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Space board game deals 2022

Space board game deals - The Search for Planet X board game.
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If you're looking for the best space board game deals of this year then you've come to the right place. We've made sure to show you all the best deals on space board games to suit everyone and every budget, so read on below to check out this interstellar haul.

If you're looking to be a deep-space adventurer and fully immerse yourself in the outer space experience, something like Terraforming Mars (21% off) (opens in new tab) is perfect for what you're looking for. However, if you prefer a galactic twist on a classic then Monopoly: The Mandalorian edition (36% off) (opens in new tab) could be for you. If neither of those deals overloads your warp core, then we've got plenty more space board games on sale below.

While these space board game deals will give you your space or sci-fi fix while playing, they aren't the only options for that on the market today if you're looking for sci-fi escapism. Be sure to check out our Lego space deals and our VR headsets deals guides too for an in-depth look at alternatives.

You can also check out our rundown of the best space board games to see which of these games rules the galaxy - a lot of our top picks are actually on sale right now too.

Best Space Board Game Deals

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The Search for Planet X: $44.99 $29.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save 33% on this game to be the first to discover the location of Planet X. Use the board game's companion app to randomly select an arrangement of objects and a location for Planet X for fresh play. Designed for one to four players, ages 13 and up. 

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Terraforming Mars Board Game: $69.95 $54.94 at Amazon (opens in new tab).

Save 21% at Amazon on Terraforming Mars to compete with other players to transform Mars into a habitable planet. For one to five players, ages 12 and up. 

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Monopoly: Star Wars The Mandalorian Edition Board Game: $41.99 $28.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab).

You can save 36% on this Mandalorian version Monopoly, It has special rules including battles with the Empire and protecting Grogu, AKA Baby Yoda. 

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Star Wars Imperial Assault Board Game: $109.99 $94.95 at Amazon (opens in new tab).

Save 14% on this deal to fight alongside Luke Skywalker or the Galactic Empire in this Star Wars strategy board game. For one to five players, ages 14 and up.

The Search for Planet X card game

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The Search for Planet X: $44.99 $29.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save 33% on this game to be the first to discover the location of Planet X. Use the board game's companion app to randomly select an arrangement of objects and a location for Planet X for fresh play. Designed for one to four players, ages 13 and up. 

You can get a companion app that will allow you to perform scans and attend conferences in-game to help you gather information. The game should last a little over an hour and the winner is the first to discover the location of Planet X.

Right now, The Search for Planet X is on sale for $29.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab), down from $44.99, and allows you and some friends to play as astronomers that are trying to find a hypothetical planet. 

Saving 33% is a great deal and there's a companion app that allows players to perform scans and attend conferences to gain information about where these celestial objects are located. A player wins the 60 to 75-minute game by successfully finding the location of Planet X.

The Crew - Quest for Planet Nine

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The Crew - Quest for Planet Nine: $14.95 $9.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab).

Save 33% and grab a great price on this cooperative space game. Complete 50 different missions as you travel across the solar system in this cooperative trick-taking card game. For three to five players, ages 10 and up. 

The Crew - Quest for Planet Nine is just $9.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab) and is a space game that requires three to five players to engage in a trick-taking card game that gets harder the longer you play. 

Players have to complete 50 different missions across the entire solar system in order to win, but as this is a collaborative game - you'll need to work together. 

Dune: A Game of Conquest and Diplomacy

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Dune: A Game of Conquest and Diplomacy: $50 $40.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save 18% and return to Arrakis, where the Spice must flow in this board fame from the popular Frank Herbert science fiction novel that has been made into feature films. 

Dune: A Game of Conquest and Diplomacy (opens in new tab) is a board game from Gale Force Nine that puts you in the shoes of young Paul Atreides (or if you prefer, a Harkonnen) in a contest to win control of the most important planet in the galaxy: Dune, Arrakis, a desert planet. The game is 22% off  at $38.90, down from $50.

