Would like to hear what your favorite budget game is. We just played Saboteur. Players are dwarves digging a path to a hidden treasure. But one or more players are secretly trying to stop everyone from finding the gold, by breaking their tools, blocking their path or leading them in the wrong direction. Dwarves who find the gold all get a share of the loot. Saboteurs get rich by stopping them. It is a simple game to play (i taught my family in 2 minutes) but we had a great time and a lot of scope for variations. For anyone who already owns the game, we play a Greedy Dwarf rule, where players get one less gold card for each broken tool they are caught with at the end of a round. Of the 3 treasure cards, we move the middle one one space further away. These rules help the saboteur players a lot, and much harder for the miners to win as it plays them off against each other. I intended it to be a half hour filler, but the family kept wanting to play for hours.