Amazon Prime Day board game deals 2024: the best early offers

Amazon Prime Day board game deals
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If you’re looking for all the best Amazon Prime Day board game deals, you’ve come to the right place. Now that Amazon’s annual sale is underway, there are heaps of thrilling board game offers available and for the entire week we’ll be bringing you all of the most exciting deals we can find.

We’re already seeing no end of Amazon Prime Day deals throughout the board game space. Not only are some of the best classic board games getting price reductions but we’re seeing some great bargains among the best board games for adults. There are already plenty of savings to be had, so read on if you’re keen to pick up some new tabletop games right now.

While Amazon Prime Day officially takes place on July 16-17, deals from the two-day sales event usually spring up throughout the whole week, meaning it’s important to keep an eye on all the offers being revealed. Fortunately, we’ll be running down all of the best Prime Day deals as they arrive, so keep checking back here to discover all the board game bargains you can add to your collection.

Editor's top Prime Day board game deal picks

Editor's top Prime Day board game deal picks – US:

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Today's best early Prime Day board game deals - US

Stranger Things: Upside Down: $49.99 $35.99 at Amazon

Stranger Things: Upside Down: was $49.99 now $35.99 at Amazon

Looking to scratch your itch for nostalgia-tinged horror? The Stranger Things: Upside Down sees you play as characters from the show as they face off against the supernatural forces of the upside down. And it’s now been reduced to its best ever price, making it an even better bargain to pick up on the run up to Prime Day.

Genre: Co-operative strategy
Players: 2-4
Ages: 12+
Playtime: 60 minutes

Marvel Villainous: Mischief & Malice: $29.99$9.98 at Amazon

Marvel Villainous: Mischief & Malice: was $29.99 now $9.98 at Amazon

Ravensburger’s Villainous board game series allows you to play as villains from across a range of high-profile franchises. Marvel Villainous: Mischief & Malice gives you the opportunity to don the masks of Loki, Madame Masque, and M.O.D.O.K to crush a variety of Marvel superheroes. It’s also available for a whopping two-thirds off, giving you an awful lot of mayhem for your money.

Genre: Strategy
Players: 2-4
Ages: 12+
Playtime: 40-60 minutes

Earth - The Board Game: $49.99$38 at Amazon

Earth - The Board Game: was $49.99 now $38 at Amazon
One of 2023’s most hotly anticipated strategy board games, Earth is an excellent deck-builder with a well-realised environmental theme. Players take turns to build out their ecosystem, placing terrain, fungi, shrubs and trees in a 4x4 grid, with each card offering unique spatially orientated powers. Now available at its best ever price, this should definitely be on your wishlist during Prime Day.

Genre: Strategy
Players: 1-5
Ages: 8+
Playtime: 45-90 minutes

Ticket to Ride Rails & Sails: $89.99$57.49

Ticket to Ride Rails & Sails: was $89.99 now $57.49
It simply wouldn’t be Prime Day without a deal on Ticket to Ride, the rail-route-building classic. Ticket to Ride Rails & Sails expands that winning formula to include shipping routes, to allow you to span the globe with your transport network. While it’s not currently quite as cheap as it was during Prime Day 2023, it’s still available for a cracking price.

Genre: Strategy
Players: 2-5
Ages: 8+
Playtime: 90-120 minutes

Calico: $39.99$29.55 at Amazon

Calico: was $39.99 now $29.55 at Amazon
Looking for a family-friendly board game with a cosy theme? Calico is a great choice – particularly with more than $10 off. Your main aim is to attract cute kitties to your player mat by assembling the right combo of quilt tiles but additional objectives require you to meticulously plan the colors and patterns you place to maximize the points you net.

Genre: Puzzle
Players: 1-4
Ages: 10+
Playtime: 30-45 minutes

Today's best early Prime Day board game deals - UK

Codenames: £19.95 £14.97 at Amazon

Codenames: was £19.95 now £14.97 at Amazon
Utterly unforgiving and hilarious in equal measure, Codenames combines word association with code-cracking. Each turn your team’s spymaster supplies you a single codeword, using which you are required to guess multiple words on their board – all without guessing any of the opposing team’s words. 

