The best family board game deals for Christmas, including Articulate and Monopoly
As families prepare to get together this Christmas, we’ve rounded up some of the best deals on classic board games like Articulate and Monopoly.
Whether you’re looking for a last-minute gift or getting ready for Christmas, board games can be a great answer.
But prices for games like Monopoly, Scrabble, Jenga, Cluedo, and more can vary depending on where you buy them.
Online stores like Amazon offer great deals, but if you’re buying online, you’ll also need to consider delivery costs.
Before parting with your cash, you should always compare the price with other retailers.
Here we’ve looked at where you can find some of the best deals on popular titles.
How to Compare Prices to Get the Best Deal
JUST because something is on offer or part of a sale, doesn’t mean it’s always a bargain.
There are plenty of comparison websites that will check prices for you – so don’t pay more than necessary.
Most of them work by comparing prices from hundreds of retailers.
Here are a few we recommend:
- Google Shopping is a tool that allows users to search and compare product prices on the web. Simply type keywords or product number to view search results.
- price spy saves the cost history of something from over 3,000 different retailers, including Argos, Amazon, eBay and supermarkets. Once you’ve selected an individual product, you can quickly compare which stores have the best price and which ones have it in stock.
- Idealo is another website that allows you to compare prices between retailers. All shoppers need to do is search for the item they need and the website will rank them from cheapest to most expensive.
- CamelCamelCamel only works on products sold on Amazon. To use it, enter the URL of the product whose price you want to check.
Articulate at Asda
- Was: £32.97. Now: £20.00. Save: £12.97 (40%) – Buy now
You can save 40% when you buy hinged products from Asda after the supermarket slashed the price to £20.
Customers can buy it in store according to their local branch stock.
They can also order the game online, but delivery charges will apply and many Asda delivery slots before Christmas are already booked.
To play, you must describe words from six different categories to your team as quickly as possible in order to progress on the board.
Argos is also selling Articulate for £20 and even has a special Christmas version of the game for the same price.
Scrabble at Amazon
- Was: £19.99. Now: £11.99. Save: £8 (40%) – Buy now
For wordsmiths, Amazon has reduced the price of Scrabble from £8 to £11.99 with free same-day delivery.
The game is about accumulating points by creating words from the letters you pick up and can be played by two to four people – or teams.
If you’d rather buy the game from a store, Smyths is also selling the game for £11.99 instead of £19.99 with free click and collect.
You can also have your Scrabble board delivered to your home with Smyths Toys, but this will cost you £2.99.
Jenga at Smyths Toys
- Was: £11.99. Now: £9.99. Save: £2 (16%) – Buy now
Smyths Toys slashed the price of Jenga by 16% ahead of Christmas, so you can now save £2 when you buy the game for £9.99.
You can order it online and collect it for free from your local Smyths store with click and collect or you can have it delivered for £2.99.
Jenga can be played with two or more people by slowly taking turns moving the ever-growing tower bricks without it falling.
John Lewis and Argos are also selling the game for £10 – just 1 pence more than Smyths Toys.
Connect 4 at Tesco
- Was: £5. Now: £4.50. Save: £50 (10%) – Buy now
Tesco is selling a compact mobile version of the Connect 4 game for just £4.50.
But if you’re looking for a larger version, the best deal we could find was at Smyths Toys for £10.99.
The game is a head-to-head battle of dropping yellow or red counters in a grid to get four in a row first.
Monopoly at Tesco
- Was: £20. Now: £15. Save: £5 (25%) – Buy now
This family favorite is on offer for £15 at Tesco, which was the cheapest deal we could find.
Asda also put the game on sale before Christmas, slashing it from £29 to £16.
You can pick up the game in-store and online at these two supermarkets, but delivery slots will likely be booked out before Christmas and will cost you extra.
Two to six players are best for Monopoly which follows a long drawn out battle to bankrupt your opponents by buying property in London.
If you prefer to order the game online, Very sells the game for £16.99 down from £22.99.
Cluedo at Asda
- Was: £20.97. Now: £15. Save: £5.97 (28%) – Buy now
Asda has the best deal we could find for Cluedo, selling the murder mystery game for £15.
The game allows between two and six players and you win by determining the murderer, murder weapon, and crime scene from an array of different characters.
The next cheapest was Smyths, where you can pick up the board game for £19.99 plus free delivery.
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