Cheapass Games (Manufacturer)
Cheapass Games is a small game company in Seattle WA. From 1996 to 2006, we produced roughly 100 games, mostly in very cheap packages, and without the generic components, like dice and paper money.
From 2007 to 2011, we hibernated. Some of our games found new publishers in the game industry, and some of our games wound up out of print. We also posted a decent number of our old games as free downloads at cheapass.com.
In 2012 we re-launched our publishing business, thanks to some fundraising help from Kickstarter. We started with a deluxe reprint of Unexploded Cow, then followed up with a deluxe edition of Deadwood. Along the way we also released three new games without crowdfunding: Fish Cook, Veritas, and Captain Treasure Boots.
Pairs: Fruit Deck
Pairs is a “New Classic Pub Game” designed by Origins Award-winning tabletop designers James Ernest and Paul Peterson.
Falling was the first real-time card game from James Ernest and Cheapass Games, originally released in 1998
The Kill Dr. Lucky Card Game
Welcome to the J. Robert Lucky mansion...again. Once more, you and a collection of similarly evil-minded people have gathered for a seemingly innocuous dinner party...
Deadwood Studios USA
Time to film the latest western being produced at Deadwood Studios, makers of terrible western movies.
Fish Cook is a simple Euro-style board game in which players take the role of chefs...
Veritas is a Euro-style board game about the preservation of truth in Dark Ages France...
Captain Treasure Boots
It's about time to make another game that exists just to take up blank space on a press sheet...
Europe. Summer 1997. You and your most creative friends have discovered two problems with a common solution: mad cows in England and unexploded bombs in France...
Pairs: Pirate Deck
Yarrr! The Pairs Pirate deck is filled with ten scalawags and a half-dozen drinking and gambling variants.