Many of the board games today cost roughly $40 dollars or more to buy, and at times that can be a little too much to dish out at one time. So to help with this I have created this list of Best Board Games Under $10, along with our other budget friendly articles: 7 Amazing Board Games Under $20 and 8 of the Best Board Games Under $15. With the help of all three of these lists, I hope that you will be able to find suitable board games that won’t kill your wallet.[table id=2 /]
Best Board Games Under $10
1.) Sushi Go!
Sushi Go is a fast-paced card game where players eat at a sushi restaurant and are try to grab the best combinations of sushi dishes to score the most points. Collecting the most rolls of sushi and completing sets of sashimi are just a few of the ways players can score points. Also if something gets dipped in wasabi the value is tripled. The game is fairly short and contains a draft mechanism at the start, as players must first draft their hands then the pass and grab style of play begins.
Sushi Go is definitely one of the top board games under $10.
2.) Monopoly Deal
The concept of Monopoly Deal was to design a game that would take the fun of playing Monopoly and compact it all into a fifteen-minute game, it was accomplished. Players will get the thrill of building their own Monopolies as they compete to be the first person to collect three full property sets of different colors. This is done through drawing and purchasing the needed property cards. Furthermore, the use of action cards and house/hotel cards can be used to either help you or hinder your opponents. Although, all cards in the game do have some sort of cash value to them.
Coup is an extremely fun game where players try to manipulate, bluff, and bribe their way to power, while destroying their opponents influence (character cards). The influence or character cards allow a player to do certain actions such as pay three coins and assassinate another player’s character. The catch is you do not actually have to the character card, you just have to be able to bluff well enough to not get challenged for using that action. However, if a player does challenge you and you do not have the appropriate card to show them you lose one of your influence cards and if they are wrong when they challenge you they lose one of theirs. This continues until only one player has influence left making them the winner.
Coup is by far one of my top suggestions for our board games under $10 list, and if you have not already played it I would highly suggest trying it out.
4.) Dragon Slayer
In Dragon Slayer, players take on the roles of highly renowned dragon slayers, competing to be named the master slayer. You will hunt the most ferocious beast in hopes of winning the competition.
Dragon Slayer is a simple push your luck game were you and your fellow dragon slayers will continue to repeat the dragon hunt until you decide to stop. The most notable aspect of this game is the challenge aspect, as players may challenge other players to do dangerous things. But if a player is to succeed and complete the challenge they are rewarded appropriately. To win the game a player must become the master slayer.
In Hanabi, players must work together to make the most amazing fireworks show ever. To do this, players must try to place out cards number 1-5 of the same color in the correct order. The catch for this game is that you cannot see your own hand only your teammates can. Giving hints is the only way your team will ever be able to figure out which cards to play. Furthermore, Hanabi is one of the top cooperative board games that can be purchased for roughly $10.
6.) Love Letter
In Love Letter, players are competing to be the first person in the game to give their letter to Princess Annette. While in the process of getting your letter to her you will have to defend yourself from her other secret lovers. Who are out to ensure she never sees your love letter. However, you may also sabotage other players, but be careful as you may make yourself a target. Furthermore, if you are looking for board games to play with your spouse this is a great affordable option.
7.) No Thanks!
No Thanks is a super simple game that is also very engaging and fun, as players try to avoid having the highest value of cards in their hand at the end of the game. Each turn a player has two options: either play a chip to avoid picking up the current card or pick up the card and any chips that have been played on it. Cards ranging in value from 3-35 make it crucial for players to avoid the higher valued cards. While the chips decrease the value of your hand by 1 point each.
8.) Wits & Wagers
Wits & Wagers is a great party board game like Catch Phrase where players get to guess on trivia questions and then bet on who they think is right.
The betting aspect of this game is what makes it super fun. Allowing those who are not trivia buffs to still have a chance and enjoy the game. Furthermore, this can help with any gambling addictions a player might have. Also, it can accommodate up to 20 people.
9.) Zombie Dice
Zombie Dice is another push your luck game like Dragon Slayer where players try to collect 13 brains to win. Each turn consists of rolling three dice in an attempt to collect brains. After rolling your first set, you may decide to roll again which may reward you or harm you. Because if you end up rolling three shotgun blast in one turn, your turn will end. Causing you to receive no brains for this round.
Tichu is a partnership climbing card game where teams compete to get to 1000 points first. The way players obtain points is by playing their cards and preferably emptying their hand first. Resulting in the opponents losing points based on what cards are in their hands. There are also risky calls that can be made such as Tichu and Grand Tichu. Which if done successfully can earn a team 100 or 200 points. If the attempt is failed that team loses the same amount of points that they would have earned.
I hope you have enjoyed our list of Best Board Games Under $10. If you would like to make any suggestions please post them in the comments. Furthermore, if you are looking for more ways to get board games cheaply check out our Affordable Board Games Category.
We also have a great article on the cheapest ways to get new board games.