This year's Dungeons and Dragons Black Friday deals are fast approaching, and - if we're lucky - it could be an opportunity to save on brand-new books that have only just come out. That's certainly happened in the past, so we'd bank on a repeat in 2021 for the game's upcoming releases.
To be precise, we're hoping The Wild Beyond the Witchlight and Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos will get their prices slashed when the Dungeons and Dragons Black Friday deals arrive. Because the former will only be a couple of months old and the latter is due to launch a week or so before Black Friday itself, being able to pick them up at a reduced rate so soon after release would be awesome. Rulebooks like these usually weigh in at $50 / £50 apiece, so any opportunity to get them for less is worth your while.
Black Friday D&D retailers to watch this year
Dungeons and Dragons Black Friday - FAQs
When will the Dungeons and Dragons Black Friday deals start?
The Dungeons and Dragons Black Friday sale normally lands at the end of November, and this year is the same; you can expect the deals to appear on November 26. These will be followed by Cyber Monday on November 29.
However, don't be fooled into thinking that the discounts will be limited to those two days. The event normally begins a week before the official date, and even though the best offers are held back for Black Friday itself, you can be guaranteed some early reductions on the best Dungeons and Dragons books if you know where to look.
What will the best Dungeons and Dragons Black Friday deals be?
While accessories get a good shake during the Black Friday D&D sale, rulebooks are where the real action is; we've seen three-for-the-price-of-two offers in the past, not to mention discounts of 50% or more. This allows you to bulk up your library with new character builds, class options, and gameplay mechanics for a fraction of the price.
The 'best' offers will depend on your level of experience, though. For beginners, any price cut on the Player's Handbook, Dungeon Master's Guide, or Monster Manual should be at the top of your agenda. Meanwhile, veterans should check out rules expansions like Tasha's Cauldron of Everything or Xanathar's Guide to Everything - they expand on the standard rules once you've gotten the hang of them.
Be sure to look out for the latest books too. As we mentioned before, brand-new launches like Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos and Fizban's Treasury of Dragons could see a price cut of some kind during the Black Friday Dungeons and Dragons sale even though they'll have only been out a month or so. In fact, the odds of a discount of some description are pretty good; although it wasn't during Black Friday, we've seen Amazon reductions on new books almost immediately after launch in the past. That makes us fairly confident of savings this November during the year's biggest sale.
Where will I find the best Dungeons and Dragons Black Friday deals?
It may sound like a cop-out, but Amazon is your best bet during the Dungeons and Dragons Black Friday deals. It seems to get the most consistent discounts during the sales period (and beyond, to be honest) so it should be your first port of call if you're hunting down offers on what is easily one of the best tabletop RPGs out there.
That said, it's worth keeping an eye on Walmart as well. It offers good deals that often go under the radar, so it's a prime candidate for savings during the Black Friday Dungeons and Dragons sale.
D&D deals to look out for this Black Friday
There are well over a dozen D&D books for the game's latest edition, so which ones should you prioritize? That list will of course vary from person to person, but generally speaking, we'd recommend taking a look at the ones we've listed below - they either expand on the game's rules in clever ways or fill an essential niche that's more than a little handy.
Today's best D&D deals
Looking for an idea of what's out there when it comes to D&D? We've rounded up
our favorite books here, and they're the ones we'd recommend prioritising when Black Friday Dungeons and Dragons deals turn up.
Because many of these books get price cuts on the regular, you might find that they're already discounted. If you see a reduction of 50% or more, don't hesitate to grab the item in question - you're unlikely to find a better offer.
The Dungeons and Dragons Black Friday sale isn't the only one worthy of your attention this November - the Black Friday board game deals also provide hot discounts of their own, as do the Black Friday Lego deals.