(Read to the end to see how you can get FREE games for this holiday’s gift giving.)
Whether you are growing your own game collection or giving games as gifts to others this holiday season, purchasing board games can be expensive! Here are some ways to save money…
If you don’t mind some minor wear and tear, there are many used game deals to be found at places like eBay.com and the Geek Market.
Have you ever considered trading games with other gamers? One place to do this is at BoardGameGeek.com.
PRINT AND PLAY:
Did you know there are many games available on the internet that you can print and play for free? BoardGameGeek.com has a helpful page with links. There are also some game publishing companies that have printable versions of their games for free on their web sites. A game I highly recommend that is available as a free print and play is Dixit. It plays up to 6 players, is simple to learn, and involves creativity and imagination!
MAKE YOUR OWN:
If a game has very few components that can be found at the craft store or around the house, why not make the game yourself? Here is a game called Shobu that I made from items around the house.
Shobu is an abstract strategy game for 2 players. We’ve been having a lot of fun playing it!
What You Will Need:
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Jonathan Peters is a board game designer, author, educator, and award-winning composer.