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Board game deals 2022: Save on modern greats and family classics

Board game deals 2022
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There’s nothing quite like an evening spent with a good board game and great company, but those boxes of boards, cards, and dice don’t always come cheap – making finding the best board game deals important.

Despite the popularity of video games, it’s never been more important to get friends and family together around a table and jump into a game or two (or three, or four!), and there are a wealth of options out there. Between video game and movie tie-ins, Hasbro classics, and long-running franchises with expansions added, there’s something for everyone. 

Board games aren't cheap though. Some of our favorite games are easily north of $50, with some monster games like Twilight Imperium or the Dark Souls game even breaching the $100 mark, so it pays to look for a bargain. On that front,  we’ve done the hard work for you  and rounded up the best board game deals you can find right now.

If you're looking for something that blends entertainment and education for you or your kids, then you can also check out our guide to the best chemistry sets.

Ticket to Ride: Was $54.99 now $28.41 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $26.58:
 A truly classic strategy game, Ticket To Ride sees players playing cards to claim railway routes, linking cities, and earning points for long-distance routes. It’s ideal for two to five players and is simple to learn and changes each time – making it ideal for board game novices, too.

Catan: Was $55 now $44 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $11
- Catan puts players in control of their very own civilization and sets them out to explore a modular board to earn victory points. One of the reasons it’s so popular, even years after release, is that no two matches tend to play out the same, plus there are expansions to add (more on those in a moment). 

Catan Board Game Extension: Was $30 now $26.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $3 -
As mentioned above, Catan offers a wealth of expansions to choose from but this one is as simple as they come – it adds the ability to play with up to six players without changing the core of the game. This isn't a huge saving, but every little helps.

Monopoly Animal Crossing: Was $27.99 now $17.19 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $10.80
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons exploded onto the Nintendo Switch in February 2020, and the hugely popular island life sim also makes for an ideal version of Monopoly. Thankfully, you can save 43% on it right now at Amazon.

Jumanji Deluxe: Was $54.99 now $34.64 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $20.35 -
In the jungle you must wait, until the dice read five or eight. Whether you’re a fan of the original or the reboot movies, Jumanji is legendary. This Deluxe version offers sounds, riddles, and death-defying feats straight out of the movie’s board game.

Exploding Kittens Recipes for Disaster: Was $24.99 now $19.18 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $5.81
- This new version of Exploding Kittens is like a greatest hits, pulling together the best of the base game and adding fresh spins on it. There’s even a cone of shame for one poor player to wear. Purfect!

Dark Souls The Board Game: Was $119.95 now $81.95 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save $35 - Dark Souls is known for its dark, mysterious lore and tough difficulty and the board game is no different. The set includes 27 highly detailed miniatures to really set the scene... that scene is you getting pummeled into mush - you've been warned.

Pandemic: Was $44.99 now $35.99 at Target (opens in new tab)
Save $9
- Pandemic is 20% off at Target, allowing 2 - 4 players to work together to prevent deadly disease outbreaks across the globe with problem-solving skills and teamwork. What a wild sci-fi concept!

Dune House Secrets: Was $45 now $17.90 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save $27.10: Inspired by 2021’s cinematic blockbuster, Dune: House Secrets features a narrative-focused game where choices matter and you’ll be tasked with fulfilling secret tasks behind other players’ backs. It's currently 50% off at Amazon.

Game of Thrones Catan: Was $79.95 now $63.99 at Target (opens in new tab)

Save $16 -  Yes, it’s Catan again, but this time with a Westerosi twist. Join the Brotherhood of the Night’s Watch and defend the Wall from Wildlings and working your way to the rank of Lord Commander.

Betrayal at House on the Hill: Was $55.99 now $29.39 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save $26.60 - Almost 50% off the interactive haunted mansion title that’s widely regarded as one of the top board games around. With fifty scenarios, plus the wildcard of one person turning traitor, it’s the kind of game that offers almost endless replay value.

Lloyd Coombes freelance tech and fitness writer for Live Science. He's an expert in all things Apple as well as in computer and gaming tech, with previous works published on TopTenReviews, Space.com, and TechRadar. You'll find him regularly testing the latest MacBook or iPhone, but he spends most of his time writing about video games at Dexerto.com. He also covers board games and virtual reality, just to round out the nerdy pursuits.