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[Bestbuy.ca] Boardgames up to 30% off with additional 10% off when 2 or more purchased

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Boardgames up to 30% off with additional 10% off when 2 or more purchased

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Got an email from Bestbuy.ca advertising their boardgames for up to 30% off and get an additional 10% when 2 or more purchased online. Some of the prices are average but some games are pretty decent deal when discounts are stacked. Don't have time to make an exhaustive list but notable games that are good deals for myself include:
  • Pandemic Legacy Season 1 (Blue) - $59.99 then extra 10% off (Amazon.ca selling $82)
  • Catan - $39.99 then extra 10% off (Amazon.ca selling $50.88)
  • Dixit - $34.99 then extra 10% off (Amazon.ca selling $42.34)
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Jan 23, 2004
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Great games but many are sold out like TIME and Pandemic Legacy.
Newbie
Oct 15, 2012
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No Terraforming Mars left in stock either.
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Feb 4, 2015
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There are a couple semi-deals in there, but not great. As noted above, many of the real deals are long sold out.

Amazon is also a terrible comp for board games as they are more expensive.
Cheapest options are (in my opinion):
https://www.greatboardgames.ca
https://store.401games.ca

In most cases this Best Buy deal only makes sense if you want 2-3 games to get the extra 10%. For most people it probably makes more sense to save up for a bulk order at one of the websites I listed to have a full range of games to buy. Black Friday is also around the corner so hoping for some deals as well.
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No Scythe, no Terraforming Mars, no purchase. :(
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Oct 14, 2010
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Thanks! Picked up Pandemic Legacy (Red) and Small World for the extra 10%. Pandemic Legacy (red) wasn't showing as on sale but when I clicked through to the item it was $59.99 like the Blue version.
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LiquidHog wrote:
Oct 13th, 2017 3:11 pm
Thanks! Picked up Pandemic Legacy (Red) and Small World for the extra 10%. Pandemic Legacy (red) wasn't showing as on sale but when I clicked through to the item it was $59.99 like the Blue version.
Good find on the Legacy Red! Showing 8 more left in stock.
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Verdic wrote:
Oct 13th, 2017 12:33 pm
There are a couple semi-deals in there, but not great. As noted above, many of the real deals are long sold out.

Amazon is also a terrible comp for board games as they are more expensive.
Cheapest options are (in my opinion):
https://www.greatboardgames.ca
https://store.401games.ca

In most cases this Best Buy deal only makes sense if you want 2-3 games to get the extra 10%. For most people it probably makes more sense to save up for a bulk order at one of the websites I listed to have a full range of games to buy. Black Friday is also around the corner so hoping for some deals as well.
Meeplemart is a good option too.
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It seems there are quite a few games that are on sale when clicking through that aren't listed when filtering on sale.

On a related note, any thoughts on original Pandemic vs Legacy? I've been meaning to get it, mostly to play with the family. I understand Legacy has quite a long campaign experience with some consumable pages etc. Is it worth $20 more than the original? Is it worth it for infrequent play? Any issues remembering state of one play session to the next if months go by between plays?
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yannakm wrote:
Oct 13th, 2017 2:12 pm
No Scythe, no Terraforming Mars, no purchase. :(
Exaclty.

What a let down!
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MikeyCanuck wrote:
Oct 13th, 2017 4:12 pm
It seems there are quite a few games that are on sale when clicking through that aren't listed when filtering on sale.

On a related note, any thoughts on original Pandemic vs Legacy? I've been meaning to get it, mostly to play with the family. I understand Legacy has quite a long campaign experience with some consumable pages etc. Is it worth $20 more than the original? Is it worth it for infrequent play? Any issues remembering state of one play session to the next if months go by between plays?
I have been tempted to buy the legacy and I have the Pandemic. The thing is, I am so new to Pandemic and I still need to know the game better before I go out and waste Legacy.

As you know, the Legacy is going to be disposable, and if you play with a group of people and break down the cost, it should be an inexpensive entertainment. There are replay kits that you can Google and print yourself if you really want to replay it (and risk ruining the experience)
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Shoot, looks like Pandemic Legacy is sold out completely now. :( I would definitely have picked it up at that price!

Thanks for sharing regardless!
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Jun 8, 2016
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We own and play both. Legacy is ideal if you play somewhat regularly (we play usually every month or two) with the same players. If you have that situation, my opinion is Pandemic Legacy is a much more engaging game. The board (and thus the game and strategy) change after every game.
That said, Pandemic is a very good game in its own right but it's more of a standalone. You're basically comparing Tetris to Super Mario Bros. Do you want a one-off quick game, or a multi-session story game?
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Dec 23, 2012
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Missed most of the top notch games, but found some good deals nonetheless. Grabbed Small World, a Dixit expansion, and Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu.
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FYI, any English-only games (i.e., most of them) cannot be delivered to a Quebec address. Don't waste your time.
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