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The D&D Essentials Kit is half off at Amazon, plus more of the week’s best deals

Our exclusive deal on Civilization 6 is still available

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When the Dungeons & Dragons Essentials Kit launched in July, we were impressed by the new introductory adventure, as well as the updated rules for two-player games. It started as a Target exclusive, and quickly sold out there, but it finally came to Amazon and Barnes & Noble, as well as local bookstores, at the beginning of September. And now it’s dropped down to half off at Amazon, meaning you can start playing D&D for just $12.55.

Also at Amazon, the Xbox One wireless controller is back down to $39.99. While not the lowest price we’ve ever seen on the gamepad, it’s still one of the cheapest first-party console controllers on the market. Amazon Prime members can also take advantage of $15 off Amazon’s streaming device, the Fire TV Stick ($10 more will get you a 4K version.)

Finally, Polygon’s exclusive deal on Civilization 6: Gold Edition is still available at StackSocial. Coupon code POLYGON10 takes an extra 10 percent off the already-discounted game, as well as the Gathering Storm DLC and Civilization 5 Complete.

Best accessory deal: Xbox Wireless Controller

Best video game deal: Civilization 6 Gold Edition

Civilization 6 Gold Edition

  • $22

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Sid Meier’s Civilization 6: Gold Edition includes the base game, as well as six new civilization and scenario DLC packs to add to the base game: “Vikings,” “Poland,” “Australia,” “Persia and Macedon,” “Nubia,” and “Khmer and Indonesia” and the excellent Rise and Fall expansion.

Best streaming deal: Fire TV Stick 4K

Fire TV Stick 4K

  • $35

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Amazon’s Fire TV Stick 4K is an all-in-one streaming device with apps for most major streaming services, 4K streaming and a voice remote powered by Amazon’s Alexa. It’s listed at $50, but often drops down to $35 during Amazon device sales.

Best tabletop deal: D&D Essentials Kit

Cover art for the Dungeons & Dragons Essentials Kit shows a player-character and their sidekick going up against a dragon on a snowy hilltop.

D&D Essentials Kit

  • $16

Prices taken at time of publishing.

The Dungeons & Dragons Essentials Kit is “the single best introduction” to the fantasy role-playing game we’ve ever seen. The box includes everything you need to start playing D&D, including an introductory rulebook, a DM screen, a set of 11 dice, a handy set of cards for things players need to keep track of (initiative, magic items, etc.), and a brand-new adventure, Dragon of Icespire Peak.