Board games can offer hours of entertainment for family and friends, but sometimes their price tag can discourage people from buying them. That’s why Black Friday is the perfect time to buy board games. With the holiday shopping season in full swing and retailers offering discounts on almost everything, shoppers can maximize their savings by taking advantage of great deals on all kinds of board games. Here are a few tips to keep in mind while shopping for board games this Black Friday:
Alternatives for Non-Black Friday shoppers
Many board game companies and retailers offer pre-order discounts, as well as various holiday sales and other discounts throughout the year. Pre-order discounts come in the form of one-time coupons that can be used to purchase any eligible product at a discounted price. These can be marketed either directly or through a gamestore’s newsletter. Additionally, some stores may offer an even greater discount if one orders multiple copies of the same game.
Holiday sales are typically available December 1st through New Year’s Eve but usually extend over the Christmas shopping season and into January when stores offer post-holiday discounts to clear out older stock. Some stores or websites may also create promotional codes for online purchases that will offer a special price on certain games for a limited time only.
Some retailers may also feature coupons for heavily discounted prices on holidays like National Gamers Day, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. Other deals vary from store to store but could include additional discounts on newly released accessories, combining two games of similar value into one bundle, or participating in surveys or giveaways that give shoppers small rewards every time they make a purchase.
Ultimately, while Black Friday is probably the most popular day to save money on board games and gaming accessories, there is always opportunity throughout the year to find the best deals without waiting for Black Friday.
Discount Tracking Strategies
Tracking strategies for Board Game sales on Black Friday can include subscribing to promotional emails from retailers, following deals and coupon sites for the best offers, and utilizing loyalty programs. Retailers often send out emails notifying customers of any upcoming sales on board games or other items – so signing up to their mailing list is an effective way to stay informed of discounts. Deals and coupon sites provide good resources as they aggregate the latest deals across a variety of retailers and items. Last but not least, it’s a great idea to sign up for loyalty programs at your favorite stores if they’re available; these may include access to unique offers only available to members that you won’t find anywhere else!
Updates & Resources
More and more companies, both large and small, are offering special discounts for Black Friday shoppers who are looking for board games. Many companies offer deals throughout the day, such as starter kits with discounted individual pieces, larger packages that include additional gaming accessories and pieces to play more people or create different scenarios within the same game. Special limited-edition versions of popular board games may also be available at discounted prices. Some board game designers may offer promotional items such as free printable expansions or downloadable content to add variety and new elements while playing. Other discounts may allow shoppers to buy multiple board games at a reduced cost. Additionally, stores like Amazon and other online retailers offer periodic sales through their websites as well, ensuring that shoppers can find the best deal available on any given day.
Keeping up with current offers can be tricky, but following blogs and forums devoted to tabletop gaming can help one stay informed about upcoming events where deals might be offered. Also following various board game industry news feeds on social media such as Twitter and Facebook is a great way to stay on top of the latest discounts from independent gaming companies as well as large publishers like Hasbro or Wizards of the Coast. By staying abreast of news from independent stores and vendors around the world, gamers can really maximize their budget by taking advantage of promotional offerings from lesser-known shops which often have amazing deals for fans who know about them!
I love playing all kinds of games – from classics like Monopoly to modern favourites like Ticket to Ride.
I created this blog as a way to share my love of board games with others, and provide information on the latest releases and news in the industry.