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Target offers Buy 2 Get 1 Free on Select Board Games, Puzzles & Activity Kits in-store or online when you purchase 3 qualifying items between 9/19 - 9/25. Select free curbside pickup where available, otherwise shipping is free on $35+ orders.

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For those interested, starting Sunday Sept 19th - Sept 25, Target will be offering Buy 2 Get 1 Free All Board Games, Puzzles & Activity Sets .

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So it begins...again. If anyone needs me next week, I'll be watching a hundred Dice Tower reviews and comparing historic lows on Amazon to determine which games to buy.
Ah great timing, the current unopened games from the last b2g1f are looking a little lonely.
Well it really depends on your own personal tastes in games. If you normally play with a single friend or significant other, then you'll probably be more interested in two-player games. If you have children, nieces/nephews, or grandchildren, then the more casual/family games will probably be more up your alley compared to the more strategic games that could take multiple hours to play.

Basically, I watch reviews in 1.5x or 2x speed to get a feel for the game (Tom Vasel's component dump at the beginning of most reviews is helpful for me - as I personally have been shying away games with TONS of components of late, since it usually implies a more complicated game, and with my time constraints these days, I don't have as much time to learn or teach complicated games to my fellow players). If it's a particularly popular game or a game I'm kind on the fence about, I might check another person's review or read reviews on BoardGameGeek to help make a decision.

When it comes to comparing prices, I create a spreadsheet where I list the game (and usually some tags to help me identify it if I forget after looking at hundreds of games), the current price at Target, the adjusted price at Target (i.e., accounting for Redcard), and then an approximate cost of 66% (or 33% off, to represent buying it with two, similarly priced games where one would be free. I believe the actual calculation at checkout will take the third-highest of three games, divide that cost by 3, and then subtract that amount from each game in the group. To make best use of the sale, you want to buy games that are as similar in price as possible. I also order them in groups of three to ensure that it doesn't take the cheapest of 9/12/15 games and subtract that from the others, but maybe the algorithm is friendly enough to get you the maximum savings by default).

I then find the game on Amazon (if it exists) and use CamelCamelCamel to find the historic low. Here you have to decide whether you would want to purchase from a third-party or only from Amazon. Comparing the historic low from CamelCamelCamel and the "66%" cost to see whether it's worth getting from Target now or waiting for it to reach another historic low on Amazon. I also get 5% cash back from Amazon orders, so I factor that into my spreadsheet as well (though the 5% off upfront at Target is slightly nicer since I don't have to worry about manually redeeming points).

But like GreyTank1078 mentioned, I have probably around thirty games I still haven't opened because of my aforementioned time constraints, so yeah......I can afford to wait for historic lows on most games anyways.

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So it begins...again. If anyone needs me next week, I'll be watching a hundred Dice Tower reviews and comparing historic lows on Amazon to determine which games to buy.
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So it begins...again. If anyone needs me next week, I'll be watching a hundred Dice Tower reviews and comparing historic lows on Amazon to determine which games to buy.
Please do post your research here.

I am not at all averse to looking at piggybacking on your research to buy a few more board games.

I have, in the past been able to price match and get B2G1 promo, but this time around, I just don't have the time to check dice tower or do any Indipendent research
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Ah great timing, the current unopened games from the last b2g1f are looking a little lonely.
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Quote from every1talk2me :
Please do post your research here.

I am not at all averse to looking at piggybacking on your research to buy a few more board games.

I have, in the past been able to price match and get B2G1 promo, but this time around, I just don't have the time to check dice tower or do any Indipendent research
Well it really depends on your own personal tastes in games. If you normally play with a single friend or significant other, then you'll probably be more interested in two-player games. If you have children, nieces/nephews, or grandchildren, then the more casual/family games will probably be more up your alley compared to the more strategic games that could take multiple hours to play.

Basically, I watch reviews in 1.5x or 2x speed to get a feel for the game (Tom Vasel's component dump at the beginning of most reviews is helpful for me - as I personally have been shying away games with TONS of components of late, since it usually implies a more complicated game, and with my time constraints these days, I don't have as much time to learn or teach complicated games to my fellow players). If it's a particularly popular game or a game I'm kind on the fence about, I might check another person's review or read reviews on BoardGameGeek to help make a decision.

When it comes to comparing prices, I create a spreadsheet where I list the game (and usually some tags to help me identify it if I forget after looking at hundreds of games), the current price at Target, the adjusted price at Target (i.e., accounting for Redcard), and then an approximate cost of 66% (or 33% off, to represent buying it with two, similarly priced games where one would be free. I believe the actual calculation at checkout will take the third-highest of three games, divide that cost by 3, and then subtract that amount from each game in the group. To make best use of the sale, you want to buy games that are as similar in price as possible. I also order them in groups of three to ensure that it doesn't take the cheapest of 9/12/15 games and subtract that from the others, but maybe the algorithm is friendly enough to get you the maximum savings by default).

I then find the game on Amazon (if it exists) and use CamelCamelCamel to find the historic low. Here you have to decide whether you would want to purchase from a third-party or only from Amazon. Comparing the historic low from CamelCamelCamel and the "66%" cost to see whether it's worth getting from Target now or waiting for it to reach another historic low on Amazon. I also get 5% cash back from Amazon orders, so I factor that into my spreadsheet as well (though the 5% off upfront at Target is slightly nicer since I don't have to worry about manually redeeming points).

