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Dungeons and Dragons Black Friday deals 2021 - what to expect

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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.

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Dungeons and Dragons Black Friday - FAQs

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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.

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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

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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.

Fizban's Treasury of Dragons

Fizban's Treasury of Dragons | Check price at Amazon US
This book isn't even out yet and it's already enjoyed massive 40% discounts in the USA. That makes us think Fizban's Treasury is a strong contender for Black Friday deals this November, so keep an eye on it as we approach the sales season. As a tome of all things draconic, it's the perfect addition to any DM's collection.

Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos

Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos | Check price at Amazon
It'll only just have come out in time for the Dungeons and Dragons Black Friday deals, but that isn't to say it won't get a discount for the sales event. It's already seeing drops of up to 30%, so there's a good chance it'll get another cheeky reduction by the time we reach November. Because it launches with new subclasses, monsters, and a location that's basically Hogwarts, a discount would be very good news indeed.

Tasha's Cauldron of Everything

Tasha's Cauldron of Everything | Check price at Amazon
If you want something specific to aim for, set your sights on Tasha's Cauldron. It's one of the most significant additions to the franchise in years and will blow the doors off character creation thanks to a wealth of subclasses.

Candlekeep Mysteries

Candlekeep Mysteries | Check price at Amazon
Are you a Dungeon Master that's low on time? Candlekeep Mysteries is more than worthy of your hard-earned cash. This adventure book is crammed with excellent one-shot adventures that don't require much in way of prep, and they can be completed in a single session.

Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft

Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft | Check price at Amazon
For fans of horror, Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft is an essential purchase. Allowing you to create games set within a near-limitless sandbox, it's a great primer on spooky settings, what makes those adventures tick, and how to give them some extra spice.

The Wild Beyond the Witchlight

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As one of the newest D&D launches, The Wild Beyond the Witchlight is probably going to get a discount during the Black Friday sale. We've already seen reductions of 40%, so hopefully the new book (which is well worth investing in thanks to its whimsical, otherwordly adventure) will drop in price even further when we reach the end of November.

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Want to be prepared for sales season? You'll find some recommendations below. They're the books we'd recommend prioritising when Black Friday Dungeons and Dragons deals turn up. Plus, they're often on sale anyway; these D&D products have been known to enjoy big discounts long before November. 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.

And if you're in the market for something in the gaming display markets then check out the latest on the upcoming Black Friday Samsung TV deals, Black Friday curved monitor deals, Black Friday projector deals, and Black Friday PS5 and Xbox Series X monitor deals. But if gaming peripherals are your bag then prepare for the Black Friday gaming headset deals, Black Friday PS5 SSD deals, and Black Friday Xbox controller deals.

Benjamin Abbott

As one of the site's Hardware Editors, you'll find my grubby paws on everything from board game reviews to Lego buying guides. I've been writing about games in one form or another for almost a decade (with bylines ranging from Metro.co.uk and PC Gamer to TechRadar), and have worked at GamesRadar+ since 2018. I can normally be found cackling over some evil plan I've cooked up for my group's next Dungeons & Dragons campaign.