Board game deals 2022

There’s no need to wait until sales season to find great board game deals. Indeed, the best board games are often discounted all year ’round. That means you can save a hefty sum of money on everything from beloved classics to modern strategy epics if you know where to look.

To save you from traipsing around the internet in search of a good offer, we’ve been busy rounding up the top board game deals of the week right here. If there’s a bargain to be had, we’ll let you know below. For example, fantastic party game Blockbuster has tumbled by 61% to a frankly absurd $8.53 at Amazon (opens in new tab). Well-liked strategy game Terafforming Mars has also seen a $31 discount bringing it down to $47.11 at Amazon (was $69.95) (opens in new tab), and there’s even a 58% Amazon reduction (opens in new tab) to be had on cute superhero epic Marvel United. 

These are just the tip of the iceberg, so be sure to drop in every now and then to see if any games on your wishlist are enjoying a discount. Board game deals come and go with alarming frequency, so there’s almost always a reduction to take advantage of… if you’re quick, anyway.

Today’s board game deals

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Disney Villainous | $39.99 $24.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $18 – We have a real soft spot for the Villainous series, so seeing the strategy game come down in price for today’s board game deals isn’t an opportunity to miss if you ask us. It’s been cheaper in the past, sure, but that doesn’t happen often so this is still worthy of considering.

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Blockbuster | $21.99 $8.53 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $13 – It’s very rare to see this must-have party game drop so radically in price, and we can’t recommend grabbing it enough. Usually sitting closer to $15 in total, this reduction brings Blockbuster (a game that’s equal parts quiz and charades) into impulse-purchase territory.

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Terraforming Mars | $69.95 $47.11 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $31 – As an eternally popular game that always hits top 10 lists, we’d highly recommend grabbing Terraforming Mars while it’s less expensive. Even though it did hit a lower price recently, that’s all the more reason to hit checkout soon; there’s no telling when it’ll jump back up in price.

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Exploding Kittens | $19.99 $13.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $6 – There’s an awful lot to love about Exploding Kittens, and that’s why we’re pleased to see it so low in price. It’s easy to get into, engaging, and utterly hilarious, so comes highly recommended.

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Mysterium | $54.99 $27.50 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $27 – This spooky co-op game might have one of the best elevator pitches out there: one of the players is a ghost trying to solve their own murder. While we’ve seen Mysterium for less before, this is still aggressively good value on the game in today’s board game deals.
 

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Catan | $48.99 $30.14 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $18 – So many fans got into board games because of Catan, and that makes this family-friendly classic a must-have on your shelf. We’ve actually seen this one continue to fall in price over the last few days, so perhaps it’ll drop even further before long?

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Codenames Duet | $24.95 $13.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save 44% – Those who prefer co-op to competitive play should look no further than Codenames Duet. Taking the association game of the beloved original and challenging you to work with rather than against each other, it’s an excellent game for teams and one of the better recommendations on this list of board game deals.

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7 Wonders Architects | $49.99 $34.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $15 – This bite-size version of 7 Wonders is an essential purchase, if you ask us; it might be better than the original. As such, seeing such a massive drop in price means there’s never been a better time to try it.

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Arkham Horror: Final Hour | $35.36 $29.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $5 – This cleverly streamlined take on the Arkham Horror formula has always impressed us, so have no trouble in recommending it now that it’s taken a tumble in price for the weekly board game deals on Amazon.

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Codenames | $19.95 $15.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $4 – The first Codenames is often seen as a classic, and rightly so. Its word-association gameplay is gripping and very replayable, so this drop (even though modest) is still a bargain you absolutely shouldn’t miss.

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Wingspan | $65 $46.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $18 – The oh-so-relaxing family game has been given a hefty discount over this week ahead of the weekend, so now’s the time to get involved if you wanted to try Wingspan but were put off by the price. It’s truly superb.

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Marvel United | $34.99 $14.80 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $20 – The chibi-style Marvel adventure is currently sitting at a reduced price for today’s board game deals, so don’t miss your opportunity to get the family-friendly game for less. You can also upgrade the experience with expansions, so keep an eye out for them too.

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The Mind | $12.99 $10.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $2 – Despite sounding simple, this little game is surprisingly hard. It’s a great choice to kick off games night with friends, so we’re pumped to see it reduced even a little for today’s batch of savings.

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Unfathomable | $79.95 $63.96 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $16 – This is the lowest ever price for the recently released Unfathomable, a new addition to the Arkham Horror franchise. Sure, that $15.99 reduction might seem modest, but for such a new – and genuinely excellent – game, you could do much worse. A great way to kick off this week’s board game deals.

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Monopoly: Animal Crossing New Horizons Edition | $27.99 $17.49 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $10 – That is a surprisingly good price on the  Animal Crossing-flavored Monopoly, and while it has been cheaper, it’s still fairly solid in terms of value. If there’s a gamer in the house that adores Nintendo’s cheerful animal world, this will make an excellent gift.

