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Board games have changed a lot over the years, and now there’s more to them than Monopoly and Clue. There are tons of creative, complicated, and chaotic options to choose from, and the best board games will kick off a great night of strategy and competition that will be fun for everyone. And thanks to this resurgence in popularity, you can also find many great games at a bargain price.

If you’re hoping to get into board games or just trying to expand your collection, these deals will help you do it for a little less. I’ll be keeping a close eye on these deals to make sure we’re always bringing you the best games at the best prices, so check back often.

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These are the games that I have personally played and love. There are plenty of options here, from silly party games to serious two-hour-long strategy games, so you have to be good at whatever your group wants to do.


If you have a young family, King of Tokyo is an excellent infection vector. You can play as a giant Kaiju to destroy Tokyo and you must fight each other for supremacy.

It’s a simple dice rolling game where you “spend dice” to buy cards and use those cards to power up your Kaiju. It’s fast, and more importantly, it’s engaging enough for little kids.


Splendor is what I like to call an “entertainment.” It’s one of the games I start a game night with. It is easy to understand and makes your thoughts clear to catch up with your friends before getting into the complex strategy games.

That’s not to say Splendor doesn’t have its own tactics, it does. The game is just light and fun.

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Now I know this isn’t the world’s biggest saver, but Fluxx is so good that any discount is reason to pick it up. The game is a simple card game with just a few rules: draw a card, play a card. Complexity occurs when you play rules that counteract those first rules, or change the goal of the game, or switch seats with the person to your left. It all gets very confusing, which is what makes it so great.


Mysterium is a board game based on imagination and storytelling. One of you is a ghost trying to explain who killed you by using picture cards. The rest of the players are paranormal investigators trying to put the pieces together before you go to the “other side.”

It’s a lot of fun, but it’s best played with a group of friends who know each other well enough to understand somewhat esoteric meanings behind random images.


Ravensburger can be hit or miss when it comes to board games, though Villainous is one of its best efforts. You play as one of the notorious villains from the Disney animated movies and you have to complete your story before those pesky heroes ruin everything.

It’s great fun for anyone who loves Disney, like we do at home, and there are a lot of expansions too, including Marvel villains.

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Now this may be a bit of a stretch, but as a Pandemic game it’s an excellent co-op affair for the whole family. The reality is pretty terrible, but the game is a lot of fun. No need to buy a mask.

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Thanks to its simple combat mechanics and variety of different missions and campaigns, we called Star Wars: Imperial Assault our favorite dungeon crawler board game for 2022. Designed for one to five people, you can play as the fearsome Empire or the heroic Rebels as they battle it out on a modular map with over 50 tiles for a new experience every time. It’s sure to be a hit with any Star Wars fan or strategy game lover.

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