Suitable for 2 to 4 players ages 12 and up, this game puts you in the science fiction classic by author Frank Herbert (and the 2021 film remake) to play as one of four different factions: House Atreides (yay!), House Harkonnen (boo!), the Fremen (yay!) and the Imperium (boo!). Your goal: Win control of Arrakis and its valuable Spice. The average game takes from 30 to 60 minutes. 

it's worth noting that there are two other Dune board games from Gale Force Nine. The Classic version is 21% off at $39.41 (opens in new tab) and meant for 2 to 6 players; and Dune: Betrayal is 20% off at $19.95 (opens in new tab) - this is a standalone game based on the 2021 movie meant for 4 to 8 players.

Monopoly: Star Wars The Mandalorian Edition

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Monopoly: Star Wars The Mandalorian Edition Board Game: $44.99 $28.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

You can save 36% on this Mandalorian version Monopoly, It has special rules including battles with the Empire and protecting Grogu, AKA Baby Yoda. 

When it comes to Star Wars Monopoly, "this is the way."

Monopoly Star Wars: The Mandalorian Edition is just $28.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab), saving you 36% in a unique twist on the traditional Hasbro board game. The game features player tokens of recognizable characters like The Mandalorian (of course), Ahsoka Tano, Boba Fett and Bo-Katan, and each of them has their own special abilities and a character card. 

Grogu, AKA Baby Yoda, does make an appearance on the board, and you'll have to protect him (and use his sweet Force skills) of you land on his spot. Finally, the Empire won't sit quietly while you play with your friends, so you'll have watch out for Stormtrooper, Dark Trooper and Moff Gideon enemies to make sure they don't get Grogu. May the Force be with you always!

Terraforming Mars board game

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Terraforming Mars Board Game: $69.95 $54.94 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save 21% at Amazon on Terraforming Mars to compete with other players to transform Mars into a habitable planet. For one to five players, ages 12 and up. 

As well as competing against one another, you can also work together, can you react to the temperature difficulties, find water and make the Red Planet habitable?

Terraforming Mars, which is 23% off at Amazon (opens in new tab), asks players to both work together (yet also compete) to build a sustainable habitat on Mars for humanity to thrive. Players split into factions of different corporations (each with their strengths for resources) to warm the planet Mars, find water and more make the place fit to live. 

Race for the Galaxy Card Game

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Race for the Galaxy Card Game: $34.99 now $28.00 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Players can save 20% and build galactic civilizations in this roughly hour-long card game. And once you ready for more, check out the Race for the Galaxy extensions.

The well-rated Race for the Galaxy card game is now $28.00 (opens in new tab).  With this game, two to four players work to build their own galactic civilizations and gain victory points in the process. 

Race for the Galaxy is made of cards that represent worlds, technical or social developments. Players can choose from seven different action cards in each round, and each round consists of five possible phases. Once you get your footing and find yourself wanting more, you can check out Race for the Galaxy extension games such as Xeno Invasion (opens in new tab) or Alien Artifacts (opens in new tab).  

Star Wars Imperial Assault Board Game

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Star Wars Imperial Assault Board Game: $109.99 $94.95 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save 14% on this deal to fight alongside Luke Skywalker or the Galactic Empire in this Star Wars strategy board game. For one to five players, ages 14 and up. 

Side with either the Empire or the Rebellion battle over conflicting objectives with other players. 

Star Wars Imperial Assault is 14% off at Amazon (opens in new tab), and offers a game that's both suitable for single play or up to a group of five. The game places participants within the original trilogy. 

You can play as a hero of the Rebellion or fight alongside the Galactic Empire to battle over conflicting objectives with other players. 

Star Wars Outer Rim board game

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Star Wars Outer Rim board game: $58.99 $54.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save 7% on this Star Wars strategy game, which will see you and up to three other players battling other civilizations in the Outer Rim. This will keep your forces occupied for at least three hours and allow you to take on outlaw roles ranging from smuggling to bounty hunting.

Note: This may not seem like a big deal but that's just because the mark-down price has come down. The price you pay is the same but it comes across as less of a saving.

Star Wars Outer Rim, on sale right now at Amazon for $54.99 (opens in new tab), is a board game that explores the underbelly of the franchise, including smugglers, mercenaries and smugglers. Fans of Mando in The Mandalorian, along with Boba Fett of the new Book of Boba Fett, are sure to enjoy this strategy game. We also can't forget that the Resistance hero Han Solo got his start as a smuggler, making that Kessel Run with the Millennium Falcon starship.

