Tabletop games are great–and popular, as illustrated by the influx of titles we’ve seen over the past decade–but they have a number of drawbacks. They’re expensive, for one. They often require a lot of set-up and tear-down time as well, and you have to get a bunch of friends together to play them, which isn’t easy when people have busy schedules.
Digital tabletop games can solve all of those problems. The computer handles setup and takedown. Online functionality lets you play without having to get everyone in the same room. And thanks to a sale that’s live this week on the Humble Store, they’re cheap. Let’s take a look at what tabletop PC games are available for up to 90% off.
What do you get when you add fantasy elements like orcs, dwarves, elves, and magic to a game of football? If Blood Bowl 2 is any indication, you get a whole lot of chaos. This turn-based strategy game is on sale for just $6, which is far less than if you were to buy the tabletop version and glue and paint to assemble all the figures.
A number of games are on sale for just $4 each. That includes the surprisingly enjoyable train board game Ticket to Ride, which supports asynchronous cross-platform online play. Also $4 is Pandemic, a co-op game where you and other players work together to stop a disease from ending the human race, as well as the tile-laying game Carcassonne. Even Uno is available for $4, which is less than you’d pay for a set of cards at Target (that’s $5, in case you’re curious).
Those who like to party can pick up any of the Jackbox Party Packs for $17.50. Each one comes with four mini-games you and your guests can play using phones or tablets as controllers. And if you’re in the mood for a more traditional experience, you can pick up Tabletop Simulator, which comes with 15 classic games like chess, poker, and dominoes, and even supports VR.
For the full list of games and add-ons on sale this week, head over to the Humble Store. The sale ends October 22.