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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. With cold weather upon us, it's a great time to get together with family and friends for indoor fun.
These game night picks aren't necessarily all board games, but they are sure to serve up an evening of friendly competition, whether you're a duo or a larger group. 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 $9 at Amazon
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 $9.
Exploding Kittens LLC Exploding Kittens Card Game
Normally $30, Now $10 at Kohl's
A fast-paced, silly card game where the object is, naturally, to avoid an exploding kitten. Take turns drawing cards and following the humorous and off-kilter tasks. Super-fast to learn, with broad comedy and gross-out jokes that kids love, this game is meant for players age 7 and up. $9 is the lowest price we've seen for this game.
The folks at Exploding Kittens recently released Exploding Minions featuring Kevin, Bob, and the rest of the adorable yellow characters from the Illumination Entertainment films. It's not currently discounted.
TeeTurtle Unstable Unicorns Card Game
Normally $20, Now $15
From the same folks that created Exploding Kittens, Unstable Unicorns is the one that started it all. The objective is simple: be the first to collect seven unicorns in your Stable to build a unicorn army. Use magic to to upgrade and downgrade cards and “betray your friends.” Great for two to eight players, it’s easy to learn and quick to play. Ages eight-plus, but particularly great for teens and adults. Kickstarter rated it one of their top 100 overall backed projects.
The lowest price we've seen for this game is $10
Ravensburger Labyrinth Family Board Game
Normally $32, Now $25 at Amazon
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.
Hey! Play! Solitaire Board Game
Normally $50, Now $17 at Wayfair
Not to be confused with the card game, this classic peg game appeared in France by 1687. Gameplay is simple: hop over and remove pegs or marbles until you’re left with a single piece in the center of the board. Crafted from stained plywood, this version features 33 wooden marbles and makes for a fun and attractive desktop pastime when your eyes are tired of the screen.
$16 is the lowest price we've seen for this game.
Catan Studio Catan
Normally $55, Now $44
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 $22.
Alderac Entertainment Group Peter McPherson Tiny Towns
Normally $40, Now $32
What we love about this board game is that you can play it solo or with a group of six—or 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.
The lowest price we've seen for this game is $31.
Czech Games Codenames
Normally $20, Now $18 at Amazon
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 $9.
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.
$29 is the lowest price we've seen for this game.
Winning Moves Games No Stress Chess
Normally $20, Now $13 at Amazon
Whether you're craving a second season of The Queen's Gambit or 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.
Winning Solutions Clue Linen Book Vintage Edition
Normally $43, Now $34 at Amazon
This edition of Clue is part of a beautiful collection of classic games reimagined as vintage cloth-covered hardbound books. Open the “book” and you’ll find a 1949 version of the game board, wood movers, and vintage-looking character cards.
Mike & Melissa Seashore Tic Tac Toe Board
Normally $34, Now $29 at Wayfair
Whether you own a beach house or simply appreciate the motif, this stylish wood version of the classic game adds rustic charm to any room. Shells are molded in a sturdy polyresin for many years of family gameplay. The lowest price we've seen for this game is $23.
Space Cowboys Splendor Marvel Board Game
Normally $50, Now $40 at Amazon
If Marvel movies are your thing, this is the board game you’re looking for. A fully stand-alone strategy game, and a new twist on classic Splendor, players collect infinity stones with the endgame of claiming the gauntlet that lets you use them. As with the original game, it’s easy to learn, but a new card structure and tactics mean you can’t simply rely on your gem collection to win.
$40 is the lowest price we've seen for this game.
Atelier D. Wooden Dominos
Normally $50, Now $25 at Huckberry
Clear skies 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 that are 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. The set includes cotton carrying bag.
The lowest price we've seen for this game is $25.
Smart Zone Games Hive
Normally $40, Now $36 at Amazon
Bring your strategy sensibilities to play Hive. It's similar to chess in that you want to envelop your opponent's queen bee tile without letting them surround your queen. Each piece has a set type of move it can make, but that doesn't stop the game from flying by. You'll also find travel editions and expansion packs for this compelling game.
The lowest price we've seen for this item is $26.
Arlmont & Co. Willingham Handmade Mah Jongg Game
Normally $68, Now $56 at Wayfair
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. This game may be easy to learn, but it takes a lifetime to master.
The lowest price we've seen for this game is $49.
Z-Man House of Danger Choose Your Own Adventure
Normally $25, Now $19 at Walmart
Remember Choose Your Own Adventure books? Z-Man has adapted the classic concept to board game format for players age 10 and up. You can play on your own, but it’s more fun with friends. Each choice involves risk and challenges, and every game ends differently, just like the books.
$11 is the lowest price we've seen for this game.
West Elm Marbled Stone Stacking Game
Normally $145, Now $116
A game that's aesthetically on-point and fun? Count us in, This stunning pick from West Elm is a luxurious take on a fan-favorite stacking game, but with a gorgeous and stylish finish. Keep it as a decorative piece on your coffee table or home office setup when not in use.
The lowest price we've seen for this game is $73.
Spin Master Toys & Games MASH Fortune Telling Adult Party Game
Normally $20, Now $8 at Macy's
Hey 80s kids! Remember MASH (Mansion, Apartment, Shack, House)? So many hours spent drawing grids, lists and spirals in school notebooks, trying to predict where you’ll live, how many kids you’ll have, and what car you’ll drive. Spin Master has reimagined the game for adults, with dry erase boards and a colorful deck of cards. As the name implies, this game is intended for players age 17 and up.
Millwood Pines Crawfordsville Don’t Break It Wine Bottle Puzzle Game
Normally $35, Now $26 at Wayfair
Taking drinking games—and wine accessories—to a whole new level, this handmade wood puzzle by Thai artisan Waraporn Khamsuk will have guests working together in a test of skill and precision. Four pieces of interlocking (sustainable and recycled) raintree wood and a small rope must be successfully navigated before the next bottle of wine can be poured! The best part is, you can stick it onto the next bottle and play again.
$26 is the lowest price we've seen.
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