Board/Card Games The Best Classic Board Games  

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List Rules This list is all about the classics, so don't go adding your new-fangled board games of the future. Only the stuff your parents played, too.

Board games are some of the most classic ways to pass with the time with family or friends. It's an easy and cheap activity to set up for everyone and can keep everyone occupied with fun for hours on end. Some of the most popular board games are classics that everyone has played, like Scrabble, Monopoly, and Chutes and Ladders. Which board games are your favorites?

This list is geared specifically for board games that have stood the test of time and are still some of the greatest board games to have ever existed. Vote up all of your favorites on this list, and if there's a classic board game that's your favorite and isn't listed here, feel free to add it. Let your voice be heard to see which classic board games are most beloved by the Ranker community.

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Chess is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Chess Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game

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65 14
Monopoly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Monopoly Roll and move, Economic simulation, Board game

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97 40
Cluedo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Clue Roll and move

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86 41
Risk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Risk Strategy game, Board game, Grand strategy wargame

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77 39
Battleship is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Classic Board Games

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85 46
The Game of Life is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
The Game of Life Roll and move, Economic simulation

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26 3
Scrabble is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Scrabble Word

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74 35
Draughts is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Classic Board Games

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81 46
Trivial Pursuit is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Trivial Pursuit Trivia, Party game, Roll and move

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69 38
Sorry! is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Sorry! Cross and circle game, Children's game

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62 40
Pictionary is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Pictionary Party game, Roll and move, Word

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56 35
Scattergories is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Classic Board Games

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61 41
Candy Land is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
ChloeFletcher added Candy Land Children's game

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51 35
Trouble is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Trouble Children's game

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47 30
Mancala is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Classic Board Games

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53 39
Operation is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Classic Board Games

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47 35
Chutes and Ladders is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Chutes and Ladders Children's game, Roll and move

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49 39
Guess Who? is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Guess Who? Children's game

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36 27
Apples to Apples is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
ChloeFletcher added Apples to Apples

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48 39
Twister is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Twister Party game

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38 27
Mahjong is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Mahjong Tile-based game

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44 35
Mouse Trap is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Mouse Trap Children's game, Roll and move

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44 37
Settlers of Catan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Settlers of Catan German-style

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34 29
Parcheesi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Parcheesi Cross and circle game, Board game

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47 43
Backgammon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Backgammon Board game

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38 34
Cranium is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Cranium Party game

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33 31
Taboo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Taboo Party game

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Perfection is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
ChloeFletcher added Perfection Children's game

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Stratego is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
dan the critic added Stratego Strategy game, Board game

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Hats Off is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
dan the critic added Hats Off

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Magic Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
dan the critic added Magic Kingdom

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Wheel of Fortune is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
dan the critic added Wheel of Fortune

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Battling Tops is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
dan the critic added Battling Tops Children's game

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Blokus is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
dan the critic added Blokus

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Connect Four is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
dan the critic added Connect Four

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Family Feud is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
dan the critic added Family Feud

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Trump the Game is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
dan the critic added Trump the Game

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28 38
Don't Break the Ice is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Don't Break the Ice Children's game

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13 19
Go is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
xordiw added Go Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game

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24 37
Rummikub is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Rummikub Tile-based game

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20 36
Balderdash is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Balderdash Party game

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9 23
Don't Wake Daddy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
ChloeFletcher added Don't Wake Daddy

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7 21
Uncle Wiggily is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
RobLein added Uncle Wiggily Children's game, Roll and move

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7 28
Elefun is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
ChloeFletcher added Elefun

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8 36
I'm the Boss! is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
I'm the Boss! Economic simulation