Prime Day 2021 is June 21 – 22 and there will be board game deals. This is your guide to the event. Bookmark this page right now and check back often. We will not only isolate the board game deals but rank them and tell you which ones are actually good deals and not trickery.
Check back for deals being added and ranked throughout the 2 day event!
ACTIVE PRIME DAY 2021 BOARD GAME DEALS
#01 | Marvel Crisis Protocol Base Set
If you want to hop into the Crisis Protocol universe, now is the time. A tabletop hobby miniatures game, players assemble, paint, and collect an ever expanding line of miniatures representing iconic Marvel characters. Form a Marvel inspired dream team and then pit their chosen forces against each other on an interactive tabletop where the very terrain itself can be thrown, crashed into, and destroyed during the super powered showdown. For 2 players, games run 45 minutes.
36% Down To $63.99 | Buy Marvel Crisis Protocol Base Set via Amazon
#02 | Twilight Imperium
This is one of those classic epics that is big and expensive. If there was ever a time to buy it, now is that time. This is a game of galactic conquest in you take on the role of one of seventeen factions vying for galactic domination through military might, political maneuvering, and economic bargaining. Every faction offers a completely different play experience, from the wormhole-hopping Ghosts of Creuss to the Emirates of Hacan, masters of trade and economics. For 3 – 6 players, games last about 2 – 4 hours.
36% Down To $95.89 | Buy Twilight Imperium 4th Edition via Amazon
#03 | Arkham Horror The Card Game
When people ask “what is the #1 great card game you would recommend,” the answer is more often than not this one. It is fantastic. You become on of the characters within the quiet New England town of Arkham. No matter what compels you, no matter what haunts you, you’ll find both your strengths and weaknesses reflected in your custom deck of cards, and these cards will be your resources as you work with your friends to unravel the world’s most terrifying mysteries. Each adventure will carry you deeper into mystery. For 1 – 2 players, games go for 1 – 2 hours.
43% Down To $25.49 | Buy Arkham Horror via Amazon
#04 | Eldritch Horror
Eldritch Horror is a cooperative game of terror and adventure in which players take the roles of globetrotting investigators working to solve mysteries, gather clues, and protect the world from an Ancient One – that is, an elder being intent on destroying our world. Each Ancient One comes with its own unique decks of Mystery and Research cards, which draw you deeper into the lore surrounding each loathsome creature. Discover the true name of Azathoth or battle Cthulhu on the high seas. For 1 – 8 players, games run 2 – 4 hours.
46% Down To $32.49 | Buy Eldritch Horror via Amazon
#05 | Dixit
You play the game with six cards of different interesting images in your hand. Taking turns, one player is the storyteller and needs to use a card from hand and give it a few words to sum it up. The other players have to submit one of their cards they think matches. These are mixed together and everyone votes on which card they think belongs to the clue giver. Point scoring interesting and basically the clue giver wants to say something that isn’t everyone or no one. For 3 – 6 players, game last about 30 minutes.
51% Down To $19.49 | Buy Dixit via Amazon
#06 | 7 Wonders Duel
In Duel, players are not drafting cards simultaneously from hands of cards, but from a display of face-down and face-up cards arranged at the start of each round. A player can take a card only if it’s not covered by any others, so timing comes into play as well as bonus moves that allow you to take a second card immediately. As in the original game, each card that you acquire can be built, discarded for coins, or used to construct a wonder. Built for 2 players, this game will run about 45 minutes.
51% Down To $16.99 | Buy 7 Wonders Duel via Amazon
#07 | Codenames: Duet
Each round, one representative from each team look at a decoder card that signals hidden spies under a grid of 5×4 picture clues (original was just words, pictures is where it is at). It is that representative’s job to give one-word clues that correspond to more than one clue. Getting them right frees your people and wins you the game, but don’t get your opponents cards or worse yet the secret guy who ends your game immediately. What is different about duet is that the 2 players are working together to find all the agents. For 2 – 99 players, games run 15 – 30 minutes.
47% Down To $10.49 | Buy Codenames Duet via Amazon
#08 | The Crew: Quest For Planet Nine
Players set out as astronauts on an uncertain space adventure, exploring the rumors about an unknown planet. The eventful journey through space extends over 50 exciting missions. But this game can only be defeated by meeting common individual tasks of each player. With each mission, the game becomes more difficult. After each, the game can be paused and continued later. During each mission, it is not the amount of tricks, but the right tricks at the right time that count. For 2 – 5 players, games last about 15 minutes each.