Genre: Word
Players: 2-8
Ages: 10+
Playtime: 15 minutes

Scythe: £79.99£63.12 at Amazon

Scythe: was £79.99 now £63.12 at Amazon
Set during an alternative history version of early-20th century Europe, Scythe blends deep, asymmetrical strategy, gorgeous dieselpunk miniatures and area control mechanics. And with over £15 off, there’s never been a better time to add it to your board game shelf.

Genre: Strategy
Players: 1-5
Ages: 14+
Playtime: 90-115 minutes

Alien: Fate of the Nostromo: £34.99 £18.99 at Amazon

Alien: Fate of the Nostromo: was £34.99 now £18.99 at Amazon
Based on the horror classic, this co-operative strategy board pits you and your exquisitely detailed player pieces against HR Giger’s titular Alien in a battle for survival. At near its lowest price ever – a huge 46% off – this is well worth checking out for sci-fi and board game fans alike.

Genre: Co-operative strategy
Players: 1-5
Ages: 12+
Playtime: 60 minutes

Articulate: £32.99 £17.99 at Amazon

Articulate: was £32.99 now £17.99 at Amazon
A classic of family board game nights, Articulate sees your team guessing as many words as they can from your descriptions in 30 seconds – without you using the word itself, rhymes or derivatives. With 45% off, it’s now staggeringly affordable and a great option if you’re looking to entertain the older kids on quieter evenings.

Genre: Word game
Players: 4 - 20+
Ages: 12+
Playtime: 60 minutes

Jaws: £24.99£13.49 at Amazon

Jaws: was £24.99 now £13.49 at Amazon
Another board game based on a classic 1970s movie franchise, in which you’ll play either as the titular shark or co-operatively as Brody, Hopper and Quint to rescue swimmers on Amity Island’s beaches. And with 46% off its retail price, this is a Jaws-some deal.

Genre: Strategy
Players: 2-4
Ages: 12+
Playtime: 60 minutes

Amazon Prime Day board game deals: FAQs

When is Amazon Prime Day 2024?

This year, Amazon Prime Day is taking place from July 16-17, but you should expect the sales event to stretch across most of the week as retailers and online sellers will no doubt be keen to sell through as much discounted stock as possible.

Do you need Amazon Prime to get these deals?

The truth is that, yes, you will need an Amazon Prime subscription in order to take advantage of this bulk of this year's board game deals. However, if you're unfamiliar with the service, it thankfully isn't solely a gatekeeping mechanism preventing you from saving cash. Amazon Prime also grants access to Prime Video, next-day delivery, and a free Twitch Prime subscription for your favorite streamer on that content platform.

If you've never used Amazon Prime before, then you're eligible for a 30-day free trial that'll give you access to Prime Day's discounts without the subscription fee. Otherwise, Amazon Prime costs $14.99 / £8.99 per month.

Amazon Prime: 30-day free trial

Amazon Prime: 30-day free trial
If you've never signed up before you can get a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime to get access to this year's Prime Day deals. You get the same benefits as paid members, including free delivery, and access to other services such as Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Gaming and more. You can cancel at any time during the trial to avoid paying the regular fee, which is $14.99 / £8.99 per month.

How we chose these Prime Day board game deals

To bring you all of the best Prime Day board game deals, we check regularly check Amazon in the US and the UK to highlight the best discounts and flash deals. We also regularly check other major retailers to see how their prices compare and see whether we can locate any better board game deals for you.

Our team has many years of experience writing about and playing a wide variety of board games. When deciding on the deals that we believe to offer the best value, we consider both percentage savings and total discount amount, as well as the board games we believe offer the best value given their ratings and our personal experience playing them.

As no two board game fans have exactly the same tastes, we also make sure we’re including deals that cover board games in a wide variety of genres and that cater to different age ranges and ability levels.

Rhys Wood
Hardware Editor

Rhys is TRG's Hardware Editor, and has been part of the TechRadar team for more than two years. Particularly passionate about high-quality third-party controllers and headsets, as well as the latest and greatest in fight sticks and VR, Rhys strives to provide easy-to-read, informative coverage on gaming hardware of all kinds. As for the games themselves, Rhys is especially keen on fighting and racing games, as well as soulslikes and RPGs.

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