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Get Your Game On . . . Cheaply

As with any tech-centered hobby, a love of gaming can get pricey — fast. On her OnSugar blog The Frugal Geek, member Toddie shares how she maintains her habit without breaking the bank.

True confessions: I am a total video game hound. I like the hidden object games, the puzzle games, the arcade games, even the Lego series. If I had not found a way to get my video games relatively cheaply, my spouse would surely have gotten me an intervention by now. But since I have found ways, my marriage survives intact.

My favorite source for video games is Goozex. This website lets you trade the video games you've grown tired of for video games that you want. You're allocated points for every game you trade in; the points vary on how popular the game is. The nice thing is you can bank up your points and save them for the future; then, when a game shows up that you really want, you spend your points on that game. There is a downside. If you're someone who wants the new Zelda as soon as it comes out, this may not be the site for you. There are waiting lists for the most popular games, so it can take awhile for your name to make it to the top of the queue. But if you don't mind a wait, Goozex is the perfect way to reduce your stash and get the new games you want for free.

For her other favorite game source, and to share your own, keep reading.

Another option is Gamefly. Gamefly operates alot like Netflix. For a monthly membership fee ($15.95 per month for one game at a time, $22.95 for two games), you can rent video games and play them as long as you want, returning them when you're done. This may be a good option for those who want the new releases as soon as they're released. But crunch the numbers before you decide whether this kind of membership is for you. A year's membership at the lowest price would be almost $200, the equivalent of 10 cheap $20 video games, or 4 - 5 more expensive video games. If you'd spend more than that in a year purchasing games, then this is a good bargain.

What other options have you all heard about for finding games on the cheap?


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