The Best Board Game Deals You Can Score for August 2021

Have fun with the family by taking advantage of these board game deals.

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The Best Deals on Board Games

Chloe Jeong / TripSavvy

Looking to add a little excitement to a family vacation or staycation? Add a board game to your packing list and prepare for some next-level fun. Board games are great for camping trips (especially car camping, where you have more space), where you can hang out at the campground picnic tables and roll the dice. If you're taking a road trip, a full-sized game might not be the best move, but there are plenty of smaller options. And now, a majority of them are all on sale.

With everything from Trivia Games to Catan and Scramble, you have plenty of options to add some friendly competition to your trip (or once you arrive). May the best player win! 

Looking for more deals? The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale kicks off this week (though if you're a Nordy Club member, it's already begun). Crate & Barrel just launched its Summer Clearance Event, and Verishop has its Epic End of Season Sale, each with lots of toy and game options at fantastic savings.

We update these sales weekly, but products go fast! If something is out of stock or no longer discounted, check back next week for a batch of new deals.

Mancala Board Game

Mancala Board Game

Courtesy of Overstock

Normally $47, Now $37 on Home Depot

A board game that’s all about strategy! Up to four people can play this Mancala version. You’ll each take turns moving stones around the space, in hopes of collecting the most gems as you go. This game includes 96 blue, pink, green, and clear stones and folds up for easy storage or portability.

Goliath Rattlesnake Jake Game

Goliath Rattlesnake Jake Game
Courtesy Walmart.

Normally $20, Now $8 at Walmart

On your turn, try and get the gold back, piece by piece that Rattlesnake Jake stole. Each move, he rattles to warn you until he strikes! If Jake strikes on your turn, you have to give him back half of all your nuggets. The player with the most gold at the end wins. For two or more players, ages 4 and up.

The lowest price we've seen for this game is $8.

Asmodee Spot it! Card Game

Asmodee Spot it! Card Game

Courtesy Walmart

Normally $13, now $10

A sharp eye and quick reactions are what’s called for in this fast-paced matching card game. Between any two cards there is only one item of the many shown that matches (items may be reversed, sized differently or otherwise visually challenging). The rules are simple, and gameplay can be raucous. Two to eight players, ages seven and up.

Giant Tumbling Timber Toy

Giant Tumbling Timber Toy

Courtesy Amazon

Normally $100, Now $70

The oversize version of this popular tabletop game is ideal to encourage kids (or anyone) to get outdoors. While it may be too large to throw in the back of the car for a brief road trip, if you’re spending a few weeks in a cabin or beach house, this game is sure to be a hit (and it's perfect for staycation Fourth of July backyard barbecues). Comes with carrying/storage crate.

The lowest price we've seen for this game is $70.

Atelier D Wooden Dominos

Atelier D Wooden Dominos

Courtesy Huckberry

Normally $50, Now $33

Summer and dominos go hand-in-hand and while there’s definitely nothing wrong with classic “bones,” this hardwood set takes the game to new spaces. Concentric hexagons, laser-etched into the wood replace traditional pips, and the set looks as good sitting on a mantlepiece as it does in action by the pool. Includes cotton carrying bag.

Hasbro Connect 4 Shots Game

Hasbro Connect 4 Shots Game

Courtesy Amazon

Normally $21, Now $15

Combine the targeting skills of beer pong with the stacking, four-in-a-row fun of Connect 4 and you’ve got this fast-paced, physical twist on the classic. Players attempt to bounce their balls simultaneously into the slots to win. Comes in its own carrying case for easy transport.

The lowest price we've seen for this game is $15.

LCR Left Center Right Dice Game

LCR Left Center Right Dice Game

Courtesy Amazon

Normally $12, Now $7

A super-quick and fun party game for three or more players. Each player starts with the same number of chips. Roll the dice: how they land determines whether you’ll give up one or more chips to your left or right, or build up the pot in the center. The last person with a chip gets the entire thing. Ideal for all ages, and an easy way to get everyone off their screens for a little bit.

Wyzworks Fast Sling Puck Board Game

Wyzworks Fast Sling Puck Board Game

Courtesy Wayfair

Was $38, Now $26

Equally at home as a decorative item on the mantel top or entertaining bored children at the campsite, this tabletop hockey game is crafted from wood, quick to learn, and not too challenging to master.

Ticket to Ride

Ticket to Ride Boardgame

Courtesy of Walmart

Normally $55, Now $44

Hop on board a cross-country adventure to construct train tracks all over North America. Anyone who builds the longest train and can claim the most paths from city to city gets points. With various strategies, players love that you get a unique outcome every time.

The lowest price we've seen for this game is $33.

Arlmont & Co. Willingham Handmade Mah Jongg

Arlmont & Co. Willingham Handmade Mah Jongg

Courtesy Wayfair

Normally $68, Now $65

Popular in East Asia for more than a century, Mah Jongg has seen revived interest and younger fans in the U.S. over the past few years. Take turns drawing and discarding tiles in often fast-paced rounds until you get the hand you want, build your score, and win the game. This beautiful set is handcrafted from raintree wood featuring 144 tiles painted with Chinese symbols. Easy to learn, a lifetime to master.

