Nothing says Summer like sitting in the dark at your computer playing digital implementations of board games by yourself.

Ah, Summer.

Fortunately for some of us, it isn’t summer at all. Quite the opposite. And this is actually the perfect time of year for staying indoors where it is warm and dry, and playing board games. On your console or computer or at the table. Either way is fine.

Which means that the Steam Summer Sale couldn’t be happening at a better time. Here’s a collection of some of the better deals on offer for those interested in picking up a bargain.

Tabletop Simulator: I finally caved and bought TTS about two months ago. It is an outstanding product, supported by an outstanding community, and I now have no idea why I resisted for so long. Right now, it’s 50%, and frankly it was a bargain at twice the price.

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Sentinels of the Multiverse – This game is loads of swashbuckling, superheroing fun at the table, but it’s major downside is that the constant accounting and fiddly tokens really detract from the feel of being a superhero. The online implementation gets rid of all of that. It’s 70% off the base game right now. That’s hard to resist.

Through the Ages – TTA is currently ranked as the third best board game ever made. The digital version is reduced by 38%. No brainer.

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Ticket to Ride – Speaking of the greatest games of all time, Ticket to Ride is 60% off. If you don’t know, now you do. Easy pick.

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Ascension – It isn’t my favourite deck-builder, and I don’t have the steam version. But I do have it on Google Play AND on IOS, and the phone-based version is so easy to play and addictive that I’m happy to recommend it at 60% off.

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Le Havre – This is one of those games I’m ashamed to say that I’ve never played, despite knowing that it is a much-loved classic. It’s 57% off, so I’m getting it. I mean, it’s $3. I’m sure I will review it shortly here.

The Witcher Adventure Game – I bought this to see whether or not I wanted to get the physical version. Turns out, it wasn’t that interesting to me, and I settled for a few runs of the Steam version. The so-called “Adventure Game” genre is a real hit and miss category for me, and this one didn’t have enough going on to keep me engaged. But, as a fan of the Witcher Universe, I was happy to have given it a shot. If you love the Witcher, then this is worth a look at 75% off (but otherwise, frankly, hard pass).

What did I miss here?

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