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

Board game deals 2022
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Stock up for your family game night with our roundup of the best board game deals in town.

Video games and VR are great, but there’s something to be said for an old-fashioned board game night – and since those boxed products don’t come cheap, it’s always worth looking out for the best board game deals.

If you’re looking for something to ease you into the hobby, we have iconic editions of the classics like Monopoly and The Game of Life, alongside tie-ins to popular franchises like the Dark Souls Board Game and Dune: House Secrets.

That’s along with cheaper options like the now-infamous Pandemic, the latest version of the legendary Betrayal at House on the Hill, and the closest approximation of Jumanji as a real board game.

Whatever kind of board game you're looking for, we're sure you'll find something to suit your tastes in the collection below. There are long games, short games, social deduction games, and of course, a fair few science and nature-themed games to choose from.

We’ve rounded up the best board game deals from across the internet, whether you’re playing with a regular group of friends, or just getting the family together. 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.

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Catan: Was $55 now $47.99 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). 

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Catan Board Game Extension: Was $30 now $26.39 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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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.

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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.

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Jumanji Deluxe: Was $54.99 now $34.97 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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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.

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Dark Souls The Board Game: Was $119.95 now $83.90 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save $36 - 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.

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Pandemic: Was $39.99 now $35.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save 10%
- Pandemic is 10% off at Amazon, 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!

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Dune House Secrets: Was $45 now $11.19 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save $33.81: 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 75% off at Amazon.

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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.

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Betrayal at House on the Hill (3rd Edition): Was $55.99 now $47.09 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save 16% -  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. Save 11% on board game royalty and step foot into the haunted mansion. 

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The Game of Life: Super Mario Edition: Was $29.99, Now $21.99 at Amazon  (opens in new tab)

Save $8 -  The Game of Life is a timeless classic, sure, but for those looking for a more modern twist, this Mario-themed version takes players to the Mushroom Kingdom. With player pieces for Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Yoshi, as well as a fully revamped board, it’s an ideal way to experience the game for newer players and veterans alike.

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Wingspan Board Game: Was $65.99, Now $46.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save almost $20 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.

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,, 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 He also covers board games and virtual reality, just to round out the nerdy pursuits.