I know that I’m supposed to say my hobby is playing board games, but that isn’t true. My real hobby is buying board games that look awesome and trying to play them with my family. That’s what makes Black Friday so enticing: There are so many discounts you can swell your game library for far less than normal.
There are a lot of great card games, strategy games and everything in between, but it all boils down to the fact that there’s a lot of fun to be had.
My family and I love board games, so I’m always on the lookout for the best board game deals. I’ll never be a rich man: Every board game deal I see, I end up buying for my gaming table. Now you too can enjoy the feeling of having more board games than you’ll ever need. You’re welcome. Keep scrolling to check out our roundup of the best board game bargains available, and we’ll keep updating the list as we find newer and better deals.
Board game deals
Should you buy board games on Black Friday?
Absolutely. Board games will see a lot of savings over the next few weeks, and while some savings might only be $5 or $10, the savings add up when you buy several games at once. A lot of the larger games, like Mansions of Madness, also receive larger discounts because of how expensive they are to begin with.
Where’s the best place for Black Friday board game deals?
While Amazon might be the obvious choice for board games, there are still plenty of other places you can find great Black Friday deals. Target tends to have a good selection of board game deals, often giving discounts such as “buy one, get one 50% off,” though we haven’t seen any news of that just yet.
It’s also well worth looking out on manufacturer and publisher websites. Asmodee, one of the largest publishers in North America, is very likely to have a Black Friday sale, which I’ll link to here when we have confirmation, as well as the other manufacturers as they come up.
What makes a good Black Friday board game deal?
Remember, a product’s list price doesn’t always tell you the real value, especially as retailers have started offering Day 1 deals on products. Often the list price is artificially inflated to make the deal look more attractive, so you’ll want to check around and see what the true value of a product is. You might also want to install CNET’s Shopping plugin to give you a bit of help with all of that.