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Half off board games at Amazon, go jump start a collection

Charlie Hall is Polygon’s tabletop editor. In 10-plus years as a journalist & photographer, he has covered simulation, strategy, and spacefaring games, as well as public policy.

Today only Amazon is marking some great tabletop games down by half. It's rare to see board games on sale, mainly due to the relatively limited quantities they're made in. If you're interested in filling a few gaps in your collection, or sharing the hobby with friends or family today is a good day to go shopping.

Up at the top of the list is 7 Wonders, a card-based game that scales well past 4 players. Also in the mix is Dixit, a story-telling game that uses exotic paintings to inspire players. Cash N Guns Second Edition, now with slightly toned down ethnic stereotypes, is an amazing ice breaker and pairs well with party games like Cards Against Humanity.

There are also dense strategy games, including three variants of the classic Axis and Allies as well as Acquire. If you have a gear head in the family or just know someone who really likes numbers, may I recommend the race car themed Formula D. Also on sale are Shinobi Clans, Adventure Time Card Wars, Camelot... there's a lot there.

The sale runs all day today, Dec. 16, or until supplies last.

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