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There is nothing wrong with some friendly competition. Whether with a partner, child, roommate, or best friend; game nights are pretty much-guaranteed fun, even if there are a few debates along the way. The options these days are endless as well. It is not just choosing between Chutes and Ladders or Monopoly anymore. Don't get us wrong, both are excellent games, but variety and choice keep things interesting and create new memories or traditions, like a mystery night.
While there are board games that might be complicated or have an adult subject matter, most are appropriate for all ages, making them a great way to spend quality time with the family. We are guessing you have had more than one board game-filled night the past twelve months. It might be a good time to add some new games into the mix, perhaps one that makes you sing or escape an island.
Here are the best board games on sale right now.
We update these sales weekly, but products go fast! If something is out of stock or not on sale, check back next week for a batch of new sales.
Czech Games Codenames: Duet The Two Player Word Deduction Game
Normally $20, Now $15 at Kohl's
This game is one where you work together rather than against each other—something to consider if you have an overly competitive or argumentative friend. A word association game is all about a secret mission and deduction of codes. Easy-to-learn and fast-paced, this is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
We've seen prices as low as $14 on Amazon.
Normally $25, Now $18 at Amazon and Walmart
With the option to play with two to twelve players, this is one to have in your game closet thanks to its flexibility. The goal is to get five chips in a row without one of your opponents blocking you. Overall, it's a simple and entertaining game for children over seven.
We've seen prices drop as low as $9 for this.
Mysterium Board Game
Normally $55, Now $39
This excellent option for a group—up to six people can play—is set in Warwick Manor. A death occurred in this haunted mansion, and the objective is to figure out the murderer, weapon, and exactly where it happened. This game is recommended for children ages ten and up.
Catan Studio Catan The Board Game
Normally $58, Now $41 at Amazon
This popular game is a contest of who can build the biggest settlement on the island of Catan. Players battle it out using tactical thinking and decision-making to earn victory points when they build structures on their color-coded villages. The setup ensures no two games are alike.
We've seen Amazon offer prices as low as $33.
Asmodee 7 Wonders Duel
Normally $35, Now $26 at Amazon
Requiring some strategy and out-of-the-box thinking, you will compete against your opponent to build a civilization, architectural wonders, an army, and gain supremacy of the ancient world. This two-player game has many variables and ways to win, so this will quickly become a regular activity in your home.
We've seen prices drop as low as $21, even though this is 25 percent off.
Days of Wonder Ticket to Ride
Normally $55, Now $40 at Amazon
Hop on board a cross-country adventure to construct train tracks all over North America. Anyone who builds the longest train and can claim the most paths from city to city gets points. With various strategies, players love that you get a unique outcome every time.
Spontuneous The Song Game
Normally $35, Now $20 at Amazon
No matter if you have perfect pitch or can’t carry a tune, this game requires you to break into song. Each player lists out trigger words, and when it's their turn, they announce the word, and the players attempt to sing a song containing it. No musical talents are needed.
Spin Master Games Santorini - Strategy-Based Board Game
Normally $30, Now $22 at Amazon
Great for both kids and adults alike, this two to four-player board game is a race to see who can build a three-story building first. The rules are simple enough to understand, but you can put a lot of strategic thinking behind the game to come out on top.
Days of Wonder Ticket to Ride: First Journey Board Game
Normally $35, Now $24
If you like playing Ticket to Ride, but have some younger players, this junior version is ideal to start. For ages 6 and up, First Journey will still test your strategic and critical thinking skills, just with slightly simplified rules. Plus, the game will likely cap out at 30 minutes.
Z-Man Games Pandemic
Normally $45, Now $30 at Amazon
Friends and family members will have to work together to 'beat' the game. While it might be a tad bit too soon to play, it also couldn't be more relevant right now. The game educates around public health and promotes teamwork, making it a bit contagious.
The lowest price we've seen is $18.