Board game deals April 2024: Discounts on must-haves

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Tabletop gaming isn't necessarily the cheapest hobby out there, so board game deals are worth their weight in gold. That's why we've enlisted the help of our bargain-hunting team to find the most tempting offers around, ranging from strategy epics to classic party games.

While the Amazon Spring Sale has been and gone, there are still some good deals floating around that make it more affordable to add one of best board games to your collection. For example, Frosthaven is still seeing a gargantuan $60 discount on Amazon. Meanwhile, UK readers can enjoy the adorably brutal Root: A Game of Woodland Might & Right for less too, as it’s currently 30% off

Anyway. We've also included some hints and tips further down the page. What makes a good board game deal, and what should you look out for? Is it better to wait until the end-of-year sales? Our team's been doing this for more than five years, so we've got you covered with all the intel you need. 

Best cheap board game deals: US

Disney Villainous: Introduction to Evil 100 Edition | $29.99 $20.99 at TargetSave $9 - 

Disney Villainous: Introduction to Evil 100 Edition | <a href="https://goto.target.com/c/221109/81938/2092?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.target.com%2Fp%2Fravensburger-disney-villainous-introduction-to-evil-board-game-disney-100-edition%2F-%2FA-87884715%23lnk%3Dsametab" data-link-merchant="target.com"" target="_blank">$29.99  $20.99 at Target
Save $9 - While this would be a good deal for any Disney Villainous game, the fact that it’s a collector’s edition celebrating Disney’s 100th anniversary is a nice perk too.

Buy it if:
✅ You're a Disney fan who likes to collect
✅ You want a slightly more accessible version of Villainous

Don't buy it if:
❌ You don't enjoy asymmetrical games

Price check:
💲 <a href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=92X1161492&xcust=hawk-custom-tracking&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ravensburger.us%2Fproducts%2Fgames%2Ffamily-games%2Fstar-wars-villainous-power-of-the-dark-side-60001946%2Findex.html&sref" data-link-merchant="SkimLinks - ravensburger.us"" data-link-merchant="target.com"">Miniature Market| $34.99
💲 <a href="https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/156140602962?gad_source=1&mkevt=1&mkcid=1&mkrid=710-53481-19255-0&campid=5337827784&toolid=20006&customid=hawk-custom-tracking" data-link-merchant="ebay.co.uk"" data-link-merchant="SkimLinks - ravensburger.us"" data-link-merchant="target.com"" target="_blank">Ebay | $29.99

Betrayal at House on the Hill | $55.99$36.14 at Amazon
Save $20 - Buy it if:
✅ Don't buy it if:
❌ Price check:
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Betrayal at House on the Hill | <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8426&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FHasbro-Gaming-Betrayal-Cooperative-Scenarios%2Fdp%2FB09H23M384%2F%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank">$55.99 $36.14 at Amazon
Save $20 - While this isn’t quite as much of a saving as last week, it’s still an impressive discount on this super popular horror board game.

Buy it if:
You like spooky themes
✅ You want deeper gameplay

Don't buy it if:
You want something quick

Price check:
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<a href="https://goto.walmart.com/c/1943169/565706/9383?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2FAvalon-Hill-Betrayal-at-House-on-the-Hill-3rd-Edition-Cooperative-Board-Game-for-Ages-12-and-Up-for-3-6-Players%2F462876315%3Fathbdg%3DL1200%26from%3D%2Fsearch" data-link-merchant="walmart.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank">Walmart | $36.14
💲 <a href="https://goto.target.com/c/221109/81938/2092?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.target.com%2Fp%2Favalon-hill-betrayal-at-house-on-the-hill-3rd-edition-game%2F-%2FA-85008832%23lnk%3Dsametab" data-link-merchant="target.com"" data-link-merchant="walmart.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank">Target | $55.99

Frosthaven | $250$189.97 at Amazon
Save $60 - Buy it if:
✅ You want something epic
✅ You love dungeon-crawlers

Don't buy it if:
❌ Price check:
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Frosthaven | <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8426&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FCephalofair-Games-Frosthaven-Board-Game%2Fdp%2FB08FK7B2SC%2F%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank">$250 $189.97 at Amazon
Save $60 - While that isn't the lowest ever price for this enormous RPG epic (it has been available for less elsewhere), that's the cheapest it's been at Amazon and doesn't seem available for less anywhere else. A bargain by any other name, and well worth a look in this week's board game deals.

