You can never have enough board games. Sure, there are favorites that make their way out of the closet more often (‘sup Pie Face! ) everybody gets bored playing the same old thing, which means rotating the game-night headliner is key. To help up your arsenal of games, Amazon is having a massive one-day sale on board games, marking many up to 50-percent off.
And by massive, we mean massive: There are more than 142 games to choose from, including strategy, card/dice, social/party, cop-op/role-playing, and family night, with selections running the gamut from Cranium to Sorry to good old Stratego. To help you make your tough decision, here are some games you should think about getting during this big sale.
Strategy: Ticket to Ride Europe
Assuming the kids are tired of building trains from Sante Fe to Seattle or Montreal to Miami, this version of the strategy game Ticket to Ride asks players to craft a fun train trip through the cities of turn-of-the-century Europe.
Family Night: Escape The Room: Mystery at the Stargazer’s Manor
Marked down a full 50 percent, this escape room game for 3-8 players even includes “suggestions for music and costumes to create an immersive experience” so you can go full dinner mystery theater.
Social Game Night: Pandemic
In this game, 2-4 players work collaboratively to contain four disease outbreaks before humans are destroyed. It’s complex, difficult, and will definitely have the group bickering about the best place for the medic to go. It’s also a whole lot of fun.
Card/Dice: Bottom of the Ninth
Perfect for rainy days when you can’t get outside to play ball, Bottom Of The 9th is a dice-and-card game that pits pitcher against batter over the last three outs of the 9th inning.
Co-op/Role-Playing: Scotland Yard
The classic detective game in which everybody works together to catch Mister X (think: Carmen San Diego but less of a sightseer) regularly costs $40. Today it is $20.