31% Down To $10.39 | Buy The Crew via Amazon
#09 | Luxor
On the hunt for priceless treasures, groups of adventurers explore the legendary temple at Luxor. Their ultimate goal is the tomb of the pharaoh, but many treasures can be collected as they search. As they explore, the challenge unfolds: The player who manages to quickly get their team of adventurers to the tomb, while salvaging as many treasures as possible, will be the winner. For 2 – 4 players, games run about 45 minutes.
23% Down To $34.25 | Buy Luxor via Amazon
#10 | Sushi Go!
This is a game about playing with your dinner, and there are all sorts of adorable sushi cards (tempura, dumplings, etc) that help you do this. Over 3 rounds players draft one card at a time to complete sets. Each card has its own special thing (like collect 4x of these and get 12 points) and it is up to you to strategically see what is coming around and pick the right card. Points are scored and new cards handed out in between each round. For 2 – 8 players, games last about 20 minutes each.
55% Down To $6.74 | Buy Sushi Go via Amazon
#11 | Sushi Roll
The roll and write version of the popular card drafting game Sushi Go and a good one at that. Load up the conveyor belts with savory sushi dice — then pick one and pass the rest! Earn points for winning combos like two tempura or a set of sashimi. Grab a menu to re-roll your dice or use chopsticks to swap with an opponent. For 2 – 5 players, games run approximately 20 minutes each.
39% Down To $15.19 | Buy Sushi Roll via Amazon
#12 | Concordia
Two thousand years ago, the Roman Empire ruled the lands around the Mediterranean Sea. For years the economy thrived and gave rise to mighty Roman dynasties as they expanded throughout the numerous cities. You must guide one of these dynasties. Develop your trade network and appease the ancient gods for their favor. High score wins. For 2 – 5 players, games run about 100 minutes each.
43% Down To $37.11 | Buy Concordia via Amazon
#13 | Horrified
In this game, you’ll come face to face with them all as you work together to rid the town of the maniacal or misunderstood creatures…before it’s too late. Horrified includes legends Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Dracula, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, and Creature from the Black Lagoon. You all have to work together using different strategies against the monsters to claim victory. For 1 – 5 players, games run about 60 minutes.
49% Down To $17.99 | Buy Horrified via Amazon
#14 | 5 Second Rule Series
A party game for all groups. It should be easy to name 3 breeds of dogs – but can you do it under the pressure of 5 seconds twisting down, and with the other players staring at you, waiting for you to get flustered? Time’s not on your side, so just say what comes to mind and risk ridiculous answers slipping out as time twirls down on the unique twisted timer! It’s all in good fun with this fast-paced game where you have to “Just Spit It Out!” For 3 – 6 players, games run about 30 minutes.
48% Down To $10.49 | Buy Original Version via Amazon
55% Down To $9.09 | Buy Kids Version via Amazon
62% Down To $9.49 | Buy Adult Version via Amazon
#15 | Carcassonne Big Box
The base game plus 11 expansions. Carcassonne has players draw and place a tile with a piece of southern French landscape on it. The tile might feature a city, a road, a cloister, grassland or some combination thereof, and it must be placed adjacent to tiles that have already been played, in such a way that cities are connected to cities, roads to roads, etcetera. Then the player decides if they want to use their limited resources to claim it. For 2 – 5 players, games last about 40 minutes.
14% Down To $57.49 | Buy Carcassonne Big Box via Amazon
#16 | Exploding Kittens
This is a kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette. Players take turns drawing cards until someone draws an exploding kitten and loses the game. The deck is made up of cards that let you avoid exploding by peeking at cards before you draw, forcing your opponent to draw multiple cards, or shuffling the deck. For 2 – 5 players, games run about 15 minutes.
35% Down To $12.99 | Buy Exploding Kittens via Amazon
#17 | Cards Against Humanity Family
This is the family and safe for work version of the popular adult party game. The game is like making a mad lib. There are black question cards and white answer cards. Each turn a “card czar” flips over a black card and all other players submit a white card from their hand. The Czar judges based on what combo they like best and a point is awarded. For 4 – 30 players, games last about 30 minutes.
36% Down To $15.99 | Buy Cards Against Humanity Family via Amazon
#18 | Forbidden Desert
The second game in the series, this one has a little more strategic byte. If you are looking for kids, look to Forbidden Island (also on this list) but this is the better deal and the better title for pleasing a wider audience. Players take on the roles of brave adventurers who must survive long enough to recover a legendary flying machine buried under an ancient desert city. It has cooperative gameplay similar to Forbidden Island, but is a fresh new game based around an innovative set of mechanisms such as an ever-shifting board, individual resource management, and a unique method for locating the flying machine parts. For 2 – 5 players, game last 45 minutes.
