Face it: tabletop gaming ain’t a cheap hobby. Sometimes you can save cash by nabbing some free wargame rules, or using free character creators and character sheets in your Dungeons and Dragons campaign – but buying the best board games, miniatures, or trading card games can cost a bundle. Lucky, then, that we’re fast approaching the year’s largest international festival of discounts! That’s right, Black Friday 2021 is coming, and we’re here to clue you in on the best board game deals to be had.
Maybe you dream of a big-box miniatures spectacular like Gloomhaven, whose lofty price tag has for too long lingered just out of your reach; maybe your sharp competitive acumen is itching to try a new strategy board game; perhaps your collection of historical board games currently leaves a crucial era shockingly unrepresented; or it could be that you just need a simple yet sublime kids’ board game to entertain your family’s young brains – and give yours a rest.
Whatever your cardboard-and-plastic poison, the likelihood is that Black Friday 2021 will throw up some tasty board game deals for you – so we’ll keep an eye on them all, and keep this guide updated with the biggest discounts on the best of the best.
For now, there’s still a bit of time to wait – but, while we’re daydreaming about that new Catan expansion, let’s recap the key dates and times for Black Friday 2021.
When is Black Friday 2021?
Black Friday 2021 is on Friday, November 26 – meaning Cyber Monday will be on Monday, November 29.
As ever, it’s likely to be the biggest sales day of the year for retailers, with a whole range of tabletop gaming delights available at huge discounts. These days, the celebrations (and savings) can sometimes live on throughout the month of November – but don’t be fooled; the biggest discounts are always limited to Black Friday weekend.
How to find the best Black Friday deals
Dead easy, this – we’ll keep this here guide stocked with the very best Black Friday board game deals (and, if you’re lucky, the best deals on card games, miniatures and other tabletop games too) – so make sure to bookmark this page and keep coming back through the weekend and Cyber Monday.
It’s also a very sensible plan to like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, to keep abreast of the latest deals (as well as the latest news and greatest guides, reviews, and more in the world of tabletop games, of course).
Plus, Wargamer isn’t an only child – our big sister site PCGamesN will be fanfaring the very finest Black Friday deals in PC games and PC gaming hardware; Pocket Tactics will be calling out the best mobile gaming deals; and The Loadout will be digging up the shiniest discounts for console gamers and esport lovers – so, if you’re a digital gamer too, be sure to keep a beady eye on their sites.
Best Black Friday board game deals 2021
Whoa, hang on, hold your horses, it isn’t even November yet!
Still, if you’re that keen, we’ve rustled up a few early Black Friday board game deals to keep you going: