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Top 5 Adult Board Games that Never Get Old

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 5 24

Fewer things are more fun than gathering a group of friends and playing a great board game. Many individuals grew up playing board games with their families, and so they hold a special place in the heart. These to p 5 board games of all time simply never get old, and always promise a great time.

1. Monopoly

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Monopoly is perhaps the most famous of board games, and for those few who may not be familiar with it, involves purchasing and developing “real estate” faster than opponents. The game includes a banker who doles out the money and accepts fee payments, as well as selling and mortgaging real estate. Individuals can get put “in jail,” end up paying utility bills, accepting bank error payments and much more. Monopoly dates back to 1904, and is published by Parker Brothers, a subsidiary of Hasbro.
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2. Risk

Risk Board Game
Risk is a “global strategy” game in which the board (the world) is divided up into forty-two territories. Players have armies that they build and use to invade certain territories. When invading armies fight occupying armies, dice rolls are used to determine the winners. Reinforcements come with each turn, and are based on the number of territories and continents owned and more. Risk was originally created in 1957 in France, called “The Conquest of the World,” and is produced by Parker Brothers.
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3. Scrabble

Scrabble
Scrabble is the perfect game for players who like crossword puzzles, or those who are big readers. It’s a word-based game, in which individuals use their existing tiles to create words for the highest possible points. The board where the words are constructed contains point tiles, some of which double the points for the words while others triple the word or letter score. When the letters have all been used, the player with the highest score wins.
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4. Chess

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For many, chess is considered less of a board game and more of a sport. With numerous die-hard fans, chess is a game that consists of a checked board and sixteen pieces for each player. Pieces include pawns, a queen, king, bishops, knights and rooks. Each piece must be moved a certain way and can be used to capture the pieces of the other player. The object of the game is to capture the other player’s queen. There are world-wide tournaments, and the official rules of chess are kept by the World Chess Federation.
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5. Trivial Pursuit

Trivial Pursuit
Trivial Pursuit was created in 1979, and challenges players to answer pop-culture and general knowledge questions. Because individuals eventually go through all the questions, there have been several question sets released. Individuals travel around the board answering questions from each category, filling in a wedge-shaped game piece as they go. After the wedge is filled, the player moves to a different area of the game and answers a question in a category chosen by the other players. If he or she gets it correct, they win the game.

These are all great games that have been enjoyed for many, many years. They promote family time and bonding while giving individuals the shot at some healthy competition.

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Comments

Sep 22, 2011 6:13pm
marcel
5 classics. Hard to argue with Monopoly.
Sep 22, 2011 6:14pm
marcel
5 classics. Hard to argue with Monopoly.
Oct 14, 2011 12:21am
MomWhoWrites
Awesome top 5! Several of these bring back some fond memories. Thanks for yet another great article.
Oct 14, 2011 3:29am
nekitah
Scrabble and Chess are 2 masterful board games. I never understood why I was never drawn to Monopoly, even though is such a great family game.
Oct 14, 2011 8:37am
intellifax175
Love chess...Thanks for the great article!
Oct 14, 2011 9:10am
mommymommymommy
I love Scrabble. This summer I played with my younger daughter to help her with spelling. Lots of fun! Terrific list. Our favorite family game is Life-the version I grew up with.
Oct 14, 2011 10:31am
SincerelyT
LOVE Scrabble. LOVE Monopoly.
Oct 14, 2011 11:38am
skeffling
Congratulations of the featured for article! You certainly hit my top 5! Mention of each game brought back great memories and the faces and tactics of the people I played. Cheers.
Oct 14, 2011 6:07pm
aguy
Great games, soldier!

I was expecting to see checkers, but not sure what you could leave out of the list of 5 to make room for it.
Oct 17, 2011 7:08am
WebAddict
True. Scrabble is even one of the most downloaded games for mobile devices.
Oct 17, 2011 12:34pm
KrisSigeti
Wow - perfect picks! I have to get my girlfriend into Risk - the problem is I never win at it! Monopoly though runs in my blood! Great article.
Oct 18, 2011 8:15am
kigozi
I like chess more but I gotta learn monopoly. Thx
Oct 18, 2011 8:15am
kigozi
I like chess more but I gotta learn monopoly. Thx
Oct 18, 2011 8:15am
kigozi
I like chess more but I gotta learn monopoly. Thx
Oct 18, 2011 4:03pm
cal1st0
Have you ever heard of Settlers of Catan?
Oct 18, 2011 6:29pm
smita
Monopoly ahs been my favorite game since childhood.
Oct 18, 2011 10:00pm
anointedtoday
This is great. I love both monopoly and scrabble. I really like the word games they make you think.
Oct 19, 2011 6:10am
mosilager
Hard to argue with any of these 5 games, truly classics, can't beat Monopoly or Risk!.
Oct 20, 2011 4:56am
BohoGypsyArtist
Our family favorites are Scrabble and Monopoly.
Oct 22, 2011 4:25pm
joystickenvy
I never did get into Risk and I'm a terrible chess and Scrabble player. However, I love Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit. I'm not sure my family has ever actually finished a game of either without bending the rules a bit though.
Apr 19, 2012 11:52pm
HappyChapSteve
Great article. By the way, where do you get the photos for your posts? Thanks
Mar 11, 2013 6:21pm
dashboardc33
My FAVORITE game is Scrabble. No one will ever play it with me lol. I guess that's what happens when you want to play word games with a writer.
Oct 21, 2013 3:54pm
jbarger72
Risk is probably my favorite board game of all time. It also brings back good memories of time spent as a kid with my dad and brother. Good stuff...
Aug 1, 2014 8:17pm
asereht1970
Scrabble, my family's favorite board game.
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