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Whether it's a romantic date night in, a dinner party, or just a nice lazy weekend, a good game night is the ultimate way to pass the time. Who doesn't love a little competition? From card games to board games to puzzles, there's a reason some of our fondest childhood memories all entail some type of game.
While these game night picks aren't necessarily all board games, they are sure to serve up an evening of friendly competition. No matter if you're a duo or a larger group, there's an option for you. With nicer weather, it's also a great time to take those games outdoors to the patio, deck or park.
A ton of the best board games are on sale right now, whether you're a card game assassin, chess master, or puzzle aficionado, we've got a game you'll adore, at a fraction of the original cost.
Here are the best board games on sale right now.
We update these sales weekly, but products go fast! If something is out of stock or no longer discounted, check back next week for a batch of new deals.
Normally $25, Now $13 at Amazon and Walmart
This exciting strategic board game is perfect for the whole family. All you need to do is grab a card and place a marker on the corresponding board piece five times in a row to score a sequence. The lowest price we've seen is $13.
Czech Games Codenames
Normally $20, Now $11 at Amazon and Walmart
Channel your inner Sherlock Holmes with this beloved spy word game. Here's the play by play: two teams go head to head as competing spy agencies. Each team has a spymaster who knows all of the agents by codename, and it's up to your team to match all of the secret agents to their codes board before the other team. Perfect for a group of four or more and for ages 14 and up. It's especially family-friendly. The lowest price we've seen for this game is $11.
Arlmont & Co Willingham Handmade Mah Jongg Game
Normally $68, Now $65
Popular in East Asia for more than a century, Mah Jongg has seen revived interest and younger fans in the U.S. over the past few years. Up to four players take turns drawing and discarding tiles in often fast-paced rounds until you get the hand you want, build your score, and win the game. This beautiful set is handcrafted from raintree wood featuring 144 tiles painted with Chinese symbols. Easy to learn, a lifetime to master.
East Dane Gifts Yahtzee Vintage Bookshelf Edition
Normally $40, Now $16
The cloth-wrapped, hardbound “book” opens up to reveal a reprint of the original Yahtzee game. Vintage-vibe game board, dice keepers, rolling cup and scorebooks all inspired by the original 1956 Milton Bradly edition of the game. Yahtzee!
Alderac Entertainment Group Peter McPherson Tiny Towns
Normally $40, Now $33
What we love about this board game is that you can play it solo, or with a group of six, and any combination in between. The goal is to do as the name implies, build your own tiny town with materials you collect. No two games are alike, so you can bet on never getting bored.
Atelier D. Wooden Dominos
Normally $50, Now $33
Summer and dominos go hand-in-hand and while there’s definitely nothing wrong with classic “bones,” this hardwood set takes the game to new spaces. Concentric hexagons, laser-etched into the wood replace traditional pips, and the set looks as good sitting on a mantlepiece as it does in action by the pool. Includes cotton carrying bag.
Normally $30, Now $12
Combine the classic whisper game Telephone with Pictionary, and you have some idea how this fast-paced game works. Players each pick a different topic card and sketch it on their concealed dry erase pads. Move all the pads to the left, and the next person hazards a guess, writing it down. Pass it again and the next player sketches from that guess and so on. The ones whose final guess and original sketch line up win a point. Works best with more players. An adults-only version is now available. The lowest price we've seen for this game is $12.
What Our Writers Say
“We love Telestrations, and break it out whenever good friends come over. Quick game play and the opportunity for off-the-rail guesses makes the game feel fresh every round. The BEST is if someone in the group just can’t quite sketch what they see in their mind’s eye.” — Robert Haynes-Peterson, MyDomaine Writer
Ravensburger Labyrinth Family Board Game
Normally $32, Now $25
The ultimate treasure hunting game, you'll have to move your piece through a maze to find all the hidden treasures on your cards. It's also easy enough that younger kiddos can join in on the fun. The lowest price we've seen for this game is $22.
Main Street Classics Sinister Table Top Foosball
Normally $40, Now $30
No basement or game room? No problem. Recreate the spinning and flipping (but no flopping) of arcade foosball right on any surface (kitchen table, picnic table, tree trunk) and enjoy fast and furious gameplay. At just over two feet long and weighing only five pounds, it’s easy to take along for parties and play dates. Some assembly required.
ROYCE New York Professional Poker Set and Leather Case
Normally $200, Now $100
Bring the casino to your home with this all-in-one set. Complete with casino-grade essentials like playing cards, dice, poker chips, score pads, and a pencil to keep score, you'll be serving that royal flush in no time.
Gift Boutique The Entertainer Gift Set
Normally $100, Now $30
If you’re hosting summer parties again and could use a little kick start, this fully equipped entertaining set can help out. Ridley’s Game Room Travel Trivia and After Dinner Trivia sets are included, along with four Champagne flutes and a sparkly wine tote by Talking Out of Turn. Also makes a wonderful host/hostess gift.
The lowest price we've seen for this set is $30 (no returns at this price).
Smart Zone Games Hive
Normally $32, Now $28
Bring your strategy sensibilities to play the Hive. It's similar to chess, where you want to envelop your opponent's queen bee tile without letting them surround your queen. Each piece has a set type of moves it can make, but that doesn't stop the game from flying by.
The lowest price we've seen for this item is $28.
Z-Man House of Danger Choose Your Own Adventure
Normally $23, Now $15
Remember Choose Your Own Adventure books? Z-Man has adapted the classic concept to board game format. You can play on your own (ages 10+), but it’s more fun with friends. Each choice involves risk and challenges, and every game ends differently, just like the books.
Yes Studio Pizza Poker Set
Normally $20, Now $12
If regular old Texas Hold ‘Em isn’t doing it for you anymore, check out this Pizza-themed poker party in a box. Includes 200 pizza topping chips, 2 packs of cards and full instructions, all packed into a takeout style box.
Winning Moves Games No Stress Chess
Normally $18, Now $10
Whether you're craving a second season of "The Queen's Gambit," or are simply ready to learn the game, this chess set is the perfect easy introduction. The included playing cards also help you navigate the board with confidence. The lowest price we've seen for this game is $10.
Catan Studio Catan The Board Game
Normally $55, Now $42 at Amazon
Trade, settle, and build your civilization from the ground up with this exciting game. Perfect for three to four players, this game is sure to keep the fun going. The lowest price we've seen for this game is $33.
Areaware Little Puzzle Thing - Eggplant
Normally $15, Now $3
Sometimes you just want to be able to complete a puzzle without spending years of your life on it. That's where the Little Puzzle Thing from Areaware steps in, this little puzzle is only 70 pieces, and can be completed in 20 minutes. We love the adorable eggplant design and the feeling of accomplishment that comes along with this.
The lowest price we've seen for this is $3 (no returns at this price).
Printworks Puzzle - Rocks
Normally $30, Now $15 at Bloomingdale's
This 500-piece rock-themed puzzle—inspired by Arizona's Antelope Canyon—is sure to inspire your next hike. Just grab your pals and a bottle of wine for a night of puzzle-solving fun.
Winning Solutions Monopoly Vintage Bookshelf Edition
Normally $40, Now $31 at Amazon
This classic board game gets a luxe upgrade with this Vintage Bookshelf Edition. It's designed to fit perfectly in your bookshelf and comes complete with a vintage board from 1935. Plus, all of the Monopoly essentials like a banker's tray, die-cast movers, and wooden houses have an extra vintage feel. Thanks to Bloomingdale's Friends and Family sale, you'll save an additional 25 percent off once you add this to your cart.
The lowest price we've seen for this game is $27.
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