April is here! Numerous deals are now popping up across online retailers to help celebrate the start of the year and help save you some hard-earned cash in the form of the best cheap board game deals around. It's a great opportunity to pick up something you've had your eye on for a while or potentially missed out on during the holiday period.
That's where we come in. Our bargain-hunting team is on-hand to help you get a discount on many of the best board games, and you'll find today's top offers below. If there's a reduction to be had, it'll be here.
We've searched high and low so you don't have to but it's worth remembering that cheap board game deals come and go at an alarming frequency. The good news is that these deals happen reasonably frequently so even if the exact board game you're after isn't on sale now, we're quite confident there will be a great alternative to keep you busy until then.
Best cheap board game deals - US
- Amazon: Save big on the most popular board games (opens in new tab)
- Walmart: Get half-price on many classic games (opens in new tab)
- Best Buy: $12 off select Pokemon card sets (opens in new tab)
$16.99 $10.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $6 - Everyone likes the classic board game Clue and at this price, you can't go wrong. While not the lowest it's ever been (that would be $7), it's not a million miles away so worth thinking about.
Monopoly (The Super Mario Bros. Movie Edition) | $21.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
While not strictly a deal (it just launched), the Super Mario Bros. Movie Edition of Monopoly is now available at Amazon. Considering the success of the film itself, we can envision sets like this going up in price.
Alien: Fate of The Nostromo Board Game |
$29.99 $25.60 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $6 - The co-op strategy Alien board game is down by more than 20% currently and less than $10 away from its cheapest-ever price.
Betrayal at House on the Hill (3rd edition) |
$55.99 $27.49 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $28 - The latest version of this horror franchise for the least it's ever been. Considering how excellent it is (regardless of whether you're a newcomer or veteran), that's not an opportunity to miss.
Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion |
$49.99 $25.80 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $24 - The smaller, leaner version of Gloomhaven has returned to a more affordable price in this week's board game deals. We'd recommend jumping on that bandwagon while the going is good, especially if you're put off by the price of the monstrously-sized original game; Jaws of the Lion is a great introduction to the fantasy world of story-driven dungeon-crawling.
Disney Villainous |
$39.99 $34.99 at Amazon (with coupon) (opens in new tab)
Save $5 - We have a real soft spot for the Villainous series, so seeing the strategy game come down in price by any amount, be that large or small, isn't an opportunity to miss if you ask us. It's been much cheaper in the past ($16.99) but that doesn't happen often, so this is still worth considering.
$39.99 $35.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $4 - It feels like Pandemic is eternally on offer, so the trick is holding on until it dips below a certain threshold. This isn't the time to bite unless you're really keen for it. There's a saving but we've seen it cheaper.
The Quacks of Quedlinburg |
$49.99 $39.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $10 - It's not the biggest saving of today's board game deals, but it is one of the more appealing due to this being such a talked-about hit. Don't miss an opportunity to try it for less.
$79.95 $56.79 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $23 - This is the lowest-ever price for the recently released Unfathomable, a new addition to the Arkham Horror franchise. Sure, that $23 reduction might seem modest, but for such a new - and genuinely excellent - game, you could do much worse. This a great way to kick off this week's board game deals.
Best cheap board game deals - UK
- Amazon: Get the Pandemic game for 50% less (opens in new tab)
- Magic Madhouse: Save £26 on Cash N Guns (opens in new tab)
- Wayland Games: Up to 80% off games in the early sale (opens in new tab)
£17.99 £11.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £6 - A decent discount on one of the most popular board games ever, Cluedo is fun for all the family. This is the lowest price we've seen in the UK and is well worth the money.
£32.99 £18.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £14 - One of the best-selling board games on Amazon right now is the fast-talking descriptive game, Articulate. A decent saving can be made, though it has been found to be cheaper.
The LOGO Board Game |
£32.99 £17.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £15 - At almost half-price off, this LOGO Board game is only a couple of pounds away from its lowest-ever price. The trivia game is great for families and friends and now only less than £5 away from its lowest ever price.
£44.99 £25.98 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £20 - It feels like Pandemic is eternally on offer, so the trick is holding on until it dips below a certain threshold. This is not quite its cheapest but still worth considering if you've never played.
Taskmaster | $29.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Channel 4's hit show gets its very own board game with a small discount applied. Take part in ludicrous tasks with friends and/or family to come out on top.
£49.00 £30.00 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £19 - Catan has proven itself to be immensely popular time and time again and this 38% discount is the perfect time to jump in. With an average 60-minute playtime, the strategy game will keep you thinking to the end.
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Where will I find good board game deals?
If you're on the prowl for board game deals, we'd always recommend starting with Amazon. While this may seem like a copout, the retail giant is consistently excellent where discounts (and variety) are concerned.
That doesn't mean you should ignore everything else, though. Walmart occasionally impresses with its reductions, and small, independent stores like Wayland Games in the UK have a habit of sneaking solid prices through the door.
Here are our top picks for your region.
- Amazon: Usually best for board game discounts and variety overall (opens in new tab)
- Best Buy: Offers surprisingly eclectic deals, including niche hobby games (opens in new tab)
- Walmart: Excellent for board games aimed at kids or families (opens in new tab)
- Target: Offers variety and occasional price cuts for hobby games (opens in new tab)
- Amazon: Traditionally the most reliable for variety and price-cuts (opens in new tab)
- Very: Solid (if modest) discounts on a wide range of games (opens in new tab)
- Wayland Games: Great for niche titles and wargames (opens in new tab)
- John Lewis: Good for classic family board games (opens in new tab)
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.
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.