Board games for adults are fun, but they’re also prohibitively expensive. If you’ve been thinking about picking up some new titles for your collection, today’s a damn fine day to do it. Here are the best Black Friday deals.
The list below is curated from Amazon. I’ve gone through and made sure all of the items will ship to Australia, and I’ve used the Board Game Search aggregator to compare prices against local stores (which includes Advent Games, Good Games, UK retailer OzGameShop, Gameology and more).
The best way is to have a whole bunch delivered at once. That makes shipping a little bit easier, especially if you’re going to buy a bunch of smaller games or card games like Sushi Go and Lost Cities.
You can keep searching and find a lot more, but here’s a solid list to get you started:
Forbidden Island: $16.14 (usually $25-30)
Imhotep: $36.32 (usually $60-70)
Codenames: $15.06 (usually $28-35)
Seven Wonders: $37.67 (usually $65-70)
One Night Ultimate Werewolf: $19.10 (usually $30-45)
Pandemic: $26.90 (usually $50-65)
Star Wars Rebellion: $95.16 (usually $135-175)
Blood Rage: $71.01 (usually $100-125)
Dixit: $34.97 (usually $45-50)
Mage Knight: $80.74 (usually $110-160)
King of Tokyo 2016 Edition: $37.31 (usually $47-60)
Mysterium: $58.50 (usually $60-75)
Dead of Winter Crossroads: $58.79 (usually $75-98)
Warhammer Quest The Adventure Card Game: $40.66 (usually $53-70)
A Game of Thrones The Board Game Second Edition: $59.59 (usually $80)
While the specials for a couple of games don’t look that much better than what you can get locally, keep in mind that’s wholly dependent on the stock that’s available at your local store. I’d recommend supporting them if you don’t mind paying extra, but if you’re going to save $20 or more, it’s best to do a bulk order online.
As for everything else, the deals are pretty damn good – especially those who remember some of the markups at events recently.