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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75 16
Monopoly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Roll and move, Economic simulation, Board game

2
119 48
Chess is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game

3
103 43
Cluedo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Roll and move

4
90 43
Risk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Strategy game, Board game, Grand strategy wargame

5
81 41
Battleship is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Classic Board Games

6
74 38
Sorry! is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Cross and circle game, Children's game

7
85 46
Trivial Pursuit is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Trivia, Party game, Roll and move

8
78 37
Draughts is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Classic Board Games

9
88 50
The Game of Life is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Roll and move, Economic simulation

10
29 6
Scrabble is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Word

11
66 42
Pictionary is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Party game, Roll and move, Word

12
65 43
Candy Land is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
ChloeFletcher added Children's game

13
55 36
Trouble is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Children's game

14
56 38
Scattergories is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Classic Board Games

15
56 41
Operation is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Classic Board Games

16
53 40
Guess Who? is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Children's game

17
49 38
Chutes and Ladders is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Children's game, Roll and move

18
47 34
Mancala is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Classic Board Games

19
40 30
Apples to Apples is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
ChloeFletcher added

20
40 28
Mahjong is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Tile-based game

21
51 43
Twister is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Party game

22
48 38
Mouse Trap is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Children's game, Roll and move

23
47 40
Settlers of Catan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
German-style

24
37 31
Taboo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Party game

25
36 31
Parcheesi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Cross and circle game, Board game

26
48 45
Backgammon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Board game

27
39 37
Cranium is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Party game

28
31 28
Perfection is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
ChloeFletcher added Children's game

29
6 1
Connect Four is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
dan the critic added

30
4 1
Family Feud is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
dan the critic added

31
4 1
Wheel of Fortune is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
dan the critic added

32
4 2
Stratego is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
dan the critic added Strategy game, Board game

33
4 2
Blokus is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
dan the critic added

34
3 2
Hats Off is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
dan the critic added

35
31 39
Don't Break the Ice is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Children's game

36
0 0
Agricola is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
f15h added Strategy game

37
0 0
Pandemic is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
f15h added Cooperative board game, Cooperative game

38
0 0
Dominion is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
f15h added

39
0 0
7 Wonders is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
f15h added Board 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
Small World is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
f15h added

43
0 0
Puerto Rico is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
f15h added German-style

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

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
13 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
25 39
Rummikub is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Tile-based game

50
12 24
Don't Wake Daddy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
ChloeFletcher added