Cheapass Games, a game publisher started by game designer James Ernest, is a small game company in Seattle WA. From 1996 to 2006, they produced roughly 100 tabletop games, mostly in very cheap packages without the generic components like dice and paper money.
From 2007 to 2011, they hibernated. Some of their games found new publishers in the game industry, and some of their games wound up out of print. A number of their old games are posted as free downloads at cheapass.com.
Adapting to the changing nature of game printing, Cheapass Games now produces free games, cheap games, and crowd-funded games, all with the quirky sense of humor that is the hallmark of a Cheapass game.
paraphrased from http://www.cheapass.com