Amazon touted today’s deal of the day as its “epic daily deal,” and the shoe certainly fits when it includes one of the most epic RPG-in-a-box titles of all time. Gloomhaven is currently on sale, matching its all-time low of $ 85 just for today. This cuts its usual MSRP of $ 140 by 40%. If you’ve ever thought about playing Dungeons and Dragons but I have never been able to convince one of your friends to buckle down and work as a gamemaster, Gloomhaven could be the perfect solution for you and up to three friends.
The cardboard game offerings don’t stop there, with many lighter and easily accessible titles on sale as well. If you like simple games that use cards and dice and can be learned and played in under an hour, consider Dragon wood for only $ 10. Are you a mystery murder fan? You can choose between two Case closed ThinkFun games to solve, A story to die for, and A pinch of murder – each only $ 10. Do you prefer something totally unique? Grow trees in the beautifully designed game of Photosynthesis for $ 23. Want to play co-op with your friends and family in a fantastic elemental exploration and survival game? Gamewright Forbidden island and Forbidden desert are amazing introductions for getting new players into designer board games, and they cost just $ 14 and $ 17, respectively.
If some of these titles are relatively unfamiliar to you, this one may not need to be introduced. Catania helped create the era of modern table and board games we live in today. It has been an institution in the gaming world since its release in 1995 and has maintained its popularity and influence over the years. There are plenty of expansions and spin-offs out there, as well as a myriad of games based on them. The base game of Catania is currently on sale on Amazon for just $ 30, while the 25th anniversary edition is $ 52 and some additional extensions range from $ 16 to $ 30.
There are so many great games to choose from, with enough variety in genres that should satisfy fans of classic and modern board games. Here are some other top titles we recommend: