Saving Money on Board Games

Board games are a great source of frugal entertainment for the whole family. Finding ways to save money when you buy them is even better. This is a guide about saving money on board games.
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March 20, 2009 Flag

Tips and ideas for saving money on board games as suggested by the ThriftyFun community.

Check Thrift Stores

My kids love board games. I have a great thrift shore/resale shop in my neighborhood, where we can buy (nearly) brand new board games for about $4.00. Once its been played and they get bored with it, we return it back!
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By Jenny

A Deck of Cards

The cheapest and most versatile game you can buy is a simple deck of cards. There are hundreds of games that can be played: solo, two players or a whole group. The games can range from simple to extremely complex. It takes no electricity or batteries and no other pieces are required. However, if you raid your piggy bank, penny poker is a great party game.

By Jess

Look at Dollar Stores

The Dollar General has been carrying a lot of brand board games for under 10 dollars. I found a Mancala game there this Christmas for $4, which is now one of our family's favorite games. Sometimes you can also find rebate slips from Milton Bradley in the store used with purchasing certain games.

By Wendiesioux

Recreate Your Favorite Game in Wood

My family enjoyed a particular board game so much that we had worn out three game boards playing it and decided to make the board out of wood and put the two sides together with a piano hinge cut to size. We used different colored marbles and colors on the board and background color and I bought larger colored dice to match the marbles than the original game, but the game played the same. Since then, grandchildren have played this game and enjoyed it, so we made them their own board game to take home and play with their friends.

With a bit of acrylic paint and imagination, you can paint your board in any color and when dry use a gloss clear acrylic sealer over it to give it that shiny effect and protect the undercoat of paint from chipping. Do not close the board or cover over until the paint has cured or else it will lift the paint off. Also, you can buy large sticky back sheets of felt to put on the backside of the board to keep from scratching.

By Lorelei

Board Games at Garage Sales

Garage sales and rummage sales are great place to find board games. Just make sure they all the pieces for before buying them. If you have a board game that's missing some pieces, try to find the same board game for cheap. Then you'll have back up pieces.
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By Lewis

Editor's Note: Here is a tip about making your own board game:

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March 28, 20090 found this helpful

I have bought some nice used board games at Amazon.com. And many times they are like new...purchase, opened, but obviously never played.

Harlean from Arkansas

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July 27, 2011 Flag

When looking for board games, you can find them at yard sales for next to nothing. I had found them in excellent condition from $.25 to $1 at the most.

By Carol from Beverly, Mass.

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