16 Classic Board Games That the Whole Family Will Still Love Playing
Video games and silly apps on our phone are fun, but they really can’t compare to sitting down with your friends and family to play a classic board game. It’s actually pretty impressive how the classic games we all grew up with have remained so prevalent — especially considering how tech-obsessed most of the world is these days.
That’s also what makes it a little extra special when you’re able to introduce your kids or grandkids to a game you loved playing at their age (even if they beat you at it). Plus, you don’t have to worry about plugs or batteries going dead. Just set ‘em up and have a blast!
Take a look to see the best classic board games you and your loved ones can still enjoy playing today.
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Did you know this game goes by Cluedo in England, where it originates from? It's a combination of the word clue and the Latin word "ludo," which means to play.
Where to buy: $19.99, Amazon
This might be a stretch calling it a board game, but the notoriously frustrating game is such a classic that we had to include it.
Where to buy: $19.44, Amazon
Be sure to have someone who can keep the peace around with this vindictive game.
Where to buy: $21.89, Amazon
It might take awhile to set the whole thing up, but it's always fun to watch the marble go through all the twists and turns when you do.
Where to buy: $24.99, Amazon
We almost forgot that this artistic pastime also has a board game element to it!
Where to buy: $14, Amazon
Before Settlers of Catan, this strategic game was testing family and friends' ability to gain world domination.
Where to buy: $18.74, Amazon
Like real life, the choices you make in this game can be difficult, but also lead to amazing results you can brag about.
Where to buy: $19.28, Amazon
This game isn't just for brainiacs. You can find a ton of different versions, all of them testing your knowledge while helping you learn more along the way.
Where to buy: $15.69, Amazon
It wouldn't be a list of classic board games without this, now would it? Go ahead, pass go and collect $200!
Where to buy: $13.49, Amazon
Chutes And Ladders
This game dates back to ancient India and is pretty much all about how lucky you get with the roll of the dice.
Where to buy: $12.99, Amazon
The pop-able die in the middle of this sneaky game makes it even more fun than it would be with regular dice.
Where to buy: $14.99, Amazon
This game doesn't have any complicated rules or strategies for winning, but the bright colors will put a smile on everyone's face.
Where to buy: $12.99, Amazon
This is another one that might not technically be a board game, but we just couldn't leave the mysterious game out.
Where to buy: $9.97, Amazon
We don't even have to flip through massive dictionaries to check the validity of obscure words while playing this anymore — we can just look them up on our phones!
Where to buy: $19.00, Amazon
This Americanized version of a popular Indian pastime (known as Pachisi) is still a fun way to challenge your friends and family.
Where to buy: $9.12, Amazon
Ticket to Ride
This race to see who can wind their trains around the most surface of the board can get super competitive really quick.
Where to buy: $38.94, Amazon