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Today’s best deals: Board games we like, indoor security cameras, and more

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Today’s Dealmaster includes notable discounts on a couple of Ars-approved board games, with the avian-themed Wingspan down to $46 and the massive dungeon crawler Gloomhaven down to $89 at Amazon. Both deals are within $4 of the lowest prices we’ve tracked and a good ways below the typical street price we see for each respective game online.
We were among the many board game enthusiasts to rave about Gloomhaven when it arrived a few years back. While it’s undeniably dense, its deep gameplay systems and dozens of hours of content led us to call it “the best dungeon crawl board game we’ve ever played” in a past gift guideWingspan, meanwhile, is much less intense, and it’s better suited for casual game nights. Our review deemed it “an approachable, ‘gateway-plus’ game that provides an accessible entry point into engine-building games while offering fun decisions for seasoned gamers.”

If you’re not in the mood for a new board game, our deals roundup also has good prices on a recommended indoor security camera from Anker’s Eufy brand, a couple of well-regarded LG monitors, several certified refurbished Amazon devices, robot vacuums, and much more below.

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Top 10 deals of the day

  • Wingspan board game for $45.90 at Amazon (normally $56).
  • Gloomhaven board game for $88.99 at Amazon (normally $107).
  • Eufy Indoor Cam 2K indoor security camera for $29.99 at Amazon (clip $4 coupon and use code: EUFY8400—normally $40).
  • 20% off various PC games at Green Man Gaming (use code: SPR21—applies to full MSRP only).
  • 27-inch LG 27UK650-W monitor—3840×2160, IPS, 60Hz, FreeSync for $299 at BuyDig (use code: EKM2—normally $380).
  • New subscribers only: Amazon Music Unlimited three-month membership for free at Amazon (one month free for returning subscribers—normally $20).
  • Amazon Fire HD 10 (32GB, ads, refurb) 10.1-inch tablet for $79.99 at Amazon (normally $120).
  • Eufy RoboVac 30C robot vacuum for $179.99 at Amazon (normally $260).
  • Google Pixel Buds (2nd gen) true wireless earphones for $129 at Kohl’s, Bed Bath and Beyond, Walmart, and B&H (normally $179).
  • 65-inch LG CX (2020 model) 4K HDR OLED TV + $150 Visa gift card for $1,996.99 at BuyDig (normally $2,250).
The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 is a powerful yet relatively portable gaming laptop.
Enlarge / The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 is a powerful yet relatively portable gaming laptop.

Jim Salter

Laptop and desktop PC deals

  • Apple Mac Mini (2020) mini desktop PC—Apple M1, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD for $799.99 at Amazon (discount seen at checkout—normally $860).
  • Apple MacBook Air (late 2020) laptop—Apple M1, 13.3-inch 2560×1600, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD for $949.99 at Amazon (normally $999).
  • Apple MacBook Air (late 2020) laptop—Apple M1, 13.3-inch 2560×1600, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD for $1,149.99 at Amazon (normally $1,220).
  • Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 (2020) gaming laptop—AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS, 14-inch 1080p 120Hz, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q for $1,199.99 at eBay and Best Buy (normally $1,350).
  • Dell Inspiron 14 5000 laptop—Intel Core i7-1165G7, 14-inch 1080p, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD for $705.59 at Dell (use code: 50OFF699—normally $900).
  • 27-inch LG 27UK650-W monitor—3840×2160, IPS, 60Hz, FreeSync for $299 at BuyDig (use code: EKM2—normally $380).
  • 27-inch LG 27GN800-B gaming monitor—2560×1440, IPS, 144Hz, FreeSync for $296.99 at Adorama and Amazon (normally $370).
  • Samsung 980 Pro (1TB) PCIe Gen 4 NVMe internal SSD for $187.13 at Amazon (normally $220).
<em>Hitman 3</em>.

IO Interactive

Video game deals

<em>Hades</em>, our 2020 game of the year.
Enlarge / Hades, our 2020 game of the year.

Supergiant Games

<em>Gloomhaven</em> is massive, both physically and mechanically, but it's an excellent dungeon crawl if you're willing to put the time into it.
Enlarge / Gloomhaven is massive, both physically and mechanically, but it’s an excellent dungeon crawl if you’re willing to put the time into it.

Gaming deals

<em>Wingspan </em>is a charming and good-looking board game about birds.
Enlarge / Wingspan is a charming and good-looking board game about birds.

Aaron Zimmerman

TV and home entertainment deals

  • Prime users only: Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite 1080p media streamer for $19.99 at Amazon (normally $28).
  • 55-inch LG BX (2020 model) 4K HDR OLED TV + $100 Newegg e-gift card for $1,296.99 at Newegg (normally $1,400).
  • 65-inch LG CX (2020 model) 4K HDR OLED TV + $150 Visa gift card for $1,996.99 at BuyDig (normally $2,250).
  • My Best Buy members only: 65-inch Sony X900H (2020 model) 4K HDR LED TV for $1,169.99 at Best Buy (normally $1,350).
  • 75-inch Sony X900H (2020 model) 4K HDR LED TV for $1,598 at Amazon, Best Buy, and B&H (normally $1,950).
The second-generation Google Pixel Buds.
Enlarge / The second-generation Google Pixel Buds.

Sam Machkovech

Electronics deals

Eufy's Indoor Cam 2K takes crisp video for those on a budget.
Enlarge / Eufy’s Indoor Cam 2K takes crisp video for those on a budget.

Jeff Dunn

 Smart home device deals

Apple's MagSafe Charger delivers a 15 W wireless charge to the iPhone 12.
Enlarge / Apple’s MagSafe Charger delivers a 15 W wireless charge to the iPhone 12.

Corey Gaskin

Accessories and miscellaneous deals

  • New subscribers only: Amazon Music Unlimited three-month membership for free at Amazon (one month free for returning subscribers—normally $20).
  • RavPower RP-PC128 90W two-port USB-C PD wall charger for $37.99 at RavPower (use code: FAST128—normally $50).
  • Costco members only: SanDisk microSDXC Card for Nintendo Switch (256GB, 2-pack)—UHS-I, U3, V30 for $74.99 at Costco (normally $90).
  • Jackery Explorer 500 portable power station—500W, 518wH, 3x USB-A, AC, 12V car outlet for $419.99 at Amazon (clip $80 coupon—normally $500).
  • DJI Osmo Pocket handheld gimbal camera—12 MP, 4K@60Hz video for $199.99 at BuyDig (normally $255).
  • Apple MagSafe Charger 15W wireless charger for iPhone 12 for $34 at Amazon (normally $39).
  • Apple Magic Keyboard for 11-inch iPad Pro (2nd gen) and iPad Air (4th gen) for $199 at Amazon (normally $289).
  • Apple Smart Folio (White) case for 10.9-inch iPad Air (4th gen) for $39 at Amazon (normally $79).

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