Buy it if:
✅ You want something epic
✅ You love dungeon-crawlers

Don't buy it if:
You don't have much time to play

Price check:
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<a href="https://goto.walmart.com/c/1943169/565706/9383?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2FCephalofair-Games-Frosthaven-Board-Game%2F977931302%3Fwmlspartner%3Dwlpa%26selectedSellerId%3D0" data-link-merchant="walmart.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank">Walmart | $189.97
💲 <a href="https://cephalofair.com/products/frosthaven-bundles" data-link-merchant="cephalofair.com"" data-link-merchant="walmart.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank">Cephalofair | OOS

Best cheap board game deals: UK

Root: A Game of Woodland Might &amp; Right | £59.99
Save £18 -Buy it if:
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Don't buy it if:
❌ 

Price match:
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Root: A Game of Woodland Might & Right | <a href="https://www.loadeddice.uk/products/root-a-game-of-woodland-might-right?variant=43178774265987&gad_source=1&gclid=CjwKCAjw_LOwBhBFEiwAmSEQASYA24IXr5-uBTixNJ-tTzQ4SSv1f63IFQ4SaEtpEL5oV9eCj6Y8DRoC_rUQAvD_BwE" data-link-merchant="loadeddice.uk"" target="_blank">£59.99 £41.99 at Loaded Dice
Save £18 - In our <a href="https://www.gamesradar.com/root-board-game-review/#:~:text=That%20said%2C%20even%20though%20movement,should%20take%20for%20a%20spin." data-link-merchant="gamesradar.com"" data-link-merchant="loadeddice.uk"">Root board game review, we sung the praises of this cute and cutthroat little wargame. While I’d recommend picking Root up even if it wasn’t on sale, the fact that it’s at the lowest price it’s been at in the last year certainly sweetens the deal.

Buy it if:
You want to lead an army of fuzzy little warriors
✅ You want a war game that is a good mix of complexity and accessibility

Don't buy it if:
You want a simple board game you can pick up easily

Price match:
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<a href="https://amzn.eu/d/ifFNrge" data-link-merchant="amzn.eu"" data-link-merchant="gamesradar.com"" data-link-merchant="loadeddice.uk"" target="_blank">Amazon | £60.63
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<a href="https://www.waylandgames.co.uk/root-a-game-of-woodland-might-right-led01000?gad_source=1&gclid=CjwKCAjw_LOwBhBFEiwAmSEQAfAHaoZOf-Ef5NNPbzT-9Ng4JTNHIl2pYfF4boBLMFaRKEoTUA6cwhoC1MMQAvD_BwE" data-link-merchant="waylandgames.co.uk"" data-link-merchant="amzn.eu"" data-link-merchant="gamesradar.com"" data-link-merchant="loadeddice.uk"" target="_blank">Wayland Games | £43.99

Wyrmspan | £54.99£43.69 at Magic Madhouse
Save £11 - Buy it if:
✅ You loved Wingspan
✅ You like zen games

Don't buy it if:
❌ Price check:
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Wyrmspan | <a href="https://www.prf.hn/click/camref:1100ldMAc/pubref:hawk-custom-tracking/destination:https%3A%2F%2Fmagicmadhouse.co.uk%2Fstonemaier-games-wyrmspan" data-link-merchant="magicmadhouse.co.uk"" target="_blank">£54.99 £43.69 at Magic Madhouse
Save £11 - As if I didn’t already have enough of a reason to pick up the newly released Wingspan with dragons spin-off, it launching with a discount makes things even sweeter.

Buy it if:
✅ You loved Wingspan
✅ You like zen games

Don't buy it if:
You didn't like Wingspan

Price check:
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<a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8426&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.co.uk%2FStonemaier-Games-Wyrmspan-Players-Minutes%2Fdp%2FB0CJXNW71N%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-21%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-21" data-link-merchant="Amazon UK"" data-link-merchant="magicmadhouse.co.uk"" target="_blank">Amazon | £61.49
💲 <a href="https://www.awin1.com/awclick.php?awinmid=2549&awinaffid=103504&clickref=hawk-custom-tracking&p=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zavvi.com%2Ftoys-games%2Fwyrmspan%2F15224313.html" data-link-merchant="zavvi.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon UK"" data-link-merchant="magicmadhouse.co.uk"" target="_blank">Zavvi | £44.99

