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Grab a Deal on One of the Best 4-Player Board Games of the Year This Memorial Day Weekend

This deal is fire -- literally. The game is called Fire Tower, and it's so much fun.

James Bricknell Senior Editor
James has been writing about technology for years but has loved it since the early 90s. While his main areas of expertise are maker tools -- 3D printers, vinyl cutters, paper printers, and laser cutters -- he also loves to play board games and tabletop RPGs.
Expertise 3D printers, maker tools such as Cricut style vinyl cutters and laser cutters, and traditional paper printers Credentials
  • 6 years working professionally in the 3D printing space / 4 years testing consumer electronics for large websites.
James Bricknell
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When big shopping events like Memorial Day roll around, I'm always looking for sweet board game deals that can help me expand my collection. This year, I noticed that one of the best family games you can play, and a personal favorite in our household, is on sale. It's called Fire Tower, and it's as ruthless as it is pretty.

The game's premise is pretty simple: Be the last fire tower standing in the middle of a giant forest fire. The execution of that is to place beautifully crafted gems on the board to represent the flame in the direction the wind is blowing.

The wind mechanic is what makes the game so fun and unpredictable. You can use cards to change the direction the wind is blowing to make it easier to get to an opponent's fire tower, but the game will also change the direction randomly at different moments, adding just a hint of chance into your gameplay.

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Finding a good deal on board games is great at the best of times, but seeing one of my favorite games drop down to just $16 makes me excited to share it with you all. It isn't just Fire Tower that's discounted, though. Here are some other great games you can snag:

Memorial Day weekend is a long one, so grabbing some new board games to play with your friends and family is a wonderful way to pass the time. If Fire Tower doesn't seem like your thing, we have loads of goodies in our roundups of the best strategy board games, the finest family board games and the spiffiest cooperative board games.