Amazon’s Gold Box deal of the day today is all about tabletop gaming, discounting a huge selection of board games by up to 30 percent.
Rather than confining the deal to a single publisher, like Amazon often does in these Gold Box deals, the selection is seemingly random. Several Game of Thrones tie-ins are included in the sale, as well as kid-friendly games like Ticket to Ride: First Journey, strategy-heavy staples like Pandemic, and irreverent party games like Unstable Unicorns.
If you’re a fan of Pandemic, I highly recommend checking out another Matt Leacock game, Forbidden Island. It’s got a similar cooperative mechanic, but is a little more streamlined. For a beautiful and deceptively complex strategy game, try Photosynthesis. I also want to shout out my absolute favorite game as a kid, The A-maze-ing Labyrinth (now shortened to just Labyrinth).
Those looking for quick, silly party games have plenty to choose from, including Exploding Kittens, Bears vs. Babies and You’ve Got Crabs from The Oatmeal’s Matthew Inman. A bunch of expansions from those games are also on sale.
Finally, the new Stranger Things-branded Dungeons and Dragons Starter Set is one of the only tabletop role-playing games in the bunch. According to Polygon’s Charlie Hall, it’s a very good (if very brief) introduction to the hobby. The other TTRPG on sale is a 30th anniversary edition of Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game.
Some more highlights from Amazon’s board game deal of the day are listed below. The sale ends at 3 a.m. ET on Thursday, April 25.
- A Game of Thrones: The Board Game — $40.21 ($13.74 off)
- A Game of Thrones: The Trivia Game — $20.99 ($18.96 off)
- A Game of Thrones Catan – $45.99 ($33.96 off)
- Photosynthesis — $23.99 ($21 off)
- Dice Forge — $25.99 ($14 off)
- Carcassonne — $21.99 ($13 off)
- Star Trek: Five Year Mission — $21.60 ($13.39 off)
- Takenoko — $33.11 ($16.88 off)
- Mysterium — $31.99 ($18 off)
- Forbidden Island — $11.99 ($6 off)
- Pandemic — $23.99 ($16 off)
- The Resistance — $10.98 ($5.01 off)
- Coup — $9.11 ($5.88 off)
- Arkham Horror — $42.99 ($21.96 off)
- Exploding Kittens — $13.99 ($6.01 off)
- Bears vs. Babies — $21 ($9 off)
- Unstable Unicorns — $13.99 ($6.01 off)
- You’ve Got Crabs — $18.74 ($6.25 off)
- Labyrinth — $17.99 ($14 off)
- Catan Junior — $19.48 ($10.52 off)
- Ticket to Ride: First Journey — $23.50 ($11.49 off)
- Stranger Things Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set — $17.49 ($7.50 off)
- Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game — $34.99 ($24.96 off)