As board games have become more popular, they have also grown in price. It’s not uncommon to see board games that are over $50 and some are even over $100. Finding the right game that can fit your budget can be difficult.
We decided to put together a list of some of the best board games under $5. Most of these games are considered fillers for in between games or they are great when you need to pick up something quick when you are headed to a friends house. If you are looking for something with a little more depth, check out our essential board game recommendations.
The Top 10 Board Games Under 5 Dollars
*Prices are subject to change.
This classic board game has a funny new twist by allowing you to force opponents to either draw a couple of cards or perform hilarious dares. Dares range from things like dancing like a robot, playing the game with your feet, or talking like a pirate. The dares come in three separate tiers: family dares, show-off dares, and daredevil dares. There is even a blank card included so that you can make your own dare and add it to the game. While this game can be played with only two players, it is even more fun if you play with three players or more.
Rook is a fast-paced card game where you will try to trump and trick your way to becoming victorious. This game is great for people who enjoy brain-teasers. The goal is to be able to name tricks in the game faster than the other players. However, you want to avoid the wild Rook card. It will completely mess up the strategy that you and your partner have come up with. It’s a good idea to start with the beginner ruleset. Once you are used to how the game is played, you can move onto the normal ruleset.
The classic Jenga game by Hasbro has always been an interesting source of both fun and frustration. Now, you can get a mini version of this game that is great for easy storage and travel. As you carefully remove lower blocks to place on top of the tower, you and your friends can enjoy the excitement while on-the-go.
This classic game of Trouble is great for kids and adults alike. This travel size edition of the popping Trouble game allows you to take it with you on vacations and long car rides. The game can easily be stored in luggage or backpacks. It includes an all-in-one game board that allows it to easily hold all 16 game pieces.
Monopoly Deal is a card game that has all of the fun of the classic board game, with fewer pieces and simple rules. This game can be played very quickly. An average game only lasts around 15 minutes. Because the game is so easy to learn and quick to play, it is a great game to enjoy with the whole family. Because the only game pieces are the deck of cards, this Monopoly Deal makes an excellent travel game.
While the classic game of Rock Paper Scissors is usually played with your hands, this card game version adds a whole new level to the game. You can choose your card ahead of time to eliminate any confusion or people changing gestures. The winner of the hand gets those cards. At the end of the game, whoever has the most cards is the winner. This game is excellent if you are playing with young children.
Old Maid is a classic and beloved game. This game can be played between two and four players. It’s very easy to play. You simple pick cards and try to come up with card pairs. However, you want to avoid getting stuck with the Old Maid card. This game is great with children because it teaches them how to match pictures when they are trying to come up with pairs. The cards are oversized and easy to see.
This simple game involves matching features found on the characters shown on the cards. Every card has at least one thing that matches with every other card in the game. Players want to find a match in a snap. Features can be something they are wearing, types of animals, and more. The artwork of this game is really well done and fun to look at.
Bold is a family-friendly game. It relies on memory skills and matching cards. The object is to match cards by their color, their size, or their pattern. Once you get a pair, you can choose to keep the points. If you’re bold, you can choose to flip another card and hope it matches with the pair. The more matching cards that you flip over, the more points you accumulate. Flipping a card that doesn’t match, loses your points and ends the turn.
This is a compact, travel version of the classic game of Clue. This fun who-done-it board game has a small board that houses all of the game’s necessary pieces. It also includes a detective notebook so that players can keep track of clues that have been revealed. The game can be played by up to six people who are all trying to figure out the guest, the room, and the weapon used.