Cyber Monday 2019 is here and below is the recap of the best Amazon board game deals for you to take advantage of. The below rankings take into account how good the game is but also how good the deal is you are getting.
#01 SETTLERS OF CATAN (Euro-Strategy)
This is the amazing euro-strategy game that single-handedly ushered board games into the modern era. The game is very easy to learn but impossible to master. The replayability is so high that it is not unusual for one game to see hundreds of games in its lifetime. The fact that the game is 50% is huge, we have never seen it discounted this much and this is one of those board games that belong on a game shelf. Pro Tip – A great buy to throw in your Air BNB rental.
50% off | Buy Via Amazon
#02 CODENAMES (Party)
This is probably the hottest party game right now. If you are going to buy only one game when you are entertaining / want that party game activity, this is what you should buy. You split into teams of two and one representative has to give one-word clues to teammates that help them identify clues on the board while not getting any of the opponents. It is fun and great for any group of any ages. At 50% off the already cheap price, this one is hard to miss and for sure only something you will get on Cyber Monday.
50% off | Buy Via Amazon
#03 TERRAFORMING MARS (Engine-Building)
Terraforming Mars is relatively new and one of the hottest overall games out there right now. This game is intense and you should expect a 3 – 4 player game to take around 3 hours, but if you can spare that (like during the holiday break wink) you should! You and players are mega-corporations working together to make Mars inhabitable while fighting amongst the players to be the one who makes the most “money” doing so. This is high up on the list because the game is so unbelievably amazing, to see even a few dollars shaved off is huge. Treat yourself and get this one.
36% off | Buy Via Amazon
#04 PANDEMIC (Co-Op)
Pandemic is one of those classics that is considered to be the gold standard for the “cooperative” genre where everyone works together. The players are a team of scientists and other characters that are working together to eradicate a disease across the world before it spreads too far. This is a specific type of game that if you want to try it (and you should) this is the game you should try it out with. At 46% off, this is a fantastic cyber Monday 2019 board game amazon deal.
46% off | Buy Via Amazon
#05 Agricola (Engine-Building)
This game is harder to get and I have personally never seen it on sale so this officially the most shocking to see. It was a very pleasant surprise, I do not think this game will ever be any cheaper. You are a farmer in a hut and you need to collect resources to build things. There is lots to do, but very little time and people to do it. Who will make the best decisions and get the highest point total. Sure there are tons of games out there that kind of sound like this but the gameplay is very well fine-tuned and makes for a great experience you will want to do over and over again.
41% off | Buy Via Amazon
#06 IMHOTEP (Family)
If this list was “best games for families of 4” this would probably be #1. Players become builders in Egypt who want to emulate the first and best-known architect there, Imhotep. Over six rounds, they move wooden stones by boat to create five seminal monuments, and on a turn, a player chooses one of four actions: Procure new stones, load stones on a boat, bring a boat to a monument, or play an action card. While this sounds easy, naturally the other players constantly thwart your building plans by carrying out plans of their own. Only those with the best timing — and the stones to back up their plans — will prove to be Egypt’s best builder. Very rare deal right here.
49% off | Buy Via Amazon
#07 TICKET TO RIDE (Euro-Strategy)
In a similar vein of Settlers of Catan, TICKET TO RIDE is also an award-winning euro-strategy game that is very accessible and loved. The board is a map of the United States with many multicolored routes to be filled up. You get secret routes that you need to use collected train cards to get points to win. The game is very easy to the point where I have seen a 7-year-old pick it up easy, but it also has a deep strategy that even the hardcore gamer can appreciate. There are many different maps and they are all on sale at various times, so unlike some of the other games on this list, if you miss this sale, another will probably come along soon.
50% off | Buy Via Amazon
#08 7 WONDERS (Drafting)
If you look at games as light, medium, and intense, 7 Wonders would land on the higher end of medium. There is a lot going on, but game play is generally easy to pick up and by game 3 you should be ready with a strategy to implement. This is a card drafting game so you start with a stack of cards, take one, pass to your neighbor and get the stack from your other neighbor, and do it all over again. You are tasked with building up one of the great wonders of the world and these cards you are taking will help you do that. This title has been on sale a lot because it is getting old and they want to push expansions, but 50% off is a lot.
50% off | Buy Via Amazon
#09 MYSTERIUM (Abstract Co-Op)
This is not the biggest percentage discount, but Mysterium is never on sale and it is a fantastic game so take advantage. 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 suspects, 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. Vision cards keep coming and together you need to solve the mystery in this cooperative gem.
22% off | Buy Via Amazon
#10 PUERTO RICO (Resource Management)
In Puerto Rico players assume the roles of colonial governors on the island of Puerto Rico. The aim of the game is to amass victory points by shipping goods to Europe or by constructing buildings. Each player uses a separate small board with spaces for city buildings, plantations, and resources. Shared between the players are three ships, a trading house, and a supply of resources and doubloons.
38% off | Buy Via Amazon
#11 BETRAYAL AT HOUSE ON THE HILL (Thematic Adventure)
Not the biggest discount but made up by the fact this is a best in class game that never goes on sale. It is time to buy it. This is a thematic adventure game so instead of making all the decisions yourself, you are largely guided by the narrative of the game and only have to make a few decisions as things come up and are discovered. You start as a team, exploring a haunted house, but halfway through it is revealed that one of you is traitor and it becomes an all-out battle of traitor versus the rest of the group.
35% off | Buy Via Amazon
#12 TABOO (Party)
Taboo is a party game that has been around forever. You need to describe something to a partner without using a few key words that are going to make it difficult for you. If you say one of the “taboo” words, the opponent buzzes you and you miss that one. Nothing special here, just a solid game at a solid price. If you are looking for a few party games for your gathering, this is a great choice.