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Tabletop gaming is enjoying a serious renaissance, from celeb-filled Dungeons & Dragons livestreams to days-long Gloomhaven campaigns. Amazon Prime Day, happening now, is offering great deals on many of these popular games.
Here’s what caught my eye around Prime Day, with some great deals at Target, and Amazon matching a couple of them as well. We’ll be updating this list throughout the day with new deals, and moving expired ones to a No Longer Available section at the bottom to help you keep track.
I’m playing this right now (and I paid a lot more than $26 for it via the original Kickstarter campaign). It’s a family friendly mix of a card game and a miniatures game, and simple enough for kids to learn.
Yes, technically this is a Warhammer 40K miniatures game, but don’t let that scare you off. This is a small-footprint game, with a few space station map tiles, some Space Marines and a bunch of cards and tokens. It’s a fun little corridor shooter, and you’ll probably be 3D printing or buying some Necrons to replace the cardboard enemy tokens before you know it. That’s how they get you…
Mansions of Madness, a Lovecraft-themed adventure, is easily my favorite modern-day tabletop game, as noted in my list of the best overall modern board games. If you already have the base game, which can run around $80, this is the best expansion set, taking the action to the streets of, you guessed it, Arkham.