Warhammer 40K Leviathan box set gets a discount ahead of Prime Day

Leviathan with 'best deal' next to it
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Update: Be warned, this Warhammer 40K Leviathan offer is steadily starting to creep back up to normal after a few days at a lower price. Although it's still discounted, that may change over the weekend so it may be worth acting sooner than later to avoid disappointment.

This Warhammer 40K Leviathan deal is, as the Space Marines would say, heretical. In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war... and a stubborn insistence on sticking to the retail price. And yet here's this offer, knocking a few dollars off the 10th Edition launch box without a care in the world.

Despite being a modest discount, the fact that the Warhammer 40K Leviathan box set is now $241.44 at Amazon instead of the usual $250 (sadly, it's back up to £149.99 via Zatu rather than £150 if you're based in the UK) is a big deal in more ways than one. For starters, this introduction to the latest version 10th Edition of Warhammer 40,000 has been incredibly difficult to get hold of ever since it went up for pre-order. Secondly, we weren't expecting a reduction on such a popular release as a result. Seeing as this year's Prime Day board game deals haven't even begun yet, we don't know which Chaos God's favor we earned to get this offer. Frankly, all we can say is 'praise the Emperor.'

Just don't wait too long if you're considering grabbing it. The price has moved up and back down again a couple of times over the last few days, and stock warnings keep coming up. This isn't particularly surprising - like all the best board games, Warhammer 40K Leviathan will not stick around for long with a discount attached.


Warhammer 40K Leviathan | $250 $241.44 at Amazon
Save $8 - Sure, it may not feel like the biggest reduction in the world at first blush. But really, it's noteworthy due to the fact that it's actually available at all. That wasn't the case even a week ago, so getting money off as well is a real bonus.

UK price: £149.99 at Zatu

Based in the UK and missed out on the Zatu offer above? Leviathan has come back into stock at Magic Madhouse too, so it's worth checking there as well. While the latter doesn't have a discount attached, being able to get the box set in the first place is newsworthy enough. Similarly, you can get it for £120 via Wayland Games if you can hold out for a reprint.

Should you buy Warhammer 40K Leviathan?

Considering the price, and the fact that three new Warhammer 40K starter sets are inbound to introduce 10th Edition, it's understandable to wonder whether you should buy Leviathan. And really, it depends on the kind of player you are. If you're a big Warhammer fan, are all-in on the hobby and want to celebrate the launch of a new edition, it's an easy recommendation - there are certain features here (like the special rulebook and certain miniatures) that you can't get anywhere else. As such, it's actually something of a commemorative memento as well as an introduction to 10th Ed.

Secondly, it's a great get if you intend to start (or add to) Space Marine or Tyranid armies. You've actually got more models than needed for two full Combat Patrols, which is a new, more accessible game-mode that allows you to use armies straight of the box.

However, if you're a newcomer or aren't totally sold on the game yet, we'd recommend waiting for the starter sets - they'll be cheaper and will still provide a solid introduction to the game.

Either way, it's worth getting into 10th. As we said in our Warhammer 40K 10th Edition first impressions, it's a great start that just needs a few tweaks to be one of the game's best versions. That stands to reason, because in our interview with 40K Studio Manager Stu Black, he said that "the right answer was something new."

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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.