Dungeons &amp; Dragons Onslaught | £149.99£89.99 at Zavvi 
Save £60 - Buy it if:
✅ Don't buy it if:Price check:
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Dungeons & Dragons Onslaught | <a href="https://www.awin1.com/awclick.php?awinmid=2549&awinaffid=103504&clickref=hawk-custom-tracking&p=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zavvi.com%2Ftoys-games%2Fdungeons-dragons-onslaught-core-miniatures-board-game-2-player-game%2F15291563.html%3Faffil%3Dthggpsad%26switchcurrency%3DGBP%26shippingcountry%3DGB%26gclsrc%3Daw.ds%26gad_source%3D1%26gclid%3DCjwKCAjw_LOwBhBFEiwAmSEQAX5nRp0EErc3YXF5-a29p5PQeswdwxEztJZQ1d-QhYsb9LN-DQJO3hoCgm8QAvD_BwE%26gclsrc%3Daw.ds" data-link-merchant="zavvi.com"" target="_blank">£149.99 £89.99 at Zavvi
Save £60 - We were pretty fond of this D&D wargame, as seen in our <a href="https://www.gamesradar.com/dungeons-and-dragons-onslaught-review/" data-link-merchant="gamesradar.com"" data-link-merchant="zavvi.com"">Dungeons & Dragons Onslaught review. What’s even better is it’s currently available with a hefty discount.

Buy it if:
You love the world of D&D
✅ You’re a fan of skirmish games

Don't buy it if:
❌ You want to stick to roleplaying

Price check:
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<a href="https://www.prf.hn/click/camref:1100ldMAc/pubref:hawk-custom-tracking/destination:https%3A%2F%2Fmagicmadhouse.co.uk%2Fwizkids-dungeons-dragons-onslaught-core-set%3FglCountry%3DGB%26glCurrency%3DGBP%26utm_source%3Dgoogle%26utm_term%3D%26utm_campaign%3D%26utm_medium%3Dcpc%26utm_content%3D%257Cpcrid%257C%257Cpkw%257C%257Cpmt%257C%257Cpdv%257Cc%257C%26gclsrc%3Daw.ds%26gad_source%3D1%26gclid%3DCjwKCAjw_LOwBhBFEiwAmSEQAZpXqy8KJjMVGvARmL7v8u2up6mcTMUJ-wuw6suHWuCu2OqZXOo7eRoC5LwQAvD_BwE" data-link-merchant="magicmadhouse.co.uk"" data-link-merchant="gamesradar.com"" data-link-merchant="zavvi.com"" target="_blank">Magic Madhouse | £95.19
💲 <a href="https://amzn.eu/d/8wGviVA" data-link-merchant="amzn.eu"" data-link-merchant="magicmadhouse.co.uk"" data-link-merchant="gamesradar.com"" data-link-merchant="zavvi.com"" target="_blank">Amazon | £150.86

Board game deals: FAQ

Best cheap board game deals

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Our Tabletop team's been covering board game deals for more than five years now, and that means they've built up more than a few recommendations when it comes to sales. We've listed our top advice (including where to find good discounts in the first place) below. These tips should help you get maximum value for money, and save you time along the way.

Where will I find good board game deals?

If you're on the prowl for board game deals, we'd always recommend starting with Amazon. While this may seem like a copout, the retail giant is consistently excellent where discounts (and variety) are concerned. 

That doesn't mean you should ignore everything else, though. Small, independent stores like Magic Madhouse or Wayland Games in the UK have a habit of sneaking solid prices through the door.

Here are our top picks for your region.

USA
- Amazon:
Best for variety
- Walmart: Excellent family games
- Target: Price cuts on hobby games

UK
- Amazon:
Most reliable for variety
- Magic Madhouse: Best for hobby games
- Zatu: Good across the board
- Very: Save on a wide range of games
- Wayland Games: Great for wargames
- John Lewis:
Classic family board games

How do I know if it's a good board game deal?

Board games are often discounted; it isn't a normal day of the week without something like Catan enjoying a price cut. That makes it worth checking cost comparison sites such as CamelCamelCamel to ensure you're getting maximum value for money. 

That's how we identify and bring you the very best board game deals. Checking in on price-matching software allows us to figure out a product's average sale value, its biggest discount to date, and whether this particular offer is worth your time.

Should you wait until Black Friday?

Although the November sales are some of the best when it comes to board games, that isn't to say you should hold on until Thanksgiving rolls around. You can snag some truly excellent offers (with a few lowest-ever prices) if you know where to look. While the biggest games like Twilight Imperium probably won't hit record lows until Black Friday, plenty of others get aggressive discounts all year round. The key is just keeping an eye out... which is why we're here!


Want to find out what you should keep an eye on? Don't miss our guides to the best cooperative board games, good board games for 2 players, the best card games, or the top board games for kids.

Benjamin Abbott
Tabletop & Merch Editor

As the site's Tabletop & Merch Editor, you'll find my grubby paws on everything from board game reviews to the latest Lego news. I've been writing about games in one form or another since 2012, and can normally be found cackling over some evil plan I've cooked up for my group's next Dungeons & Dragons campaign.