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.

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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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102 33
Monopoly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Roll and move, Economic simulation, Board game

2
141 60
Chess is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game

3
121 52
Clue is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Roll and move

4
110 50
Risk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Strategy game, Board game, Grand strategy wargame

5
97 47
Battleship is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Classic Board Games

6
102 50
Trivial Pursuit is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Trivia, Party game, Roll and move

7
84 43
Sorry! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Cross and circle game, Children's game

8
99 59
The Game of Life is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Roll and move, Economic simulation

9
89 47
Draughts is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Classic Board Games

10
44 13
Scrabble is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Word

11
72 47
Pictionary is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Party game, Roll and move, Word

12
73 47
Candy Land is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
ChloeFletcher added Children's game

13
63 40
Trouble is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Children's game

14
64 41
Scattergories is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Classic Board Games

15
60 46
Guess Who? is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Children's game

16
55 42
Chutes and Ladders is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Children's game, Roll and move

17
63 50
Operation is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Classic Board Games

18
46 33
Mahjong is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Tile-based game

19
53 40
Mancala is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Classic Board Games

20
17 5
Connect Four is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
dan the critic added

21
56 44
Settlers of Catan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
German-style

22
46 37
Apples to Apples is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
ChloeFletcher added

23
42 32
Parcheesi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Cross and circle game, Board game

24
44 34
Taboo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Party game

25
51 43
Mouse Trap is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Children's game, Roll and move