The Best-Selling Board Game of All Time
with hundreds of variations
1- The Game of Life (LIFE): The game is made by Milton Bradley (a division of Hasbro) and two to six players can participate. Age recommendation is for nine to adult. A game which lets you live your whole life from childhood, through college, and into retirement. Make choices that affect jobs, marriage, and children on your journey.
2- Candyland: This is a great game for young
3- Clue (Cluedo): A deduction and reasoning board game in which
4- Monopoly: Created during the Great Depression as a way to pass the time, Monopoly quickly became one of the world's most popular board games. Playing time can vary widely depending on the players. I've seen games go on for hours. People can set a time limit on play and whoever has the most money at that time wins. The purpose of the game is simple…control everything. Monopoly is the most played commercial game in the world. There are hundreds of special edition versions (Star Wars, etc.).
5- Scrabble: A word game where two to four people score points by coming up with words from individual lettered tiles. Scrabble enthusiasts can be quite passionate and arguments about acceptable words often break out.
6- Risk: A strategic board game by Parker Brothers for two to six
8- Checkers (Draughts): Another two person classic board game that everyone knows. A much simpler version of Chess, although strategy is also used. This is a game that I love to play.
10- Battleship: "You sank my battleship!" Classic game with a wonderful commercial. Basically a guessing game where each player arranges their ships and records hits or misses. What kid hasn't lied about whether a ship has been hit or not? Heh, heh…
13- Stratego: A great strategy game for two players where disinformation and discovery play a key role in winning. To win the game you must find and capture the opponent's flag or to capture most or all of opponent's pieces. Players can't see the rank of opponent's pieces as they are printed on one side only.
14- Axis and Allies: A popular World War II strategy game for two to five players. There were several spinoff games.
16- Diplomacy: Played by two to seven people and can last hours.
17- The Settlers Of Catan: Players (usually three or four) are settlers that establish colonies and can build cities, roads, etc. The interesting thing about this game is that no one really gets eliminated. Players who are behind can set and reach goals to catch up. One of the first German style board games to achieve success outside of Europe.
18- Boggle: A word game in which players first shake a covered tray of cubic dice. Each side of the dice has a letter on it. After the dice have settled a three minute timer is started and each player searches for words. Points are assigned to each word. There is a classic episode on the cartoon "King of the Hill" where Peggy is in a Boggle tournament (hilarious episode).
20- KerPlunk: This game is made up of a plastic tube, some plastic rods and marbles. Thenet. The marbles are then placed in the top of the tube. The tube is rotated depending on whose turn it is and each player takes turns removing a single rod. Once a player touches a rod they must remove it. The player who accumulates the fewest dropped marbles wins. For two people. I saw this game being played on the movie "The Man Who Knew Too Little" starring Bill Murray and fell in love with it.
21- Perfection: Players must put all pieces into the matching holes on a board before the allotted time runs out an all the pieces pop out. This is fun to play with kids.
These board games can provide endless hours of fun. Whether you're hosting a party or simply looking for games to play on a rainy day, pick up a few and keep yourself entertained.
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