Short Cut to Remote Gaming Forum (29 Aug 2020)
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The Giant Brain's Favourite Budget Games
Multi-million pound kickstarters, big box games for £100+, accessories that cost as much as the game. You would be forgiven for thinking that boardgames are a luxury hobby, only for those with a wad of disposable income. It is the unfortunate face of the hobby. It isn’t all like this though.
You don’t need all these things to be ‘into’ boardgames; 100s of games, metal coins coming out of your ears, games that eat a day of your time.. There are loads of games out there that can fit a smaller budget and we would like to take you on a tour of some of our faves, each one £20 or under.
I wish I liked Cockroach Poker more. It's... fine, but I've never played a game where I was having as much fun as everyone else was. I don't really know why, because I've played it at pretty much every player count, with and without beers.
Hanabi I have played, but ultimately moved on after a good few plays. Liar's dice is always going to be a classic and I would love to see more games use it as a base mechanic and build on it.
RobertB wrote: Played Cockroach Poker last night, with 3 other people. I don't think it works unless you play people you can make fun of.
Definitely a game that is all about who you play with. Shuffle two decks together, play with the last 10 people awake and barely standing in the open game room at a con in the wee hours, and it is the funniest game ever. Play with a couple of sober, serious card-counting gamers in the middle of the afternoon and it is dull as dirt.
For Sale is fantastic. I have the travel edition which is a deckbox.
Cockroach Poker is fun, yes, depends on the group. Skull maybe is a little less group dependent for a similar sort of thing.
For the real budget conscious, nothing has beaten my Rage deck, purely because I can play hundreds of different games with it.