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It can be hard to find real bargains on the App Store these days, as so many services and utilities have moved to a freemium model with no up-front cost. But premium gaming experiences still typically come with a price tag – and luckily for us, some of the greats are offering deep discounts to celebrate the end of 2020.

All prices are accurate at the time of writing, but please be mindful that they could change at any time.

Puzzle Adventures

These two gems contrast in style, but both feature exploration and challenging puzzles at their core. It also helps that both are critically acclaimed masterpieces that recently slashed their prices for the new year.

The Room Three

Was $4/£4, now $2/£2. The Room’s tactile puzzle-solving is BAFTA-winning for a reason. The series plays like an intricate puzzle box and a challenging escape room had a baby. No experience needed to dip in at part three.

The Room Three

Machinarium

Was $3/£3, now $1/£1. A point-and-click problem solver featuring a cute robot in a big mechanical city. Though it’s getting old, time has been kind to it. Both the charming artwork and inventive puzzles hold up exceptionally well.

Machinarium

Digital Board Games

Digital edition of popular board games are all the rage at the moment, and right now you can get these modern classics on the cheap. Considering many physical board games cost ten times as much, we’d consider these a bargain!

Eight-Minute Empire

Was $5/£5, now $3/£3. This is an award-winning land-grab strategy game along the lines of Risk or Settlers of Catan. The difference? It won’t take half a day to finish a game.

Eight-Minute Empire

Istanbul

Was $7/£7, now $5/£5. Also a multiple award-winner, this game is all about making smart trades. As a merchant in a bustling bazaar, your challenge is to collect rubies faster than your rivals.

Istanbul