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Austin Andersen
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Which game do you own or have played gives you the most value/plays/satisfaction compared to how much it costs? I believe that this is the ultimate measure of a game.

As it stands, I've gotten the most value out of Puzzle Strike (Third Edition), which I thoroughly enjoy and GUBS: A Game of Wit and Luck, a game I could care less about, but my kids love.

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Andy Andersen
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Stone Age We never tire of this one.
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+1 Polis
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Decidedly Song of Blades and Heroes. I have played regularly for years and get a lot of enjoyment out of it. The PDF, and even the printed version, is quite cheap and it is a great way to put miniatures I already had to use. Even If I included the cost of a few wabands worth of miniatures, I would say that it is still my best value game.
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The Resistance/Avalon definitely wins the Cost/Plays ratio in my collection.
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Matt Brown
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Hanabi and No Thanks! are up there. Both can be had online for under $10.
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Richard Spas
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Formula D.
While a high price, I have gotten my money out of it.
Its now become my all time favorite.
I get to play it at least once a week.
*beer*
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    There's a geeklist about this right now.

    Found it -- http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/158816/item/2699743?co...

             S.

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Byron Campbell
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I think Forbidden Island gives huge bang for your buck, especially in terms of component quality (nice components and art and a quality game for about $10).

Friday is another inexpensive game I get a lot of play out of.

Other than that, though, in all honesty, I have gotten the most bang for my buck out of pricier games, not cheaper ones. Mage Knight Board Game is an example. It cost me about $70, but my enjoyment per dollar was much higher than any of the $20 games I own.
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Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game
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Florian Liouville
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+ 1 for hanabi and resistance

also bohnanza, Tichu, Wizard and many more
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Tim Thornhill
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San Juan has had a ton of play with my girlfriend.
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Tyler Canning
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Love Letter, hands down. Super cheap, and we play at least one game at every game night we host.
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I've gotten a surprising amount of use out of Agricola, both solo and with family. The minor improvements and occupations that you're dealt at the beginning of the game can totally change the viability of different strategies, and that gives it a lot of variety, without the events during the game being very random. It comes with tons of minors/occupations to use, and there are several additional decks available (though the base game includes so many, that most people wouldn't find them necessary). And then there's Farmers of the Moor to bulk up the options, adding forests, moors, fuel, horses, more majors/minors/occupations, and special actions.
 
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Christopher Taylor
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6 Nimmt! for me. Cheap to buy, lots and lots of plays. Love Letter has potential to unseat 6 Nimmt eventually.
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Honey Badger
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about a nickle a play for Avalon I would wager.
 
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+1 for San Juan.

I think our best value games are probably SET, Treehouse, Mosaix and Notre Dame they all see a lot of plays, as portable fillers for the first 3 and as a good 5 player game for Notre Dame.
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Battleball is the best $4 i have ever spend on games.
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Shane Larsen
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The bet bang for buck I've ever gotten is far and away Battle Line.
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For sale, love letter and husker du
I bought an old edition of husker du used. My wife lives it.

And probably zombicide.
 
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Shawn Allen
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I would have to go with7 Wonders. We play with both of the expansions and have easily gotten in more plays of this over the past year than anything. It's fast, simple, and satisfying.
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David B
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Best bang for my buck? Qwixx. Ive probably played it 100 times and I have the PnP version...so it was free. Of the games I have paid for, probably Stone Age. But soon Rialto and Scripts and Scribes: The Dice Game are going to enter that territory. I play both of those a lot but I got them recently.
 
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Shaun Layton
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I know it might not be an incredibly popular choice but, Zombie Fluxx is a game that gets alot of playtime with my regular group and at $15 bucks it is a great bang for your buck game.
 
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William Bowers
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I don't know how much Risk cost in 1980, but I have gotten more enjoyment and plays out of it than anything else. BattleTech is a close second.
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Depends if you are going by the gaming per minuter or gaming per play measurement. Then we get into assigning arbitrary costs to longer games.

For plays per game:
Stone Age
Ticket to Ride

On the other hand:
I have played Cosmic Encounter only twice. And the "value" was totally worth it.

That is the thing about value, there is no standardized measurable value to it. But also there is really no way to predict "buyers remorse" which is the opposite of what you are asking.
 
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