If you are looking to get your family more involved in game night, a new game can always help get the excitement flowing. Luckily, Amazon Prime Day is right around the corner this year beginning on July 11th and ending after the 12th. There are tons of great deals to take advantage of, but we found the best Amazon Prime Day deals on board games to give you the best options to try this summer.
ALSO READ: 5 Reasons Why Every Family Needs Game Night
7. Marvel Villainous: Infinite Power, $21.99
First up, Marvel Villainous: Infinite Power normally retails for $39.99, but is on sale for $21.99 for Prime Day. It is rated 4.6 out of 5 on Amazon based on 3.8k reviews and the original Villainous board game has thousands of positive reviews. Here’s what you need to know about the game play:
- Each player will take the role of one of five Marvel Villains: Thanos, Hela, Ultron, Taskmaster, or Killmonger.
- You’ll each have sinister goals to complete in order to become victorious.
- Included in the game are fate cards which show heroes like Iron Man, Thor, The Hulk, Black Widow, Black Panther, Captain America, and more.
- The mechanics are easy to play and each villain has their own easy-to-understand guide that shows you how to win.
- The Villainous board game line-up can be combined, for maximum cross-over. For instance, pick up the Disney Villains board game to integrate a mix of characters.
This game is a great deal and it is suitable for players ages 10 and older. As a result, it can be perfect for the whole family to try together.
6. Pandemic, $30
For more Amazon Prime Day deals on board games, check out Pandemic. The Pandemic strategy board game normally retails at $39.99 but you can pick it up right now for $30. This board game is currently rated at 4.8 out of 5 from 12.5k reviews, so you know its popular among board game-lovers. The games is all too relatable after Covid-19, so here’s what you need to know:
- Work as a family, cooperatively, using the different game characters’ to stop an evolving pandemic.
- Put your cooperation, communication, and strategy to the test as you work towards a cure.
- Never let the game get stale, as Pandemic offers countless expansions and spin-offs.
- The game is easy to learn and requires 2-4 players.
- On average, one game will take 45 minutes.
5. Star Wars Imperial Assault, $93.98
Star Wars Imperial Assault usually costs $109.99, but you can now get it on Amazon for $93.98. It is rated a 4.7 out of 5 from 1k ratings. Anyone who appreciates the Star Wars franchise will love this action-packed board game and you can definitely play as a family. The premise is that the mighty Imperial army fights against the Rebel Alliance in a series of missions leading up to a final showdown.
- You will build armies and compete in missions during the Galactic Civil War after the destruction of the Death Star.
- Made for 1 to 5 players and is suitable for ages 14 and older.
- The average playtime is roughly 1 to 2 hours.
- Contains over 30 missions, guaranteeing no two games are ever the same.
- It has 34 plastic figures, over 200 cards, over 50 modular map tiles, and more.
4. Mansions of Madness, $87.99
Mansions of Madness is another one of the deals on board games you should snag this Prime Day. This board game typically costs $109.99, but you can get it now for $87.99 on Amazon. It is rated a 4.7 out of 5 from 2.3k ratings and Amazon customers say it was very engaging to play as a family. However, it is a horror game, so you should make sure children above the age of 14 are comfortable with the themes to come.
- Players take the part of investigators, entering the darkened rooms of haunted Arkham mansions and other sinister locales to discover strange secrets and solve cunning puzzles.
- A free digital app is required to play Mansions of Madness. This immersive companion app guides players, step by step, through each scenario.
- Suitable for teens and adults ages 14 and up.
- Can be played with 1 to 5 players.
- The average game time is 2 to 3 hours.
3. Exploding Kittens, $19.82
If the name of this card game caught your attention, then you’re not alone. This card is rated at 4.7 out of 5 from 82.8k reviews with people raving about how it is fun and easy to play in spirit. Essentially, you draw cards until someone gets the “exploding” version and they are out of the game. It’s like Russian Roulette, but with cats and way more age appropriate for children. At $20, it’s a bargain!
- Ideal for family and friends who love the idea of playing a fast-paced game.
- Won the Game Of The Year Award and has sold over 10 million copies.
- Super simple to pick up and play, and great fun on road trips, family game nights, or camping.
- Each game only takes 15 minutes to play and it is suitable for 2-5 players aged 7 plus.
- The box includes 56 cards. They also have expansion sets available.
2. Scythe, $67.18
Scythe takes us back in time to unrest in 1920s Europa. In this fictional tale, the Great War has just ended and “The Factory” that supplied materials is now closed. This board game normally retails for $79.99, but it is currently available for $67.18. The game is rated at 4.8 out of 5 on Amazon.com, from 4.6k reviews.
- Set in the 1920s in an alternative history.
- Pick a faction, build mechs, and farm the land, all the while exploring the mysterious factory and protecting your land.
- Includes stunning artwork and small playing pieces.
- Suitable for teenagers 14 and older.
- A single game can be played in 90-120 minutes.
1. Throw Throw Burrito, $24.99
Lastly, one of our favorite deals on board games is this Throw Throw Burrito set. Somehow, this game combines card matching with dodgeball and some toy-shaped burritos. It’s a super fun, fast-paced, and friendly game that kids think is hilarious. It is rated 4.7 out of 5 on Amazon from 34.5k reviews.
- Made by the same people who did Exploding Kittens, this game is perfect for outside play or in bigger rooms.
- It does require some light physical activity.
- Collect matching cards before your opponents, while dodging 3-foot-tall inflatable burritos.
- It takes 15 minutes to play a game and is suitable for 2-6 players.
- The box includes 120 cards, 7 tokens, and 2 inflatable burritos.