Its that fateful day of the year where our wallets scream in terror: Black Friday.
The fall Steam sale is already in full swing. Check it out here. General Steam sale reminders:
1. Don't buy a game unless its on the daily sale.
2. On the last day of the sale buy any game you wanted that was not on the daily deal.
3. Buy early as sometimes the number of copies of a game on daily sale are limited!
4. You can use http://isthereanydeal.com/ to see if a game is on sale cheaper somewhere else with a copy that will activate on Steam.
limited-time (aka lightning) deals page here. You can set the category at the right hand side to PC & Video Games or Toys & Games (for board games). Note: these things sell out fast, sometimes within a matter of seconds. Keep an eye on the sales coming up in the future so you know when to be there to try and snag a copy. If you see "Join Waitlist" that means it was gobbled up, but if a clicker does not check out with the sales price the copy will go back in the pool.
For board/card gaming it is best to keep an eagle eye on Board Game Geek's Hot Deals forum. Users post deals all day long to this forum. On Black Friday it can move quick so keep an eye posted. Keep in mind for board gaming, shipping costs will often kill any great deals. Look for sites that have free shipping on orders of a certain size like Cool Stuff Inc that has free shipping for orders over $100.
For anyone venturing into the real world; may you go bravely and return safely. Also don't punch any kids...
...unless its for the last one on the shelf.