New Year’s Day | Year-End Board Game Deals [Updated 2021]

New Year’s Day is a great moment to pick up board game deals, if you know where to find them. So in this post we tell you our favorite spot to save on our budget by picking up some discounts.

This article is part of our series How to Save Money on Board Games, in which we explain how to get board games on a discount.

Why do Board Games go on Sale on New Year's Day?

Retailers stock up on products for the holiday shopping seasons, but they don’t always sell out their stock. Year-End deals are a way for these retailers to clear out their holiday inventories to make space for the new year.

This is also why the biggest discounts on New Year’s Day tend to be on products that were less popular than expected. But, even popular products often go on sale, because retailers often prefer to buy too much stock rather than too little (because when they sell out they can’t make money anymore, whereas excess stock can usually still be turned around for a discount price).

Board games are a big holiday item because they make great gifts, and therefore everything we just said applies to board games. So, if you’re looking to buy board games on a discount, you should watch the Year-End sales.

Where do I find Year-End Board Game Deals?

You can find Year-End board game deals at local retailers as well as online.

For example, you can find all of Amazon’s New Year’s Deals on their Year-End Deals page. They normally list their deals there somewhere between Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

Where else can I find Board Game Deals?

If you’re interested in other ways to get discounts on your board games, you can check out our guide on how to get great board game deals.