30% Down To $17.39 | Buy Forbidden Desert via Amazon
#19 | Forbidden Island
You and other players take turns moving your pawns around the ‘island’, which is built by arranging the many beautifully screen-printed tiles before play begins. As the game progresses, more and more island tiles sink, becoming unavailable, and the pace increases. Players use strategies to keep the island from sinking while trying to collect treasures and items. As the water level rises, it gets more difficult- sacrifices must be made. For 2 – 4 players, games run 30 minutes.
31% Down To $13.89 | Buy Forbidden Island via Amazon
#20 | Qwixx
Each player has a scoresheet with the numbers 2-12 in rows of red and yellow and the numbers 12-2 in rows of green and blue. To score points you want to mark off as many numbers as possible, but you can mark off a number only if it’s to the right of all marked-off numbers in the same row. Similar to Twice As Clever, there is no fancy theme here, it is about the dice and the numbers and the interesting scoring combinations you can make. For 2 – 5 players, games last about 15 minutes.
54% Down To $5.54 | Buy Qwixx via Amazon
#21 | The Mind
This is more than just a game. It’s an experiment, a journey, a team experience in which you can’t exchange information, yet will become one to defeat all the levels of the game. Round after round, players need to put down all their cards in order collectively without saying anything. The numbers are 1 – 100 and you get some each round. Using math and visual cues, you need to get the job done as a group. For 2 – 4 players, games last about 15 minutes.
37% Down To $8.24 | Buy The Mind via Amazon
#22 | Exit: House of Riddles
An escape room in a board game, the 7th best of 15 total in the series. Never wanting to turn down an unsolved mystery, you and your fellow detectives find yourselves at an abandoned house. Suddenly, you hear screams and see that the entrance has shut behind you. Now you have no choice. Will you be able to crack the case and find your way out of the house?
33% Down To $9.99 | Buy Exit House of Riddles via Amazon
#23 | Exit: The Sunken Treasure
An escape room in a board game, the 8th best of 15 total in the series. Setting sail for dangerous waters, you embark on a treacherous quest for the legendary treasure of the Santa Maria. While investigating a mysterious shipwreck, something goes terribly wrong and you are trapped deep underwater! Can you solve the riddles of the wreck and recover the treasure before your time is up?
40% Down To $8.99 | Buy Exit Sunken Treasure via Amazon
#24 | Exit: The Enchanted Forest
The latest and 17th edition in the Exit escape room series. We have not given this one a rating yet so you are rolling the dice (metaphorically) on ranking within the series. A relaxing walk in the woods takes a very different turn when you suddenly encounter strange fairytale creatures and even stranger puzzles. Will you ever find your way out?!
31% Down To $10.39 | Buy Exit Enchanted Forest via Amazon
#25 | Splendor Marvel
Even this deal is more expensive than regular Splendor so it is all about how much you care about Marvel. What makes this game great is the base, so think carefully. Your goal is to get to 15 victory points before anyone else, which is done by purchasing the cards that come out in the center. Cards are laid out in three levels of cost, with level 1 being the cheapest and level 3 being the most expensive. Cards, in addition to giving you victory points, give you bonuses that help you buy bigger and better things. For 2 – 4 players, games run approximately 30 minutes.
43% Down To $28.49 | Buy Splendor Marvel via Amazon
#26 | Unstable Unicorns
Build a Unicorn Army. Betray your friends. Unicorns are your friends now. Unstable Unicorns is a strategic card game about everyone’s two favorite things: Destruction and Unicorns! You start with a Baby Unicorn and must from there collect them all. Each has a special power so unicorns are dropiing left and right. For 2 – 8 players, games last 30 – 45 minutes.
36% Down To $12.79 | Buy Unstable Unicorns via Amazon
#27 | Here To Slay
a competitive role-playing fantasy strategy card game that’s all about assembling a party of Heroes and slaying monsters from the creators of Unstable Unicorns. You’ll assemble a full party of heroes to slay dangerous monsters while working to avoid the sabotage of your foes. The game also includes items you can equip to your heroes, 1V1 challenge cards, and roll modifiers to tip the odds in your favor. For 2 – 6 players, games run 15 – 90 minutes.
30% Down To $13.99 | Buy Base Game via Amazon
30% Down To $8.39 | Buy Warriors & Druids Expansion via Amazon
#28 | Imploding Kittens
If you want to expand Exploding Kittens (must have that game) this is your best option. Not only does it provide the most entertaining content, but it also kicks the player count up a notch. This expansion deck includes 20 new cards featuring 6 new types of actions and an Imploding Kitten which increases the game from 5 to 6 players. As the very first Exploding Kittens expansion, they made sure to give the fans some stuff they were really clamoring for.
