Board game deals 2023: Save on modern greats and family classics

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Your next family game night is covered with our list of the best board games around, and some great deals that you can get on them. 

As the nights start to get darker and the harsh hot summer turns into the cold winter, cozy nights in with a board game are on the horizon and we can’t wait. However, even the best games in our collection can get a bit tired over time. 

So our list is a collection of classic that you really need to pick up if they’re holes in your collection, or even some expansions to old favorites that can freshen up your game night. 

From the old favorites like the civilization-based epic Catan to modern classic like the video game to board game adaptation of the tough-as-nails Dark Souls, the world of board games has never been more vast, and there’s always something to play, no matter what mood you’re in. 

We’ve collected the best board game deals from all over the internet, so whether you’re looking to invest in a hardcore new game to play with your committed group of friends, or you’re looking for something lighter to pull out on a rainy Sunday afternoon, we’ve got you covered. 

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

now $25.19 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Pandemic: Was $39.99 now $25.19 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $14.80
- If you’re nostalgic for empty supermarket shelves, learning TikTok dances, and clapping for absolutely no reason, then this is the game for you. Work with your teammates to stop a deadly disease from taking over the world.

Betrayal at House on the Hill (3rd Edition): $55.99 (opens in new tab)

Betrayal at House on the Hill (3rd Edition): $55.99 $27.49 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save 36% -  The endlessly replayable, trust-breaking horror adventure that sees one player try to snuff out their comrades one by one is back in this third edition which adds even more permutations, characters, and plenty more. 

now $47.84 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Catan: Was $55 now $47.84 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $8
- 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: $30.00 (opens in new tab)

Catan Board Game Extension: $30.00 $26.39 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $3.60:
This much-welcomed expansion for Catan allows you to play with 5 or 6 players, increasing the base game's limit of 4. If you’re just getting into Catan, you might not need this straight away, but the extension is often bundled with the base game as Catan really shines when there’s a bigger group. 

Monopoly Animal Crossing: $27.99 (opens in new tab)

Monopoly Animal Crossing: $27.99 $21.44 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $6.55
- Have you spent 500 hours in Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Well why not spend a few more hours on this excellent Monopoly recreation of the Nintendo classic, especially with this huge discount. 

Jumanji Deluxe: $54.99 (opens in new tab)

Jumanji Deluxe: $54.99 $26.24 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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It seems irresponsible to recommend that you play this game, especially if you’ve watched one of the two documentaries about this legendary board game. One of them even had The Rock in it. But, if you’re brave enough to try it, this is a great price to pick up this modernized version of a classic game. 

Dark Souls The Board Game: $119.95 (opens in new tab)

Dark Souls The Board Game: $119.95 $107.90 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save $12.50 - Prepare to buy. Dark Souls is a legendary gaming franchise known for its incredible difficulty, and the board game is no slouch. Featuring wonderfully detailed miniatures, it’s a must for any Dark Souls fan. At $120 dollars MSRP, even a 10% discount knocks a good amount off.

Dune House Secrets: $45.00 (opens in new tab)

Dune House Secrets: $45.00 $10.44 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save $34.56: Based on the 2021 sandy film, Dune: House Secrets is narrative-focused game that involves players making choices and completing secret missions against the other players. Sand not included.

Game of Thrones Catan: Was $79.95 (opens in new tab)

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.

The Game of Life: Super Mario Edition: $21.99 (opens in new tab)

The Game of Life: Super Mario Edition: $21.99 $15.97 at Amazon  (opens in new tab)

Save 27% -  Lets-a-go! The Mario-themed reinvention of the classic board game stars Mario, Luigi, Peach and Yoshi and comes with detailed player pieces of each character. A great way to introduce a new player to the game, The Game of Life: Super Mario Edition is a must-have for younger players and veterans alike. 

Wingspan Board Game: $65.00 (opens in new tab)

Wingspan Board Game: $65.00 $47.33 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save 27% on this competitive, card-based board game that sees players battle to attract species of bird to their wildlife preserve. With a huge number of pieces, including cards and resources, and custom dice and player mats, there’s an awful lot to learn, but with 5-star reviews on Amazon, Wingspan is worth the effort.

Ticket to Ride: Was $54.99 (opens in new tab)

Ticket to Ride: Was $54.99 now $47.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save 13%:
 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.

now $43.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Mysterium: Was $54.99 now $43.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

A mansion is haunted by the ghost of a murdered servant (cheery) and it’s your job to work out who did it. The twist is, one player plays as the ghost and the rest of the players play as psychics. What difficulty is it? Medium.(we're here all week).

Funko Disney The Haunted Mansion - Call of The Spirits: Disneyland Edition Game: $24.99 (opens in new tab)

Funko Disney The Haunted Mansion - Call of The Spirits: Disneyland Edition Game: $24.99 $11.12 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save 53%: Based on the Disney ride and the… interesting Eddie Murphy film, this board game is a great way to spend a night with the big Disney fans in your life. Enlist the help of Madame Leota in the Seance Room, avoid the Hitkicking Ghosts and get the win!

now $27.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Hunt A Killer - Death at The Dive Bar: Was $34.99 now $27.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Like a true crime podcast come to life, Hunt A Killer sees players piece together clues, consider all the evidence, and solve the crime. It’s been described as “an escape room you can play at home”.

now $29.98 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Disney Sorcerer's Arena: Epic Alliances Core Set: Was $39.99 now $29.98 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

You and three other members of the family can work together or betray each other in a cold-blooded game of strategy. Okay, maybe it’s not that serious.  Play as classic characters like Sorcerer's Apprentice Mickey, Gaston, Aladdin, Demona, Sulley, Dr. Facilier, Maleficent and Ariel.

Jordan Middler
Contributing writer

Jordan Middler is a Scottish journalist with a love for anything he can put on a shelf. For almost a decade he has been creating content about video games, virtual reality, and tech for websites including VGC, Overlode, Live Science & He also spent five years as the chief voice of gaming for BBC Scotland. If he’s not reviewing the latest games, or building LEGO kits, you’ll find him dusting his shelves in the eternal war with his greatest enemy, dust.

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