Black Friday deals on board games have already begun and now's the best time to go all in. That includes discounts on some of the best board games out there, and why look somewhere else when Amazon Black Friday sale can save you up to 40% on titles from Thames & Kosmos, Gamewright and more!

Since there are families who are still hesitant to go out due to the pandemic, expect board games to sell very well in the upcoming weeks so don't wait around too long! Lucky for you, we've gone ahead and got the best board game deals for you this Black Friday so you can use that saved time to actually play them and have fun!

1. One Night Ultimate Werewolf

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One Night Ultimate Werewolf is an excellent choice for a fun mystery game for family and friends. Each player gets a unique role that opens so many possibilities -- including creatures that howl at the full moon. It's the ultimate game of wink murder. It's the perfect game for families with trust issues. Rife with misdirection and foul play, this board game is a real winner, especially at that price. 

2. Exit: The Sinister Mansion

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Exit: The Sinister Mansion is a cardstock and paper-based tabletop escape room series that is only playable once. The act of finishing the game destroys some of the components. It's a standard, destructible play-at-home escape game with a moderate level of difficulty. The core gameplay revolved around searching, puzzling, and making connections. This game presents a situation where you're invited as guests to a mansion, but upon your arrival, you realized that your host had locked you in and you have to puzzle your way out.

3. Exit: The Abandoned Cabin

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In Exit: The Abandoned Cabin, your car breaks down in a place with no kind of cell service (as most games of this nature tend to not have), and so you go to sleep in someone’s cabin that you just … find. Surprisingly, you don’t get murdered immediately, but you are instead locked inside of the cabin by a mysterious person who threatens to murder you once he gets back, unless you escape. Sounds riveting? Well, you can expect more twists and turns wrapped in that fluid and exciting Exit gameplay you all know and love.

4. Exit: The Forgotten Island

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Exit: The Forgotten Island is aimed more for the experienced but not overly experienced escape room aficionados. The included hints and puzzles feel like one of the closest replications of escape rooms while still being approachable and fun for more intense gamers. For fans of escape rooms looking for yet another challenge, The Forgotten Island fits right in line with expectations with exciting twists and clever puzzles. You can't go wrong with this one.

5. Exit: The House of Riddles

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in Exit: The House of Riddles, you receive an invitation from your three investigator friends to come and check out their House of Riddles. For some reason, even though by this point you’ve been locked in everything, save for a county fair portapotty, you decide that this is a good idea. Naturally, as soon as you show up, your friends are nowhere to be seen and the door shuts and locks behind you. Honestly, this is kind of on you. Can you get out of this riddle-ridden house and find your friends before it’s too late?

6. The Crew - Quest for Planet Nine

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In the co-operative trick-taking game The Crew - Quest for Planet Nine, you set out as astronauts on an unlikely space adventure. This eventful journey through space extends over 50 exciting missions. But this game can only be defeated by meeting the common individual tasks of each player. In order to meet the varied challenges, communication is key, but this is easier said than done in the vacuum of space.

7. Ultimate Catch Phrase Electronic Party Game

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Ultimate Catch Phrase Electronic Party Game. Quick, rattle off as many clues until somebody on your team yells the word or phrase you want to hear. Get as physical as you want. Gesture. Say anything you want. Just keep talking. And keep passing. Because if the buzzer goes off while you're holding the disk, the other guys get the point in CATCH PHRASE. This game includes over 5,000 words and phrases not seen in other catchphrase games.

8. Forbidden Desert

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It is rare to find a board game that takes more than an hour to win, and less than ten minutes to lose. Yet somehow, Matt Leacock, the creator of Forbidden Desert managed to do it in an emotional and riveting board game. This sequel is no simple reskin of an older game. Leacock took all of the amazing parts of Forbidden Island and added a number of twists and complexities that really bring this desert to life.

 

9. Machi Koro

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Machi Koro is a light game that’s fairly easy to learn and play. Each player starts the game with two buildings and must be the first to build all four of their landmarks to win. Each turn, a player rolls 1 or 2 dice, activates any buildings with a matching number, and then uses their money to buy new buildings from the market. This can lead to powerful strings that can ultimately secure a victory. If you're in the market for something that's lightweight and is quick to play, this is definitely a strong contender.

