Greetings, holiday shoppers! We know you already own the entire Cheapass Games collection, but you probably have a thousand friends and family members who need one of our many amazing games and don’t even know it. How will you choose between so many amazing choices? Here’s a handy reference guide to our newest and best games.
Did you know? Cheapass Games are printed in the US.
KILL DOCTOR LUCKY & GET LUCKY
FAMILY GAMERS · LIGHT STRATEGY GAMERS · BLOODTHIRSTY KILLERS
KILL DOCTOR LUCKY is a simple, entertaining board game about murdering an old man in his home. (Don’t worry; he deserves it. Probably.) It was our very first game and it’s been a classic ever since. KILL DOCTOR LUCKY is back in a shiny new 19.5th Anniversary Edition featuring streamlined rules and shiny new components. You might recognize some of our celebrity murderers.
For a quicker game, check out GET LUCKY, the card game based on the same premise.
PAIRS & DEADFALL
BEGINNING GAMERS · FAMILY GAMERS · POKER PLAYERS
Know someone who likes card games, but isn’t familiar with much beyond classics like poker and rummy? Present them with a deck of PAIRS, the new classic pub game. At just $10, with a huge selection of differently themed decks and dozens of fantastic games available for free online, PAIRS is the ideal option for introducing a traditional gamer to a fresh take on card games. It also makes a fantastic stocking stuffer.
KIDS · BEGINNING GAMERS · FAMILY GAMERS · KICKBOXERS
BRAWL is the original real-time card game and one of the first Cheapass games ever published, and has been a fan favorite ever since. This is a real-time fighting card game with fun, arcade-inspired artwork and six different characters. Each deck represents a different character, with its own playing style. At just $8.50/deck, BRAWL is an easy recommendation for a fun and unique stocking stuffer.
BRAWL: $8.50/deck, 2 players, ages 10+, 90 seconds
Be sure to get at least two decks; otherwise, you’ll only have half a game!
“BEFORE I KILL YOU, MISTER SPY…”
FAMILY GAMERS · CASUAL GAMERS · SPY MOVIE ENTHUSIASTS
Want all the value of a big box game experience in a $10 deck? “BEFORE I KILL YOU, MISTER SPY…” is another beloved Cheapass classic. It’s a game about super villains luring spies into their lair, taunting them for extra points, and killing them. This third iteration features updated artwork and polished rules. Easy-to-learn gameplay and espionage-themed flavor make this game of capture, taunt, and kill a must-have.
“BEFORE I KILL YOU, MISTER SPY…”: $10, 2-6 players, ages 12+, 30 minutes
FAMILY GAMERS · CASUAL GAMERS · BOMB DISPOSAL SQUAD MEMBERS
Looking for some wholesome yet quirky family fun? UNEXPLODED COW is fan favorite, and it’s no secret why. It’s a game about removing live munitions from the French countryside by utilizing mad cows from England, and comes with all the hilarity and suspense that implies. This deluxe edition features upgraded art and components, and makes a perfect lightweight game to enjoy with your family and friends.
UNPEXPLODED COW: $25, 2-6 players, ages 12+, 25 minutes
GIVE ME THE BRAIN & LORD OF THE FRIES
FAMILY GAMERS · BEGINNING GAMERS · FAST FOOD INDUSTRY WORKERS
Featuring the hardworking zombies of Friedey’s: Fast Food Restaurant of the Damned, GIVE ME THE BRAIN and LORD OF THE FRIES are lightweight and whimsical card games perfect for introducing modern gaming to your family and friends. In GIVE ME THE BRAIN, players are zombies attempting to finish their chores. Unfortunately, some chores require a brain—and there’s only one to go around. In LORD OF THE FRIES, the zombies attempt to fill orders as short-order cooks. Since everyone’s dead, it’s slow going. Luckily, hungry customers are impatient customers, so you won’t always have to give them exactly what they asked for.
Looking for a stocking stuffer? Pick up one of the many LORD OF THE FRIES standalone expansions, available for just $10!
STUFF AND NONSENSE
STUFF AND NONSENSE is a delightful game about brave “explorers” who never leave London. Instead, they collect various artifacts and stories to spin a convincing story about their latest fictional escapade, all while avoiding Professor Elemental. (Yes, that Professor Elemental.) With a rich theme supported by whimsical flavor text, STUFF AND NONSENSE is perfect for a low-key game night with friends and family.
STUFF AND NONSENSE: $25, 2-6 players, ages 10+, 40 minutes
DEADWOOD STUDIOS, USA
FAMILY GAMERS · BEGINNING GAMERS · ACTORS · COWBOYS · CLOWNS
DEADWOOD STUDIOS, USA is a silly, lighthearted game about bit actors doing their best (which isn’t actually very good) in a Western backlot so they can get paid at the end of the day. When Deadwood debuted in 1999, it was nominated for an Origins Award. Since then, it’s had a rules tune-up, fresh art by Phil Foglio, and deluxified components. DEADWOOD STUDIOS, USA is a great game to play with beginning gamers as a way to introduce them modern games. It’s also the perfect choice for an icebreaker game at parties.
DEADWOOD STUDIOS, USA: $40, 2-6 players, ages 12+, 60 minutes
Hit the ground last. It’s a simple goal, but it’s all you’ve got time for. FALLING is a real-time card game that plays in about a minute and is great for casual and family gamers. At just $10, FALLING makes a great stocking stuffer, and is perfect for introducing a little levity to game night.
FALLING: $10, 4-8 players, ages 12+, 90 seconds