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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82 21
Monopoly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Roll and move, Economic simulation, Board game

2
123 54
Chess is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game

3
106 47
Clue is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Roll and move

4
95 46
Risk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Strategy game, Board game, Grand strategy wargame

5
85 43
Battleship is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Classic Board Games

6
77 39
Sorry! is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Cross and circle game, Children's game

7
88 48
Trivial Pursuit is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Trivia, Party game, Roll and move

8
92 54
The Game of Life is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Roll and move, Economic simulation

9
80 41
Draughts is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Classic Board Games

10
35 8
Scrabble is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Word

11
69 45
Pictionary is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Party game, Roll and move, Word

12
69 45
Candy Land is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
ChloeFletcher added Children's game

13
59 38
Trouble is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Children's game

14
58 39
Scattergories is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Classic Board Games

15
56 42
Guess Who? is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Children's game

16
52 39
Chutes and Ladders is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Children's game, Roll and move

17
58 45
Operation is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Classic Board Games

18
44 32
Apples to Apples is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
ChloeFletcher added

19
43 29
Mahjong is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Tile-based game

20
49 37
Mancala is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Classic Board Games

21
50 41
Settlers of Catan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
German-style

22
49 40
Mouse Trap is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Children's game, Roll and move

23
52 46
Twister is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Party game

24
39 32
Taboo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Party game

25
38 31
Parcheesi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Cross and circle game, Board game

26
10 2
Connect Four is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
dan the critic added

27
34 29
Perfection is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
ChloeFletcher added Children's game

28
49 46
Backgammon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Board game

29
39 40
Cranium is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Party game

30
6 3
Stratego is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
dan the critic added Strategy game, Board game

31
6 3
Blokus is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
dan the critic added

32
4 2
Hats Off is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
dan the critic added

33
5 4
Wheel of Fortune is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
dan the critic added

34
4 3
Family Feud is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
dan the critic added

35
33 40
Don't Break the Ice is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Children's game

36
1 0
7 Wonders is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
f15h added Board game

37
0 0
Dominion is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
f15h added

38
0 0
Pandemic is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
f15h added Cooperative board game, Cooperative game

39
0 0
Agricola is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
f15h added Strategy game

40
0 0
Ticket to Ride is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
f15h added Railroad, German-style

41
0 0
Power Grid is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
f15h added Economic simulation, German-style

42
0 0
Puerto Rico is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
f15h added German-style

43
0 0
Carcassonne is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
f15h added Board game

44
0 0
Small World is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
f15h added

45
2 3
Battling Tops is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
dan the critic added Children's game

46
2 3
Magic Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
dan the critic added

47
2 4
Trump the Game is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
dan the critic added

48
14 22
Go is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
xordiw added Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game

49
26 39
Rummikub is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Tile-based game

50
14 24
Don't Wake Daddy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
ChloeFletcher added