But like GreyTank1078 mentioned, I have probably around thirty games I still haven't opened because of my aforementioned time constraints, so yeah......I can afford to wait for historic lows on most games anyways.
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I still have more games that I haven't played than ones I have played. Project Elite looks amazing, but that's out of my price range. We love sushi go, love letter, pandemic, and rapture. Looking forward to playing the crew which is in my collection. It takes a while for my fam to warm up to new games.
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It's too bad Wingspan went up to $60 when it was sitting at $45 for a while online...
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Well it really depends on your own personal tastes in games. If you normally play with a single friend or significant other, then you'll probably be more interested in two-player games. If you have children, nieces/nephews, or grandchildren, then the more casual/family games will probably be more up your alley compared to the more strategic games that could take multiple hours to play.

Basically, I watch reviews in 1.5x or 2x speed to get a feel for the game (Tom Vasel's component dump at the beginning of most reviews is helpful for me - as I personally have been shying away games with TONS of components of late, since it usually implies a more complicated game, and with my time constraints these days, I don't have as much time to learn or teach complicated games to my fellow players). If it's a particularly popular game or a game I'm kind on the fence about, I might check another person's review or read reviews on BoardGameGeek to help make a decision.

When it comes to comparing prices, I create a spreadsheet where I list the game (and usually some tags to help me identify it if I forget after looking at hundreds of games), the current price at Target, the adjusted price at Target (i.e., accounting for Redcard), and then an approximate cost of 66% (or 33% off, to represent buying it with two, similarly priced games where one would be free. I believe the actual calculation at checkout will take the third-highest of three games, divide that cost by 3, and then subtract that amount from each game in the group. To make best use of the sale, you want to buy games that are as similar in price as possible. I also order them in groups of three to ensure that it doesn't take the cheapest of 9/12/15 games and subtract that from the others, but maybe the algorithm is friendly enough to get you the maximum savings by default).

I then find the game on Amazon (if it exists) and use CamelCamelCamel to find the historic low. Here you have to decide whether you would want to purchase from a third-party or only from Amazon. Comparing the historic low from CamelCamelCamel and the "66%" cost to see whether it's worth getting from Target now or waiting for it to reach another historic low on Amazon. I also get 5% cash back from Amazon orders, so I factor that into my spreadsheet as well (though the 5% off upfront at Target is slightly nicer since I don't have to worry about manually redeeming points).

But like GreyTank1078 mentioned, I have probably around thirty games I still haven't opened because of my aforementioned time constraints, so yeah......I can afford to wait for historic lows on most games anyways.
Hope you can take some lighthearted ribbing here but I couldn't help but laugh at your "lack of time" Especially with such a descriptive post about spreadsheets research etc... Lol
Anyway it was a nice post i 👍
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Well it really depends on your own personal tastes in games. If you normally play with a single friend or significant other, then you'll probably be more interested in two-player games. If you have children, nieces/nephews, or grandchildren, then the more casual/family games will probably be more up your alley compared to the more strategic games that could take multiple hours to play.

Basically, I watch reviews in 1.5x or 2x speed to get a feel for the game (Tom Vasel's component dump at the beginning of most reviews is helpful for me - as I personally have been shying away games with TONS of components of late, since it usually implies a more complicated game, and with my time constraints these days, I don't have as much time to learn or teach complicated games to my fellow players). If it's a particularly popular game or a game I'm kind on the fence about, I might check another person's review or read reviews on BoardGameGeek to help make a decision.

When it comes to comparing prices, I create a spreadsheet where I list the game (and usually some tags to help me identify it if I forget after looking at hundreds of games), the current price at Target, the adjusted price at Target (i.e., accounting for Redcard), and then an approximate cost of 66% (or 33% off, to represent buying it with two, similarly priced games where one would be free. I believe the actual calculation at checkout will take the third-highest of three games, divide that cost by 3, and then subtract that amount from each game in the group. To make best use of the sale, you want to buy games that are as similar in price as possible. I also order them in groups of three to ensure that it doesn't take the cheapest of 9/12/15 games and subtract that from the others, but maybe the algorithm is friendly enough to get you the maximum savings by default).

I then find the game on Amazon (if it exists) and use CamelCamelCamel to find the historic low. Here you have to decide whether you would want to purchase from a third-party or only from Amazon. Comparing the historic low from CamelCamelCamel and the "66%" cost to see whether it's worth getting from Target now or waiting for it to reach another historic low on Amazon. I also get 5% cash back from Amazon orders, so I factor that into my spreadsheet as well (though the 5% off upfront at Target is slightly nicer since I don't have to worry about manually redeeming points).

But like GreyTank1078 mentioned, I have probably around thirty games I still haven't opened because of my aforementioned time constraints, so yeah......I can afford to wait for historic lows on most games anyways.
I understand

But the point is most people check bgg and will buy a board game if it is in their budget, esp with B2G1.

That is how I got a few, some I like, some I don't. But since I got then at a great low price, I don't mind if I don't play them often.

Plus, it takes a long time to figure out the magical combination of
3 Good games similar price to take advantage of the promotion.

Which you are already going to do, so I'll shamelessly order a few if the price is right.

It's like when TofuVic posts a comment that TP is at a great price and I stock up even if my garage is full of TP 😜
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Add me to the list of proud owners of 10+ unopened board games. 4 more years and my oldest daughter will be 12 , I can't wait Smilie
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Will this follow the same format as the B2G1 video games/books where you can add 3 board games then cxl 2 right after your order and get the 33% price on the 1 you keep?
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So it begins...again. If anyone needs me next week, I'll be watching a hundred Dice Tower reviews and comparing historic lows on Amazon to determine which games to buy.
Thats a dangerous thing to do, i have about 20+ sealed games from target that has been sitting in a basement as a result...
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Don't know much about the board games but incohearent is a really fun party card game. Just bought it last week for a party really fun with a group of people, you can play with as little as two, rules are simple. I think there's lots of replayability too since people are going to be pronouncing the cards differently and there's so many of them.
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Movies are not included this time? Disappointing.
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