Z-Man House of Danger Choose Your Own Adventure

Z-Man House of Danger Choose Your Own Adventure

Courtesy Walmart

Normally $23, Now $15

Remember Choose Your Own Adventure books? Z-Man has adapted the classic concept to board game format. You can play on your own (ages 10+), but it’s more fun with friends. Each choice involves risk and challenges, and every game ends differently, just like the books.

Passport To Culture

Passport to Culture

Courtesy of Amazon

Normally $30, Now $28 at Fat Brain Toys

If you have a Trivial Pursuit-level knowledge of other countries, this is the game for you. Show off your skills with quiz questions, then win stamps for your 'passport.' This game is great for multiple players, and in teams, too.

Apples to Apples Junior

Apples to Apples

Courtesy of Walmart

Normally $20, Now $14

A lot more kid-friendly than Cards Against Humanity, your little one can grab four to eight friends for this game, since it's geared toward kids aged 9 and up. The “judge” holds the green apple card, and the rest of the players hand over the red card in their hands that they think pairs with the green card the best. The judge then picks their favorite and that person wins that round. Pack this in your beach bag for when the water isn't quite warm enough for the kids to swim in all day long.

The lowest price we've seen for this game is $13.

Giant Uno

Giant Uno

Courtesy of Macys

Normally $20, Now $15 at Walmart

Your classic Uno game—but three times bigger! You don’t have to worry about losing the cards at the beach or when you’re traveling thanks to this enlarged deck of cards. The object of the game is the same: match the number or color of the card on top of the discard pile. The first to get rid of all their cards (and shout “uno” when they have just one left), wins the game. 

The lowest price we've seen for this toy is $12.

Carcassonne Strategy Board Game

Carcassonne Board Game

Courtesy of Walmart

Normally $40, Now $27

The Carcassonne castle is a popular destination in France, but you don't need to hop on a plane to visit. This board game lets you explore sans passport. Each player starts from scratch, building up the board with roads, cities, fields, and monasteries, while role-playing as a knight, monk, thief, or farmer to gain tiles, followers, and ultimately points to win. The game typically lasts for about 35 minutes, and is recommended for ages seven and up.

The lowest price we've seen for this game is $27.

Mall Madness

Mall Madness

Courtesy of Walmart

Normally $25, Now $15

Like a mini-shopping excursion from the comfort of your home, players stop by the nail salon, candy store, arcade, electronics store, and more as you play this 3D game. The goal is to cross off items on the must-buy list. It even has a food court, as you pick up food tokens and add spaces to your next move. Players also have to get cash out of the ATM to pay for items or swipe the credit card when they can. 

The lowest price we've seen for this game is $15.

Scrabble Game

Scrabble

Courtesy of Walmart

Normally $21, Now $18 at Walmart

Another classic board game, this one involves some thinking and digging deep into your mental vocabulary bank. Aim to build big words or to land on the triple letter score, so you can rack up your points and come out a winner—as top wordsmith.

The lowest price we've seen is $14 on Amazon.

Catan 5th Edition Board Game with 5-6 Player Extension Pack

Catan 5th Edition Board Game

Courtesy of Amazon

Normally $30, Now $24 at Amazon

Compete against even more people to build settlements, roads, and cities with this Settlers of Catan game and expansion pack. With the extra pack, you can add one to two more players to the mix, making it even more difficult (or easy, depending on your skills) to claim your land and gain resources, like grain, ore, wool, and brick—all of which you use to barter and build your town. Note: you'll want to pick up the core game (also currently on sale) to use this extension. $23 is the lowest price we've seen for this item.

Mouse Trap Game

Mouse Trap Game

Courtesy of Walmart

Normally $20, Now $10 at Walmart

Before you can send your mice around the board to catch cheese, you (and the kids) have to put together this obstacle course-like game. From various slides to a boot that kicks over a bucket, you’ll find that one move can set off a whole series of events in this game. It’s great for ages 6 and up.

I Should Have Known That

I Should Have Known That

Courtesy of Macys

Normally $20, Now $15 at Urban Outfitters

Grab your trivia-loving pals and settle into game night. Featuring more than 400 questions, you don’t get points for the right answers, but rather, you lose points for the wrong answers. Covering a number of categories, the questions relate to topics you should know…but might not. The questions aren't too challenging, so it's great for mixed family play.

This game can be challenging to find in brick-and-mortar stores, so ordering online is your best bet.

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Robert Haynes-Peterson is a writer and editor who has attended Toy Fair NY for over a decade, and provided game and toy trend coverage for Business Insider, AskMen.com and Dolls Magazine among others. He updates this page weekly with the best board game deals. He and his family are avid board game players, and he almost never flips the board when he loses.

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