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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Laptop and desktop PC deals
- Apple MacBook Air – 1.6GHz Intel Core i5-8210Y, 13.3″ 2560×1600, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD for $999.99 at Best Buy (list price $1,299).
- Dell XPS 15 (9570) Laptop – Intel Core i5-8300H, 15.6″ 1080p, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD for $912.99 at Dell (use code: SAVE17 – list price $1,109.99).
- Dell XPS 15 (9570) Laptop – Intel Core i7-8750H 6-core, 15.6″ 1080p, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, GTX 1050Ti for $1,161.99 at Dell (use code: SAVE17 – list price $1,409.99).
- HP Pavilion x360 Laptop – Intel Core i3-8130U, 15.6″ 1080p, 4GB RAM, 16GB SSD + 1TB HDD for $399 at Walmart (list price $599).
- Dell XPS 8930 Desktop – Intel Core i9-9900K 8-core, 32GB RAM, 256GB SSD + 2TB HDD, GTX 1080 for $1,850.89 at Dell (use code: SAVE17 – list price $2,379.99).
- SkyTech Shadow Desktop – AMD Ryzen 5 2600 6-core, 8GB RAM, 500GB SSD, 3GB GTX 1060 for $669.99 at Walmart (list price $899).
- 23.8″ HP VH240a Monitor – 1080p, IPS, 5ms, 60Hz for $109.99 at Amazon (list price $139.99).
Acer Gold Box Sale
- Today only: Acer Gold Box Sale: Laptops, Desktops, Monitors at Amazon.
- Acer Aspire E15 Laptop – Intel Core i5-8250U, 15.6″ 1080p, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, GeForce MX150 for $529.99 at Amazon (list price $599.99).
- Acer Aspire TC-885-UR17 Desktop – Intel Core i7-8700, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD for $639.99 at Amazon (list price $799.99).
- Acer Swift 3 Laptop – AMD Ryzen 7 2700U, 15.6″ 1080p, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, AMD Radeon RX 540 for $599.99 at Amazon (list price $734.38).
- 27″ Acer G277HL Monitor – 1080p, VA, 4ms, 60Hz for $129.99 at Amazon (list price $199.99).
- 24″ Acer GN246HL Monitor – 1080p, TN, 1ms, 144Hz for $159.99 at Amazon (list price $199.99).
- Acer Predator Gaming Hybrid Backpack – up to 15.6″ laptops for $64.99 at Amazon (list price $83.99).
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Home improvement, kitchen gadgets, and miscellaneous deals
- Azul Board Game for $22.84 at Amazon (list price $39.99).
- Today only: 31% off sitewide at ThinkGeek (use code: PIDAY19).
- Philips Hue White LED A19 Smart Bulb (Requires Hue Hub) for $10.99 at Amazon (list price $14.99).
- LEGO Star Wars VIII BB-8 75187 Building Kit (1,106 Pieces) for $58.33 at Amazon (list price $99.99).
For more great deals, go to TechBargains.