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Top 10 Board Games Under $20

Are you looking for a small board game to play with friends and family while travelling or looking for a board game that won’t break the bank? We’ve got you covered with our top 10 board games under $20.

Mint Works is a light and straightforward worker placement game. Its compact size makes it easy to put in your pocket and take it anywhere. Its simple rules make it easy to introduce new players to the genre of worker placement.

During the game each player will have a limited amount of Mint Tokens, which represent their workers. Players will use these mint tokens to earn more tokens, take first player or buy and build plans. Plans are how players earn points. Some plans will give only points, others will give extra powers to the owner.

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1 – 4 Players
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Ages 13+
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Taco! Cat! Goat! Cheese! Pizza! is as unique as its name. It’s a power-packed quick and simple punk party game.

This is a high octane rowdy cousin to Slap Jack and Irish Snap, and it’s filled to the brim with hand slapping mayhem!

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2 – 8 Players
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Very Low Complexity
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Ages 8+
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Take a card or say “No Thanks.” It’s easy to say no if you have a chip to add to the prize pool.

Be aware that your chips won’t last forever and when you take a card it can score against you if it isn’t a part of a run.

A quick, fun, fast-paced game of extortion for all ages.

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3 – 7 Players
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Very Low Complexity
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Ages 8+
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Take a card or say “No Thanks.” It’s easy to say no if you have a chip to add to the prize pool.

Be aware that your chips won’t last forever and when you take a card it can score against you if it isn’t a part of a run.

A quick, fun, fast-paced game of extortion for all ages.

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3 – 7 Players
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Very Low Complexity
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Ages 8+
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Players work cooperatively in this clever deduction card game with an electrifying twist! Each player is dealt a hand of 5 cards, but the catch is that you can see everyone’s cards except your own. Working together, you must share vital information to play cards in the proper launch sequence. Light them all to create a dazzling display and avoid a fizzling fiasco.

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2 – 5 Players
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Ages 8+
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Noside has returned to ruin your day! A thick smoke lingers over the region, it must be another trick of Noside. It’s up to you to stop him before it’s too late! A Noside Story is a brand new Unlock! adventure for up to six players.

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1 – 6 Players
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Medium Complexity
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Ages 10+
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Ecosystem is a card drafting game where the players are choosing cards and placing them into their play area turn by turn. The cards in a player’s grid make up their own personal ecosystem, and the player who has the most efficient ecosystem will be the winner.

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2 – 6 Players
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Ages 14+
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Ecosystem is a card drafting game where the players are choosing cards and placing them into their play area turn by turn. The cards in a player’s grid make up their own personal ecosystem, and the player who has the most efficient ecosystem will be the winner.

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2 – 6 Players
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Ages 14+
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The noble Princess is looking for an ideal partner and confidant to help with her royal duties when she one day assumes the throne. You must prove your worth and gain her trust by enlisting allies, friends, and family of the Princess to carry a letter of intent to her. Can you earn the Princess’ trust and become her confidant?

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2 – 6 Players
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Very Low Complexity
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Ages 10+
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In the co-operative trick-taking game The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine, the players set out as astronauts on an uncertain space adventure. What about the rumors about the unknown planet about? The eventful journey through space extends over 50 exciting missions.

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2 – 5 Players
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Ages 10+
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