If you’re looking to add to your board game collection, Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day features the biggest sale on board games we’ve ever seen. Dozens of tabletop games, including old-school classics, critically acclaimed board games and indie RPGs, are available for up to 40 percent off, today only.
Board games have been experiencing something of a renaissance over the past few decades, beginning with Settlers of Catan making its way over from Germany in the late ’90s. Similar European-style strategy games like Caverna ($24.44, usually $28) and Carcassonne ($20.99, usually $34.99) are included in this sale. Caverna was included in our roundup of the best titles from Mayfair Games (RIP), and several others from that list are discounted today as well. Plus, my favorite board game of all time, 7 Wonders, is on sale for $28 (usually $49.99).
In addition to traditional board games, the sale includes rulebooks for some tabletop RPGs, namely Fate Core and Monster of the Week. You may recognize Monster of the Week as the RPG currently being run by Polygon’s Griffin McElroy on The Adventure Zone. Fate Core is on sale for $14.73 (usually $24.99), and Monster of the Week is down to $18.99 (usually $25).
A totally subjective list of my favorite picks from the sale is below. You can check out the full collection at Amazon’s Gold Box page. This sale ends at midnight PT tonight, April 23.
- Dead of Winter — $38.50 (usually $59.99)
- Forbidden Desert — $14.99 (usually $24.99)
- King of Tokyo — $26.99 (usually $39.99)
- Carcassonne — $20.99 (usually $34.99)
- Caverna — $24.44 (usually $28)
- 7 Wonders — $28 (usually $49.99)
- Labyrinth — $15.99 (usually $31.99)
- One Night Ultimate Werewolf — $11.25 (usually $24.99)
- Fate Core — $14.72 (usually $24.99)
- Monster of the Week — $18.99 (usually $25)
Update: We’ve changed the lead image and removed Pandemic from the list, as it is no longer on sale.