31% Down To $10.39 | Buy Imploding Kittens via Amazon
#29 | Barking Kittens
This is a great expansion for Exploding Kittens (must have that game) with lots to offer, but it falls just shy of the top recommendation. This expansion is intended to boost, bolster and barkify the rules of the original game. The set includes 20 game-changing cards with powerful new actions and features. The set also contains the coveted wearable cat crown that shields you against steaks from other players.
34% Down To $9.96 | Buy Barking Kittens via Amazon
#30 | Patchwork Americana
Not a huge saving, but Patchwork is such a great game, a good excuse. This is the Americana version of the original. You compete against another to build the most aesthetic quilt on a personal 9×9 game board. To start play, all the patches are laid out at random in a circle with a marker placed directly clockwise of the 2-1 patch. On a turn, a player either purchases 1 of the 3 patches standing clockwise of the spool or passes. Lots of complexity ensues and it is up to you to masterfully put together these odd patch pieces into strategic point clusters that give you big points. For 2 players, games run 15 – 30 minutes.
20% Down To $11.99 | Buy Patchwork Americana via Amazon
#31 | Mysterium
Not a historic low, but a good game at a good price. One player takes the role of ghost while everyone else represents a medium. To solve the crime, the ghost must first recall (with the aid of the mediums) all of the suspects present on the night of the murder. A number of suspect, location and murder weapon cards are placed on the table, and the ghost randomly assigns one of each of these in secret to a medium. For 2 – 7 players, games run about 40 minutes.
40% Down To $32.99 | Buy Mysterium via Amazon
In case you have been living under a rock, this is a special day to celebrate Amazon’s Prime service (free delivery, streaming, special deals) with tons of amazing specials. If you are asking when do board games go on sale, this is probably the 2nd best time of the year after Black Friday / Cyber Monday.
Deals on Prime Day are only available to Prime members so make sure you are all signed up in time for the big event. They are starting to make regular updates so make sure you follow along to see what is coming!
Prime Day started back in 2015 and tabletop games have always been a big feature. The Prime Day 2021 board game deals will be no exception. Amazon has already announced some exciting early sales, but unfortunately no board game information as of yet. We will have to wait until the 2-day event to check out the deals. Deals are strategically dropped at different times so you need to check back frequently.
Take a look at the full list of Prime Day 2020 board game deals ranked so you can get an idea of what to expect for Prime Day 2021 board game deals.
Prime Day Board Game Deals FAQ:
What time on Prime Day are the best board game deals available?
In 2020, the best deals where dropped just after noon on Day 1. In 2019, the best deals were front loaded and started as soon as the event began. There is no set schedule, but know that Amazon has a smart plan and you just need to check back often. You can also just refresh this guide article to get the best up to date information.
What Publishers will have board game deals during Prime Day 2021?
You can expect broader more mass market publishers as opposed to niche ones just because of the broad nature of the event. In past years brands from Asmodee, Days of Wonder, Repos Productions and more have led with their top titles. This is not set in stone, smaller publishers will often focus on just one title and drop and amazing deal sometime during Prime Day.
What were the best board game deals from Amazon Prime Day 2020?
#1. Ticket to Ride Europe 55% down to $25 | #2. The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine 30% down to $10 | #3. Jaipur 37% down to $16 | #4. Sorcerer City 48% down to $26 | #5. Gloomhaven Jaws of the Lion 25% down to $37 | #6. Codenames 42% down to $12 | #7 Ticket To Ride 43% down to $32 | #8 Splendor 50% to $23 | #9 Onitama 35% down to $20 | #10 Lost Cities 29% down to $11
What were the best board game deals from Amazon Prime Day 2019?
#1. Small Word @ $34 | #2. Tokaido @ $35 | #3. 7 Wonders @ $35 | #4. Splendor @ $28 | #5. Photosynthesis @ $30
When did Amazon Prime Day Start?
Prime day was just a little promotional stunt launched in 2015 to coincide with Amazon’s 20th Anniversary celebration. The goal was a lofty one but they wanted to see if they could take a bite out of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. Oh boy did they, the event was a massive success.
When did Amazon Prime Day Become 2 Days?
After running from 2015 – 2019 as a 1-day event, Amazon Prime Day was expanded to 2 days in 2020. The tradition continues for 2021.
Did COVID-19 Change Prime Day 2020?
Yes, the event is normally in the summer and about half of a year away from Black Friday / Cyber Monday. Given where things were early in the year, the entire event was pushed to October. Time was needed to get further back to usual but also be far enough away from the 2020 holiday season.
What Were the Dates of all the Amazon Prime Days?
Prime Day 2015 was July 15th | Prime Day 2016 was July 12th | Prime Day 2017 was July 10th | Prime Day 2018 was July 16th | Prime Day 2020 was October 13th & 14th | Prime Day 2021 will be June 21st & 22nd