10. Saboteur: Mother Lode Bonus Pack

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Can you and your fellow miners build a path to the hidden gold, or will the saboteurs thwart your efforts? In Saboteur: Mother Lode Bonus Pack, you’ll have to overcome cave-ins, broken lanterns, and busted pickaxes, along with special action cards that let other miners steal your gold and swap their identity. But the key bonus features in this set are team play and new characters who add competing motives. This bonus pack includes everything from the original game and the Saboteur 2 Expansion Pack, plus a collectors’ card that introduces a sly special character.

11. Adventure Games: Monochrome, Inc.

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Explore places, combine items, and experience stories in Adventure Games, a series of co-operative games from German publisher KOSMOS. In each of these titles, players are presented with a mysterious story that they must unravel over the course of play. In  Adventure Games: Monochrome, Inc., players have been instructed to break into the research building named in the game's title, and once they get inside this tower's mirrored windows, they are left on their own. What they find there, what conclusions they draw from these items, and how this nerve-wracking story ends is entirely in their hands.

12. Qwinto by Pandasaurus Games

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In Qwinto, each player will attempt to complete as many numbers as possible on their score sheet to gain points. There are three different colored rows and a die in each of those three colors. Depending on what die (or dice) is rolled limits the row that you can write the result into, but your results have to ascend from left to right and you can’t use a duplicate number in a row or column. Qwinto offers a lot of depth without a lot of complexity. It plays well at all player counts yet only takes about 15 minutes.

13. RWBY: Combat Ready

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RWBY: Combat Ready is an exciting cooperative game for 2-4 players, with modified rules for 5 players. It captures the flavor and excitement of the animated web series RWBY from Rooster Teeth, with fast-paced battles, where all players are actively involved and engaged at the same time. Really, what you’re doing is cooperatively fighting a villain duel after duel with a little bit of deck building mixed in, a combo rarely seen in a co-op. Everyone always feels involved in this game. Only one player is squaring off against the villain, but the other players have plenty of ways that they can help out.

 

14. Dragonwood A Game of Dice & Daring

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In Dragonwood, you collect sets of adventurer cards to earn dice, which you then use to roll against your foes. Stomp on some fire ants, scream at a grumpy troll, or strike the menacing orange dragon with a magical silver sword. Choose your strategy carefully because the landscape of Dragonwood is ever-changing. Only the bravest will overcome the odds to emerge victorious!

15. Shifting Stones by Gamewright

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To begin Shifting Stones, one to five players are each dealt four starting cards, with tile patterns on them distinct by color and orientation. In the communal area is a 3×3 grid of nine double-sided tiles. Players must move and flip the flat stones into patterns corresponding with those found on the cards in their hands. There is a catch, however, as individuals must discard cards in order to manipulate the tiles in front of them -- one card for one action. It's a lovely little family game that is both engaging and aesthetically pleasing. While it might be recommended for smaller groups, there’s enough replay value to enjoy the game over and over.

16. Monopoly: Aspen Colorado

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With Monopoly: Aspen Colorado, you can now gaze upon the wonder of America's premier ski resort town and year-round destination. Never has a board game given you an opportunity to own it all like this one. Buy, sell, and trade iconic locations in Aspen Colorado build cabins and lodges on your properties. Take in the iconic scenery and local shops as you gather with friends to enjoy a fun new take on the classic Monopoly Board Game. This set features 6 custom tokens: Brown Bear, Gondola, Hiking Boot, Skier, Aspen Leaf, and Cowboy Hat.

17. A Little Off Topic

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A Little Off Topic is a great game for parties or just having fun with your family. With 2-8 players, it works well in all situations. For those of you who remember Scattergories, this game is similar to that, only better! It is easy to learn and play, but also surprisingly challenging. All players are given dry erase boards and markers on which to write their answers down. There are no worries about running out of papers or scoresheets or finding enough pens for everyone. Then each player uses the same topic card and a dice is rolled to give you a letter that all your answers must start with. It's up to you to come up with the most unique and witty answers.

18. Funko Disney The Haunted Mansion – Call of The Spirits

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Disney's beloved The Haunted Mansion comes to life -- err, death -- in this hauntingly fun family board game. Explore all the classic rooms of the ghost-infested manor, from the festivities-filled Ballroom to the scarily eerie Attic and out to the Graveyard and beyond in search of spirits. Beware, though, of the Hitchhiking Ghosts, who are notorious for “following you home” as that may spell your doom in the end! 

There are no restrictions and no pressure. It’s one of the greatest features that board games possess. They can be played anywhere and anytime. The possibilities are endless! You may feel excitement, adventure, courage or, perhaps, even loneliness and sadness, but there’s always a chance to play and connect with like-minded people. Get the best deals on board games this Black Friday now!