SolarQuest, The Space Age Real Estate Game - Deluxe Edition

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SolarQuest, The Space-Age Real Estate Game - Deluxe Edition: $50.00 $42.00 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

This Kickstarter-backed board game reboots the original SolarQuest. For 16% less than usual, you and your kids can travel the solar system to try to monopolize planets, moons and human structures. Try to laser blast your opponents or to bankrupt them along the way.

SolarQuest, The Space-Age Real Estate Game - Deluxe Edition is on sale at Amazon right now for $42.00 (opens in new tab) As a futuristic space titan, your job is to pick up moons, planets and anything human made in our solar system and to make a profit. In some sort of James Bond space villain kick, you can not only make your opponents bankrupt, but disable them with lasers. Parents and grandparents may remember an older version of SolarQuest; this version, updated with graphics and other stuff, is based on a successful Kickstarter campaign.

Space Park Strategy Game

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Space Park Strategy Game: $24.99 $22.49 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save 10% on this game which is perfect for you and your teenaged kids to play during a lunch break or at the end of a busy school day. In just 20 to 30 minutes, you'll have the chance to gather exotic crystals and cool badges from space parks.

Space Park Strategy Game is on sale right now at Amazon for $22.49 (opens in new tab). Unlike most board games, which last several hours, this one is only 20 to 30 minutes and easier to squeeze into a busy day or even during a lunch break. You and your teenagers can gather space crystals, cool badges and other things at space parks. It's no surprise that space parks are so popular in this game, as NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has created exploratory space posters based on Depression-era U.S. national park art, too.

Cosmic Encounter

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Cosmic Encounter $59.95 now $55.99 on Amazon (opens in new tab).

Save 7% and pick either diplomacy or war in this strategy sci-fi adventure game. This thrilling game is designed for 3-5 players aged 14 and up with the objective of expanding your intergalactic alien empire. All players will own planets and it's down to individuals to outwit their opponents and forge alliances while battles rage on all around.

Comic Encounter is an exciting game designed for 3-5 players and is now 7% off. The aim is to successfully expand your colonies and wipe out your opponents, failing to do so will leave you in the deep abyss of space. Variation is another big plus point as no two games ever end up being the same.

Beyond The Sun

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Beyond The Sun $84.95 now $64.23 on Amazon (opens in new tab).

Save over 24% on a game that encourages you to look beyond the sun for humanity's survival. Suitable for 2-4 players aged 14 and up, players take turn to try and improve their economies, research resources and colonize systems. 

Beyond The Sun is 24% off and is a similar concept (although different) to Terraforming Mars, which appears earlier in this guide. Players must look beyond the sun for interstellar colonization to ensure humankind's survival. Research technologies, improve economies and colonize systems to complete the game and find man a new home. 

Starship Samurai

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Starship Samurai: $59.95 now $29.99 on Amazon (opens in new tab).

Save 50% on a game that allows you to stake a claim to the throne of the Lotus Galaxy. The choice is yours, wage war and crush your enemies or use diplomacy and bring honor to your clan.

We end this guide with a huge 50% saving on a game with a lot of Japanese and Samurai references. The aim of the game is to claim the throne of the Lotus Galaxy and it is down to you whether you do that through brut force or by peaceful measures. It's suitable for up to 4 players and the game comes with dice, action cards and awesome-looking samurai mechs. 

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Doris Elin Urrutia
Contributing Writer

Doris is a science journalist and Space.com contributor. She received a B.A. in Sociology and Communications at Fordham University in New York City. Her first work was published in collaboration with London Mining Network, where her love of science writing was born. Her passion for astronomy started as a kid when she helped her sister build a model solar system in the Bronx. She got her first shot at astronomy writing as a Space.com editorial intern and continues to write about all things cosmic for the website. Doris has also written about microscopic plant life for Scientific American’s website and about whale calls for their print magazine. She has also written about ancient humans for Inverse, with stories ranging from how to recreate Pompeii’s cuisine to how to map the Polynesian expansion through genomics. She currently shares her home with two rabbits. Follow her on twitter at @salazar_elin.

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