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
121 40
Monopoly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Roll and move, Economic simulation, Board game
2
159 66
Chess is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game
3
136 55
Clue is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Roll and move
4
121 53
Risk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Strategy game, Board game, Grand strategy wargame
5
105 50
Battleship is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
6
108 56
Trivial Pursuit is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Trivia, Party game, Roll and move
7
90 47
Sorry! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Cross and circle game, Children's game
8
100 51
Draughts is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
9
53 17
Scrabble is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Word
10
106 63
The Game of Life is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Roll and move, Economic simulation
11
68 42
Trouble is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Children's game
12
79 52
Candy Land is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
ChloeFletcher added Children's game
13
74 53
Pictionary is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Party game, Roll and move, Word
14
66 48
Scattergories is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
15
66 50
Guess Who? is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Children's game
16
59 45
Chutes and Ladders is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Children's game, Roll and move
17
64 47
Settlers of Catan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
German-style
18
53 37
Mahjong is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Tile-based game
19
65 54
Operation is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
20
57 44
Mancala is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
21
46 34
Parcheesi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Cross and circle game, Board game
22
20 9
Connect Four is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
dan the critic added
23
60 49
Backgammon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Board game
24
49 41
Apples to Apples is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
ChloeFletcher added
25
18 8
Stratego is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
dan the critic added Strategy game, Board game