Tabletop games can be a really fun way to spend some time with your friends and family. But as anyone who has gotten into tabletop gaming knows, these games can get pretty pricy to get into and can be really complicated to learn to play. While that may be worth it if you're really into a certain game, it's not always so good to pull these out for a game night with more casual players.
Luckily, there are also a lot of tabletop games that are pretty simple to learn and won't break the bank. It's a great way to get friends and family members together to gather around a table and have take a break from our phones for a while.
To see 10 cheap tabletop games that anyone can learn and enjoy, keep reading!
10 Betrayal At House On The Hill
Betrayal at House On the Hill is a uniquely suspenseful tabletop game that will appeal to anyone that likes to have a little bit of spooky fun and compete against their friends to try to solve a mystery. In this game, players build their own haunted house tile-by-tile.
As players go through the game, a different type of haunting can occur and it will change the way the game is played. This means that this game has a ton of replay-ability value because the game won't be the same every time.
9 King Of Tokyo
Most games have players battling against monsters in order to come out victorious, right? Not in King of Tokyo! In this game, the players are the monsters and they're all battling against each other to try to destroy the city of Tokyo and be the top monster in the game.
This game goes pretty quick and is great for people that are new to the strategy needed to play tabletop games. It can be played before another game as a warmup or as a fast way to introduce a new player to the world of tabletop gaming.
Codenames is a spy-themed word game that's perfect for a group of players. This game is best played with 4-6 people as a party game. It's like a slightly more grown up version of the classic boardgame Guess Who?, but with a unique twist.
This game can be found for around $20 or less and is perfect for people that aren't typically into tabletop gaming because of the fact that so little of the game s actually played on the table. A lot of this game is focused on the wordplay part of the game as the players compete against one another to find all the secret agents based on their codewords.
DropMix is a musical tabletop game for people that really love to get creative and create wonderful music together. This unique game comes with dozens of cards that feature songs by hit artists like Childish Gambino, Ed Sheeran, The Weeknd, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Blink-182.
Each card has a piece of a song like the guitar from King of the World and the beat from 24k Magic. Then, the player blends them together to create a unique song. This game can either be played just by yourself to create unique songs with the different cards available or in a competition mode to play against one another.
Villainous is a really unique tabletop game because it allows the players to choose from six different Disney villains. Each villain has their own figurine, deck of cards, and board that they play on. This is because each villain has a unique goal and the first villain to reach their goal wins.
The players can stop each other from making progress by playing Fate cards on the other villains in order to stop them from getting ahead on their own board. This means that even though each villain has a different goal and separate board, it's still a fun game to play together and it doesn't feel entirely separate from the other players.
5 One Night Ultimate Werewolf
One Night Ultimate Werewolf is a really fun and quick tabletop game that a group of players can enjoy together. Most games take only 5 to 10 minutes to complete, meaning that groups can play again and again, giving everyone a chance to have multiple different roles in the game.
Cards with different roles are placed down and each player grabs one card. Roles include the Seer, the Troublemaker, the Robber, the Werewolf, the Minion, and the Tanner. Players have special powers that either help the Villager's team or the Werewolves' team. Players have to figure out who has the Werewolf card before the werewolves win!
Carcassonne is a tile-placement game that really makes players think about how to make their next move. Players have to not only figure out how to advance themselves in the game, but also how to stop other players from advancing themselves.
Each tile shows a different part of the landscape like fields, farms, cities, and roads. Players have to place tiles down so that these features go together. Then, they place the matching figurines to the different parts of the map in order to get points. Players have to balance getting points on their own with blocking the other players from getting too many points.
Azul is a tabletop game that involves placing tiles in a certain way on your own board to gain points while trying to cause other players to take tiles that will cause them to lose points. This game is one that can be slightly tough to get the hang of when you first unbox it, but there are so many videos on the Internet that break the rules down, so it's no problem to learn.
This game may seem simple when you first play, but the strategies that players can learn in order to maximize their own points while cutting down the points of the other players makes it one that's really fun to play. It's great for anywhere from 2-4 players.
Viticulture is a tabletop game that puts the players back in Tuscany centuries ago, before the world became as modern as it is now. The players run wineries at a different vineyard each season of the year and they have to decide how to allocate their resources, like workers, to make the most money they possibly can.
Everything from planting the grapes to fulfilling the orders is up to the players. Players are able to decide exactly how many workers are going to be put into each task, so how their game goes is up to them. This game takes a little more strategy but is definitely a fun one to learn to play.
1 Dead Of Winter
Dead of Winter is a tabletop game for 2-5 players and is perfect for anyone that loves zombie movies, games, and shows. Although this game is definitely one that takes a little more strategy and learning to play than some of the other tabletop games on this list, it's worth it for people that want a more in-depth experience.
In this semi-cooperative game, players have to come together to try to survive in the zombie apocalypse. On top of playing cooperatively together, each player has their own individual requirement that no one else knows about that they must complete in order to win. Players are forced to balance surviving as a team by fighting off outside threats and finding resources with completing their own personal objectives in order to try to win.