Looking to stock up your board game cabinet? Now is a great time to do so, because Amazon has a huge board game going on right now. You have clip the coupon on the page to get the sale prices, but these are huge discounts off MSRP. Many of them are significantly lower than they were in Amazon’s now-expired early Black Friday sale.
Below, we’ve picked the best board games that are worth getting, especially at their new temporarily discounted price. Again, most of these discounts are in the form of a clippable coupon on the Amazon listing page. Make sure you click on the checkbox to get the discount to apply in cart.
Wingspan Board Game for $35.62
Wingspan from Stonemeier Games is an incredibly good board game. So good in fact that we deemed it the best board game of 2019. Wingspan looks like a deceptively simple game; the endgame goal is to attract as many birds as you can to your wildlife preserve and help them proliferate. There are only four actions you can perform: draw a bird card, play a bird card, get food, and lay eggs. Sounds simple enough, right? Well let’s just say these four actions mask an incredibly complex (albeit very newbie-friendly) engine-building game with which you will have to juggle between bringing new birds into the fold and keeping your existing birds well stocked and in a breeding frenzy. Wingspan is infinitely replayable and you’ll find yourself developing and honoring new strategies with every subsequent playthough.
Ark Nova Board Game for $59.96
This is the first ever sizeable discount we’ve seen for this board game. Ark Nova is another board game that was released very recently, earlier this year. Ever since its release, it has climbed the ranks and garnered a reputation of being one of the best strategy board games ever. The premise of Ark Nova seems simple enough. You are in control of a modern zoo and it’s your job to take care of the animals, take on conservation and research projects, attract and entertain the customers, and basically run the most successful zoo in the game. This is not a game for board game amateurs; there are a lot of mechanics to keep track of and the “medium-heavy” complexity is on par with other ambitious games like Gloomhaven, Terraforming Mars, and Scythe.
Viticulture Board Game for $34.49
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Stonemaier Games Viticulture Board Game
Viticulture is an economic strategy game in which you are tasked with maintaining and profiting from your vineyards. That mostly means hiring workers to build structures, grow and harvest your grapes, facilitate the winemaking process, and of course selling the wine. It’s best played with two to six players, however this game can also be enjoyed alone. Although this is a fairly older release (2013), it is rarely discounted and it’s still considered one of the best economic games around, especially since it’s not as dauntingly complex as some other similar board games.
Scythe Board Game for $46.49
Scythe is a competitive engine-building game that takes place in an alternate history. It’s designed for 1 to 5 players and offers about 2 hours of playtime per session. It’s consistently rated one of the top 20 board games of all time on BoardGameGeek. It’s also one of the more complex games on this list, so board game newbies might want to shy away from this one. For serious board game enthusiasts, though, Scythe is well worth even the retail price.
Blue Board Game for $23.99
Azul is an unusual board game in that it doesn’t involve war or intrigue or anything high-stakes like that. Instead, players in Azul compete to design the most beautiful tiled mosaics they can. You and your opponents claim tiles from a central market and place them on your board. Play wisely, and you’ll hamper your opponent while creating intricate patterns for extra points yourself.
Marvel Dice Throne 4 Hero Box for $37.40
If you’ve played Dice Throne S1 or S2, then you’ll be familiar with the Marvel variant. This is a popular dice game that’s been getting excellent reviews from the board game community. The base set allows up to four players to choose from one of four Marvel superheroes: Miles Morales Spider-Man, Thor, Loki, and Scarlet Witch. Although this a dice game at its core, the majority of the gambley involves playing cards to dish out damage, enhance your abilities, or apply status effects to your opponents. The last hero standing wins.
Dice Throne goes the extra nine yards by creating a unique set of dice and cards for each and every hero. If you want more variety, you can expand your roster to eight total superheroes (the same amount featured in the Kickstarter limited edition) with two 2 Hero Boxes that include Captain Marvel and Black Panther or Dr Strange and Black Widow.
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Jumanji: Deluxe Edition for $27.99
After reading the book or seeing the movies, only a fool would play the Jumanji board game, right? Wrong. only a fool wouldn’t play it, because it sure looks like a lot of fun. This deluxe version of this cooperative board game is a nicely designed box of mystery that has you and your teammates working together to survive a journey through the jungle.