Board Games: Top 6 Games Of All Time

  • October 25, 2017
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With the availability of so many board games these days, it can be difficult to choose the perfect game for your home. Don’t worry, here is a little help to cut down on the choices. This list consists of the all-time favorite board games that pertain to different age groups.

Playing board games might be your families favorite past time.

But which game to choose? This is one of the biggest questions that arise when shopping for the perfect board game. The evolution of these games has made it a big challenge. However, there are few games that have stood the test of time and become some of the most cherished games for generations.

Below are listed some of the top board games that are always the perfect choice.

Chess

This has to be placed at the top of the list. Originating from the game Chaturanga, it is a popular game which dates back to 600 C.E.

This game started to become popular in the United States only. However, over the years the game has continued to grow in popularity. And now there are several tournaments hosted worldwide. Isn’t that amazing!

Scrabble

Did you know it was Lexiko (a game invented in 1933) which lead to scrabble?

The name changes to Criss Cross Words somewhere between the 1930s and 1940s. Gradually it transformed into the familiar game we know it as today. Scrabble is hugely popular. One of the major reason is that boasts competitive tournaments nationwide.

The Game of Life

Produced by Milton Bradley, it was earlier named The Checkered Game of Life. However, the board game underwent a name change in 1960. It was the 100th anniversary when the current title was introduced to the world. Then the new editions came out in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Monopoly

With more than 1 billion people love this game. Hasbro introduced this game in 1935 and since then there have been many different versions, including a chocolate edition and a jeweled game. The best part about this game is that even the youngest members of the family can enjoy playing it.

Risk

It was in 1975 that the game of Risk, an English version of the French game La Conquete du Monde, was introduced to the world. Being a strategy game, it is played with dice and a full world map. The goal is to conquer the countries of the opposing players.

Trivial Pursuit

It was Chris Haney who created the game of Trivial Pursuit in 1981. You might be surprised to know that the original game contained 6,000 trivia questions. This game became so popular that it once outsold Monopoly. Over 100 million copies of the game have been sold in 26 countries by 2010, in 17 different languages.

Of course, this is not all! There are so many other games that can be added to this list. Leave us a comment and let us know what board game is your favorite!

 

 

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