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Black Friday is hands-down the best time to purchase some of the year’s hottest board games and card games. It’s difficult to predict prices this year, due to COVID-19. However, I’m not expecting prices to vary much from 2019, especially as we know that board game makers have ordered millions of units, so there will be plenty to go around.
During 2019’s holiday season, every retailer had some Black Friday board game sales going on. Walmart offered a selection of games for $4.99 including CLUE and Jenga, and another group of games priced at $9.88, like Pie Face. I also saw 50% off a popular selection of board games at Target including Don’t Break the Ice and Operation Escape Room.
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1. Look for Zingo; an award-winning kid’s bingo board game on Amazon.
Zingo, an Oppenheim Gold Parent’s Choice Award Winner, helps young children aged 4 and up, build their language and matching skills. With the Zingo Amazon exclusive edition (reg. price $19.99), up to seven people can play.
2. Grab the Chutes and Ladders board game for $5 at Walmart.
Holidays shoppers can often find the classic Chutes and Ladders board game (reg. price $17.46) for $5 at Walmart. For Walmart shoppers, earn 5% cash back at Walmart.com and 2% in-store when you pay with the Capital One Walmart Rewards Card.
3. Buy Don’t Break the Ice board game from Target cheap.
Target often drops promos on their board games like Buy 2 Get 1 Free or 50% off. Be on the lookout for these types of markdowns on games like Don’t Break the Ice (reg. price $12.99), starting Black Friday.
4. Scoop up Connect 4 at Walmart on Black Friday.
In 2019, you could get Connect 4 online for $5 at Walmart.com starting just after midnight on Thanksgiving. this year it’s already reduced to a regular price of $4.97, so look for it to drop in price, even more, come Black Friday.
5. Score the Operation game for 50% at Target.
Although board game sales drop around once a month at Target, expect classics like the Operation game (reg. price $17.99), to drop 50% around the holidays. This year you can find any number of exclusive Operation game editions such as the Star Wars: The Mandalorian, Nightmare Before Christmas, and Pet Scan.
6. GrabYeti in My Spaghetti from Amazon for under $6.
Black Friday 2019, Yeti in My Spaghetti (reg. price $9.66), a Toy of The Year Award Winner, saw the low price of $4.19 on Amazon, which beat other retailers. Keep watch on Black Friday if you want to grab this game for a crazy low price.
7. Scoop up the Chickapig board game for $5 at Walmart.
Don’t pay over $20 on Amazon for Chickapig (reg. price $16.35), when you can scoop it up for $5 at Walmart this holiday season.
8. Buy the Monopoly board game cheap from Target.
Who doesn’t love a good game of Monopoly (reg. price $19.99), especially around the holidays and you’re bored out of your mind? Watch for the price to drop come Black Friday at Target. Hold out for at least 50% off.
Looking for a change to your game night try one of the 21 special Monopoly editions like Bob Ross, Unicorns vs. Llamas, or Garbage Pail Kids. Or, how about Monopoly The Longest Game Ever, an Amazon Exclusive, that has 66 properties, only one die, and requires that you own ALL of the properties to win the game?
9. Save on the Throw Throw Burrito party game (from Exploding Kittens, Inc.) with Target’s 20% coupon.
If you spent $50 or more at Target on Black Friday in 2019, they offered you a special 20% off coupon that was good online and in-store from Dec. 3-14. Expect Target to have the coupon again this year. It’s the perfect time to grab one of the more expensive games like the hilarious Throw Throw Burrito board game (reg. price $24.99) cheaper than other retailers.
10. Buy the Ravensburger Labyrinth board game for half-off on Black Friday at Amazon.
Ravensburger Labyrinth (reg. price $31.72), is one of the more expensive games on my list. However, watch for Amazon to drop the price by as much as 50% on Black Friday. This maze board game comes in many versions such as Harry Potter, Super Mario Bros., Minecraft, and Disney Pixar, and Frozen Junior.
11. Look for Giant Jenga marked 50% off at Target.
In 2019, Target offered 50% savings on select toys along with Buy 1 Get 1 50% off other toys. This year look for most of the same so you can grab the Giant Jenga (reg. price $79.99), for a bargain at $40. Wanna dial-up this already fun game? Try the Jello Shot Jenga game, which you can buy on TipsyTopple.com, Etsy, and Amazon. It hides the shots inside the blocks so you never knew who’s gonna pull the wrong (or, right) block.
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12. Grab the CLUE board game for $5 at Walmart.
13. Find Codenames, one of the hottest adult board games, on Amazon for under $10.
14. Buy the Betrayal at House on the Hill board game from Amazon.
While some retailers have Betrayal at House on the Hill board game at $50, Amazon has it for $29.49 which is already a great price. Look for the price to get around $20 between Black Friday and Christmas.
15. Save on Uno, Blink, and Pictionary card games in a mega-card game 8-pack at Costco.com.
Do you like card games? If so, Costco.com has just what you need, a mega pack that contains eight games: UNO, Blink, Pictionary, DOS, Mad Gab, BOLD, Phase 10, and Pic Flip. You can buy it online for $19.99, which includes shipping and handling. That makes each card game only $2.50 apiece!
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