Digital game retailer GOG.com is holding an unusual deal right now: spend $3 and get a random mystery game. The promotion is called Piñata Madness and, if you’re feeling lucky, might be a good way to get some new PC games on the cheap.
According to GOG.com’s FAQ on the promotion, when customers buy a digital “piñata,” they’ll receive a full, stand-alone game valued between $5.99 and $44.99. The FAQ mentions a handful of games available as part of the promotion (Pillars of Eternity, Shadow Warrior 2, Heroes of Might and Magic 5, Victor Vran, Saints Row 4) but it appears the list of mystery games available in the Piñata Madness pool is much larger.
Buyers have reported getting games such as Rime, Everything, STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl, The Sexy Brutale, Her Story, Batman: The Telltale Series, Day of the Tentacle Remastered, Metro 2033 Redux, Shadowrun Returns and others as part of the sale.
GOG.com says it will continue to add games to the pool of Piñata Madness mystery titles until the promotion ends on Aug. 21.
The digital retailer also promises that buyers won’t receive duplicates of games they already own via GOG.com, with a bit of an exception:
No duplicates, unless you already own every single game available in the Piñata pool at the time of your purchase. If you already have all the games, you'll be notified before checking out and your mystery game will be converted into a giftable copy – this code will never expire.
More details on the Piñata Madness promotion are available at GOG.com. If you’d like something even cheaper and less risky, GOG.com is giving away copies of Tequila Works’ horror survival platformer Deadlight: Director’s Cut for free right now.