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The Best Editions Of The Operation Board Game 

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Updated November 29, 2018 181 votes 41 voters 2.6k views 20 items

List Rules Only licensed editions of the classic Operation board game.

The Operation board game is the classic silly skill game. It is a great way to teach hand eye coordination as both kids and adults try to remove funny ailments from Cavity Sam. Some would say the original is the best version of Operation but you should have a look at this list of special edition Operation board games. Now you can play different versions from your favorite shows and movies such as Family Guy, Disney Junior's Doc McStuffins Toy Hospital, and Trolls. You can even help save Dave the Minion in the Despicable Me 3 version. If you're a fan of science fiction be sure to check out the three Star Wars editions: Chewbacca, R2-D2 and BB-8 all need help with their custom ailments. Each collector's edition of the Operation board game comes with a unique set of Funatomy and their own lights and sounds!

There is also a Noah's Ark edition of the Operation board game where you help Noah collect all the animals before the flood. No matter what you are a fan of there is a version of Operation for you.

Vote up the best editions of Operation you like to play or would like to play the most!

Operation is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Editions Of The Operation Board Game
Photo: Milton Bradley


  • Take turns removing as many Funatomy parts as you can without setting off the buzzer.
  • Successfully removing the Funatomy parts earns you money.
  • The player with the most money at the end of the game wins!

Price: $19.99

The Nightmare Before Chr... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Editions Of The Operation Board Game
Photo: USAopoly


  • Play the classic game with your favorite characters from Nightmare Before Christmas.
  • Operate on Oogie Boogie!
  • Remove the 12 custom Funatomy pieces without setting of the alarm.

Price: $49.99

Toy Story 3 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Editions Of The Operation Board Game
Photo: Hasbro


  • Help Buzz Light Year overcome galactic ailments.
  • Use the tweezers and avoid the laser sounds!
  • Includes 12 unique plastic galactic ailments.

Price: $33.99

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Re... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Editions Of The Operation Board Game
Photo: Operation


  • Help Rudolph save Bumble.
  • Use the tweezers to remove 12 custom plastic pieces from the board without making Bumble roar!
  • Rudolph's nose lights up!

Price: $44.89