Not having money isn’t fun. Well, to be more accurate, being on a tight budget and avoiding things that cost money can be a bit of a drag. That’s why it’s important, for your mind, body, spirit, and wallet, to find ways of having fun without spending money. One way to do that is to cut down on your entertainment budget. Finding ways to entertain yourself on the cheap can make a big dent and give you more cash for all-important savings, bills, or paying down debt. 

 

Here’s an idea to save on entertainment: host a game night. Board games are a one-time expense and chances are you already have at least one laying around. If you can look us in the eye and say your don't have at least Clue or Monopoly put away somewhere, then we don’t know what to tell you. Oh wait, we do, just swing by your local retailer and grab one, They’ve cheap and will save you money in the future. 

 

Invite your friends to come over a play your game. The best way to do it is to have a group of friends who game together consistently. That way, you can get used to certain games, or try new ones. Rotate houses so that everyone gets a chance to stay home and nobody shoulders the whole burden. It also makes choosing games easier: host chooses. There are even games like Risk: Legacy that change game-to-game, making a dedicated group essential. 

 

You and your friends can entertain yourselves for hours on games. There are strategy games like Axis and Allies, cut-throat games like Ticket to Ride, performance games like Cranium, and classics like Uno or Yahtzee to choose from. The options are endless, the savings will be great, and the fun will be more than you anticipated. 

 

Another way to save money? Check out these guides to making wallet-friendly custom t-shirts. We have no minimum options that allow you to order just one shirt, and all of your orders ship for free in two weeks.


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