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Black Friday sales begin in earnest today, with massive discounts available on everything from mattresses to toys, and heated throws to air fryers. With much of the internet taking part, we’ve got our finger on the pulse and our eyes peeled for Black Friday bargains.
There’s nothing quite like a good old fashioned board game on Christmas afternoon for screen-free fun, bonding with your loved ones and a chance to digest your Christmas dinner. A new board game makes a fantastic addition to a Christmas Eve box, and we were thrilled to see some Mumsnetter favourites heavily discounted as part of Amazon’s Black Friday sale.
Whether you’re celebrating with teens, grandparents, friends or toddlers, we think there’s a crowd-pleasing board game to suit every Christmas table amongst this haul.
Here’s our pick of the best deals on family board games this Black Friday.
HUGE savings on classic games
Trivial Pursuit Family Edition - was £35, now £23! | Buy now
HeroQuest Game System - was £100, now £48 | Buy now
The Game of Life - was £28, now £20 | Buy now
Connect 4 - was £14, now £10 | Buy now
Top discounts on Mumsnetter favourites
When is Black Friday 2023?
Black Friday 2023 is officially 24 November, but as we've seen in recent years, retailers tend to kick off their sales a few days or even weeks beforehand so it's well worth keeping an eye out for bargains throughout the whole month. During the sales event, MNHQ's deal hunters will be beavering away to source savings on products that we know Mumsnetters love and recommend.
About the author
Poppy O'Neill is a Content Editor at Mumsnet and a mother of two. She's been researching and reviewing baby and child products for 2 years, with a particular focus on baby essentials, toys and books for toddlers and outdoor play equipment. From potties to paddling pools and bunk beds to bedtime stories, she loves to deep-dive into research and find the best products out there.
Poppy is also an award-winning, best-selling children's and parenting author of books such as Don't Worry, Be Happy, The Extraordinary Book That Makes You Feel Happy and Mother Power. She specialises in children's mental health and her books are used by therapists, teachers and SENCOs across the UK. She won a The Week Junior Book Award in 2023, her books have been translated into several languages and she's been featured in The Guardian, The Sunday Times and The Sun.
After earning a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Leeds and a PGCert in Fashion and Lifestyle Journalism from University of the Arts London, she worked in fashion for most of her 20s. When her children were young, she undertook an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Chichester and re-trained as an author and freelance writer.