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Catan Starfarers | $99 $85.16 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $14 – This sci-fi spin on Catan has come tumbling down in cost today, and even though that isn’t its lowest price, it’s the biggest discount we’ve seen since June 2021. Reductions are unusual for Starfarers, so don’t miss out. Plus, it’s pretty darn expensive at the best of times so is well worth a look now.

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Spirit Island | $89.99 $65.98 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $23 – This unusual strategy game takes an entirely novel approach in casting you as nature spirits attempting to stop colonists from ruining your home, and it comes highly recommended as a result. That’s not its lowest price, but it’s still well below the average of $74 or so.

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Anno 1800 | $69.95 $53.98 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save 23% – We’ve not seen this video game-inspired adaptation drop so low in price since October 2021, so there’s no time like the present if you want to get your teeth into a new strategy board game. We’re not sure how long it’ll last either, so don’t wait for too long.

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The Chameleon | $18.50 $16.75 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $2 – Are you good at bluffing? This game puts that to the test, and the result is wonderful. The majority of players see a topic they have to describe with a single word, but the eponymous chameleon has no idea what that topic is. Cue plenty of lying. The chameleon’s aim is to remain undedicated, so it’s a worthy challenge for fans of deception games.

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Marvel United X-Men | $20.99 $19.54 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $2 – This new and rather adorable take on the Marvel universe has tumbled to what is nearly its lowest ever price in today’s board game deals, so now’s the time to pounce if you were looking for a new strategy-lite experience to sink your adamantium claws into.

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Dune | $50 $40.87 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $9 – A revitalization of the classic Dune board game, this fan-favorite rarely dips much lower than $50 in price… which makes its inclusion in today’s board game deals all the more noteworthy. If you want something more strategic, this blends asymmetric warfare and diplomacy together well enough that it’s still going strong 40 years after release.

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Board game deals – UK

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Pandemic | £44.99 £22.95 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £21 – It feels like Pandemic is eternally on offer, so the trick is holding on until it dips below a certain threshold. That’s where we’re at now, so be sure to try it if you haven’t already got it in your basket.

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Disney Villainous | £39.99 £29.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £10 – This is comfortably one of our favorite board games, and it’s so rare to see it on offer. With that in mind, you shouldn’t miss this low price for today’s board game deals. While it isn’t necessarily the game’s cheapest price, it’s still pretty good all-round.

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Exploding Kittens | £19.99 £14.40 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £6 – Few party games can do it better than Exploding Kittens. Accessible, bizarre, and quick, it’s a great way to start the week’s board game deals.

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7 Wonders Architects | £39.99 $28.90 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £11 – The original 7 Wonders is excellent but complicated, so seeing this streamlined, bite-size version drop down in price is a real get for this week’s board game deals. It’s actually one of our top games of 2022 so far, so this deal is even better value than it seems.

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Linkee | £22.99 £16.60 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £5 – This is one of our new favorites when it comes to parties. Splitting your group up into two, it makes each team figure out the connection between four seemingly random words. That makes it a superb ice-breaker and a good option if you’re playing with lots of people at once. We highly recommend giving it a go, especially now that it’s dropped a little in price.

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The Mind | £10.99 £8.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £2 – This is a game that feels like it shouldn’t work, but it really does. Challenging players to put down number cards in the correct order without saying a word or gesturing, it forces you to come up with a new way to communicate and is a lot of silly fun as a result. We can recommend it from personal experience.

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Bunny Kingdom | £49.99 (opens in new tab) £37.57 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £12 – If you assumed this would be a cute and sweet game, you thought wrong. It’s a delightful strategy epic in which you have to conquer the kingdom, so seeing it drop in price for this week’s board game deals is cool. Definitely worth a look at that price.

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Board game deals – tips and tricks

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How to make the most of board game deals

Board games are often discounted; it isn’t a normal day of the week without something like Pandemic enjoying a price cut. That makes it worth checking cost comparison sites such as CamelCamelCamel to ensure you’re getting maximum value for money. 

That’s how we identify and bring you the very best board game deals. Checking in on price-matching software allows us to figure out a product’s average sale value, its biggest discount to date, and whether this particular offer is worth your time.

Should I wait until the Black Friday board game deals?

If this was any other industry, we’d suggest holding off on big purchases until those November sales arrive. But that’s not the case with tabletop gaming. While more expensive hobby titles hit record low prices in November, decent board game deals you’ll actually want do appear throughout the year. That means there’s no harm in having a look now, and you don’t need to wait until the Black Friday board game deals begin at the end of the year; unless we’re talking about the likes of Gloomhaven, you won’t be much better off if you wait.


Want to find out what you should keep an eye on? Don’t miss our guides to the best cooperative board games, good board games for 2 players, the best card games, or the top board games for kids.

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