

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otha62 wrote:
I just ordered Musketeers on Amazon:


That's going to be ordered along with another game from people's suggestions in this thread! I am stoked about Musketeers!
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Shazamm!

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/Z-Man-Games-4043-Shazamm/dp/B000WGHXZW...

Two Players Only - $17.99
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darthnice wrote:
Glory to Rome fits the bill perfectly.


I didn't like Innovation, and I know a lot of people said GtR led them to Innovation... are they similar?
 
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Not similar at all. I very much dislike Innovation, but love GtR.
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For Sale!!!!

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Check out GUBS: A Game of Wit and Luck $12 2-6 players

http://www.amazon.com/Gamewright-244-Gubs/dp/B0051DT66A/ref=...

You can download the 1 player computer version to checkout the gameplay at http://gubcards.com/play
 
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Musketeers is pretty fun!
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Famiglia It only plays two, but currently its my favorite lite 2 player game and its only $10 and takes up very little space.

http://www.amazon.com/Famiglia-Friedemann-Friese/dp/B004FFA8...
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sirius23 wrote:
Famiglia It only plays two, but currently its my favorite lite 2 player game and its only $10 and takes up very little space.

http://www.amazon.com/Famiglia-Friedemann-Friese/dp/B004FFA8...


Definitely want something I can bust out with more players but plays great with 2.
 
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Sorry, all I have for you is Bohnanza that hasn't been mentioned then.
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degamer wrote:
Not similar at all. I very much dislike Innovation, but love GtR.

Hey... you're in Sacramento Too!!
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breakaway11 wrote:
sirius23 wrote:
Famiglia It only plays two, but currently its my favorite lite 2 player game and its only $10 and takes up very little space.

http://www.amazon.com/Famiglia-Friedemann-Friese/dp/B004FFA8...


Definitely want something I can bust out with more players but plays great with 2.


I think Forbidden Island will be the best bang for your buck at your price range. Plays great 2-5, challenging game, great replay value (download the alternate island layouts here on the geek), variable difficulty level.
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ol_bubba wrote:
Check out GUBS: A Game of Wit and Luck $12 2-6 players

http://www.amazon.com/Gamewright-244-Gubs/dp/B0051DT66A/ref=...

You can download the 1 player computer version to checkout the gameplay at http://gubcards.com/play


Hoped to like this, but it seemed kind of lame when I played the computer version.
 
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Key Harvest. I really like this game. So did my wife. We've only played it with two, but both agree it will be even better with more.
 
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TravmacDaddy wrote:
For Sale!!!!



Not 2 players... there's a variant but I am looking for a great 2 player game, that can also be played with others.
 
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Grumsh wrote:
I think Forbidden Island will be the best bang for your buck at your price range. Plays great 2-5, challenging game, great replay value (download the alternate island layouts here on the geek), variable difficulty level.


Even if I already own Pandemic, you think FI will be good too? Reviews have said it's a simplified version of Pandemic? Are they just judging it that way because it's a coop or if I own Pandemic, should I not get FI?

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Grumsh wrote:
I think Forbidden Island will be the best bang for your buck at your price range. Plays great 2-5, challenging game, great replay value (download the alternate island layouts here on the geek), variable difficulty level.


Even if I already own Pandemic, you think FI will be good too? Reviews have said it's a simplified version of Pandemic? Are they just judging it that way because it's a coop or if I own Pandemic, should I not get FI?

Thanks!

You will feel like you are playing Pandemic. The mechanics are similar, yet stripped down. Your Pandemic skill will translate directly to FI. It is by the same designer with a paper machine driving the action that behaves just like Pandemic's.

Edit: I have both. Pandemic, I play with my gamer friends and family. Forbidden Island is a traveling game because it is more compact and easier to introduce. I also play it with my 6 year old son.
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I just bought Fairy Tale (and enjoyed my first game). I have Fzzzt! on order (haven't played it yet). Both seem to be filler-length but with some meat. They should both be in your price range.

+1 Forbidden Island, IF you want a co-op that's lighter than Pandemic. Maybe for when you just want a less mentally taxing experience, or maybe to share with kids or family who are non-gamers or casual gamers. It's a real game, not just a kid's game, but it's lighter than Pandemic.
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