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
166 67
Chess is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game
2
130 45
Monopoly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Board game, Economic simulation, Roll and move
3
140 56
Clue is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Roll and move
4
125 55
Risk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Strategy game, Board game, Grand strategy wargame
5
109 52
Battleship is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
6
111 59
Trivial Pursuit is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Trivia, Party game, Roll and move
7
93 49
Sorry! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Cross and circle game, Children's game
8
57 18
Scrabble is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Word
9
112 65
The Game of Life is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Roll and move, Economic simulation
10
104 53
Draughts is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
11
71 44
Trouble is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Children's game
12
82 55
Candy Land is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
ChloeFletcher added Children's game
13
77 54
Pictionary is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Party game, Roll and move, Word
14
68 50
Scattergories is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
15
68 48
Settlers of Catan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
German-style
16
61 46
Chutes and Ladders is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Children's game, Roll and move
17
24 9
Connect Four is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
dan the critic added
18
54 38
Mahjong is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Tile-based game
19
67 53
Guess Who? is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Children's game
20
55 42
Apples to Apples is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
ChloeFletcher added
21
68 55
Operation is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
22
58 44
Mancala is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
23
47 35
Parcheesi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Cross and circle game, Board game
24
61 50
Backgammon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Board game
25
19 9
Stratego is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
dan the critic added Strategy game, Board game