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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1
111 37
Monopoly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Roll and move, Economic simulation, Board game

2
150 65
Chess is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game

3
129 53
Clue is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Roll and move

4
113 52
Risk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Strategy game, Board game, Grand strategy wargame

5
99 49
Battleship is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Classic Board Games

6
103 53
Trivial Pursuit is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Trivia, Party game, Roll and move

7
86 45
Sorry! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Cross and circle game, Children's game

8
94 49
Draughts is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Classic Board Games

9
48 15
Scrabble is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Word

10
100 62
The Game of Life is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Roll and move, Economic simulation

11
75 49
Candy Land is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
ChloeFletcher added Children's game

12
72 49
Pictionary is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Party game, Roll and move, Word

13
63 41
Trouble is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Children's game

14
64 42
Scattergories is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Classic Board Games

15
50 34
Mahjong is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Tile-based game

16
61 47
Guess Who? is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Children's game

17
56 43
Chutes and Ladders is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Children's game, Roll and move

18
55 40
Mancala is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Classic Board Games

19
63 51
Operation is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Classic Board Games

20
17 6
Connect Four is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
dan the critic added

21
57 46
Settlers of Catan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
German-style

22
46 39
Apples to Apples is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
ChloeFletcher added

23
56 47
Backgammon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Board game

24
42 33
Parcheesi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Cross and circle game, Board game

25
44 35
Taboo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Party game