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Dealmaster: Get Azul, 2018’s “Board Game of the Year,” for a new low of $23

Thursday March 14, 2019. 08:19 PM , from Ars Technica
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Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Today's list is headlined by a deal for board game lovers, as Michael Kiesling's Azul is down to $22.84 on Amazon. The game has been hovering around $26 or so for the past few weeks, but if you're looking to save a few bucks on a new game for the family, this is the lowest we've seen it on the site to date (excluding brief dips from less reputable third-party sellers).
For those not familiar with Azul, it won last year's Spiel des Jahres, a German award that is arguably the most prestigious in board gaming. Kiesling has won a few of those over the course of his decades-long career, so there's some critical weight to the game. The Dealmaster won't dive into a full description of how Azul works, but we urge you to take a look at our review from last July for a more in-depth look. In short, Azul is a tile-laying game that's dead simple to set up and get going but gradually opens itself up to more tactical play. It's on the abstract side, but Ars' Nate Anderson ultimately deemed it 'an ideal weeknight game, or a game-night opener, or a family title.' We estimate each playthrough to take about a half-hour to finish.
If board games aren't your thing, we also have a site-wide 31.4 percent-off sale at ThinkGeek (it is Pi Day, after all), an Amazon Gold Box sale on Acer PC gear, deals on Nintendo Switch bundles and Kindle e-readers, and more. Have a look for yourself below.
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