Important Dates and Info for Holiday Board Game Orders

We have compiled a list of "order by" dates and other important information to help you as you do your holiday shopping this year. 

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(Please see store websites for full details.) 

401 Games

Orders for Christmas should be made by December 12th. Free shipping to Canada at $150 before taxes and shipping, or $8.95 expedited shipping. Flat rate $19.95 expedited shipping to the US. Free in-store pickup at two locations.

Bezier Games

Free shipping in the US.


Free shipping and flat rate shipping in Canada, but varies by region. Selection of games that give free shipping in Canada for the entire order (not available in NT, NU, YU). Free local pickup. Free shipping to the United States for orders between $200-800CAD, or $11.95-14.95CAD for orders in the Continental US. 

Shopping for your BGG Secret Santa? They offer 5% off on all orders with code BGG-SECRET-SANTA-2019 (one use per customer). They also offer a $5 discount code for the buyer to use in 2020 (for an order over $100).


Recommend ordering by December 17th. Free shipping at $100, all other orders $9.99 flat rate.


Order by December 9th to guarantee arrival before Christmas. Free shipping at $80, all others $9.99 flat rate. Free in-store pickup.


Recommend ordering by December 16th. Free shipping at $125 in the Continental US.


Clients in Quebec and Ontario can usually order as late as the 17th of December to have it arrive before Christmas. For the rest of Canada, the 13th of December would be the best date. Free shipping at $150 for Canada, and free local pickup.


Free shipping to cont. US at $100. 

Dicey Goblin

Free shipping at $35.

Fowers Games

Free shipping to the US, UK, and Germany, with no minimum purchase. Flat-rate shipping to Canada and Australia ($5), and the rest of the EU ($11). $5 per game shipping for the rest of the world.

Game Kastle

Free shipping at $99 in the Continental US.

Game Nerdz

December 13th is this year's cutoff date. Free shipping at $75 to the Continental US. Orders under $75 ship for $5 or less, depending on weight.

Game Surplus

Safely, any orders placed by 10 December will be delivered by Christmas. Free shipping at $120 for the Continental US.

GeekStop Games

Flat-rate shipping to the 10 Canadian provinces, free delivery on orders of $200 or more. If you live in the London/St. Thomas area you can have your games delivered to your door free of charge.

Great Boardgames

Free shipping on orders over $150 across Canada. Otherwise, $9.95 flat-rate shipping. For remote or rural addresses, a $10.00 fee may apply.


Free shipping at $100, $6 flat rate otherwise. Legendesque can ship internationally but due to limitations on their website orders have to be processed manually. Shipping costs are about $9 (USD) per pound.

Macronova Games

Free US economy shipping is available on orders totaling $100 or more.

Miniature Market

Free shipping over $99 in the Continental US, or $5.99 flat rate shipping. UPS Next Day/Second Day Air, UPS Ground, USPS Economy also available.

Need it by December 24th?

Dec 12 - UPS Surepost (flat rate/free shipping)

Dec 15 - UPS Ground

Dec 19 - UPS Second Day Air

Dec 20 - UPS Next Day Air

Mr. Dice Guy

They do not have an "order by this date" since it relies on Canada Post, but they are generally shipping orders out every weekday through Christmas. Free shipping on orders in Canada at C$200 before taxes, or C$12 shipping to anywhere in Canada. Free pick-up available.

Noble Knight

Cutoffs for Christmas are by service:

USPS 1st Class Mail - place order by 12/19 EOD

Priority Mail – place order by 12/20 EOD

Priority Mail Express – place order by 12/23 EOD

Fedex Ground – place order by 12/15 EOD

Free shipping on US orders over $149, and maximum $9.95 shipping under $149, in the Continental US. USPS Express mail is an overnight service available for shipping to anywhere in the US. Includes insurance and delivery 7 days a week, including holidays. Free in-store pickup. International shipping anywhere in the world available.

Power to the Meeple

Last day for shipping to arrive by Christmas (assuming UPS and USPS cooperate) is 12/18. Free shipping at $100 for the contiguous US. Free gift wrapping - customers can request wrapping and/or a special note on the card to the recipient.

The Dice Owl

Free delivery: Montreal $100 before tax, Quebec & Ontario $150 before tax. Shipping to the US available. In-store pickup available. 

Time Well Spent

Free shipping at $150 for the Continental US. Local pickup available.

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This is super helpful. Thanks!

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