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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102 36
Chess is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Chess Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game

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81 38
Cluedo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Clue Roll and move

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74 39
Risk is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Risk Strategy game, Board game, Grand strategy wargame

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76 42
The Game of Life is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
The Game of Life Roll and move, Economic simulation

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76 41
Trivial Pursuit is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Trivial Pursuit Trivia, Party game, Roll and move

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44 13
Monopoly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Monopoly Board game, Economic simulation, Roll and move

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66 36
Battleship is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Classic Board Games

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65 33
Draughts is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Classic Board Games

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58 35
Sorry! is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Sorry! Cross and circle game, Children's game

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52 31
Scattergories is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Classic Board Games

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55 38
Pictionary is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Pictionary Party game, Roll and move, Word

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53 38
Candy Land is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
ChloeFletcher added Candy Land Children's game

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16 2
Scrabble is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Scrabble Word

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44 33
Trouble is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Trouble Children's game

The Best Flying Pokemon of All Time

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45 35
Guess Who? is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Guess Who? Children's game

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46 36
Operation is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Classic Board Games

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39 29
Mancala is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Classic Board Games

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31 24
Apples to Apples is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
ChloeFletcher added Apples to Apples

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40 34
Chutes and Ladders is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Chutes and Ladders Children's game, Roll and move

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42 36
Twister is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Twister Party game

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34 26
Mahjong is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Mahjong Tile-based game

The Best Italian Shoe Brands For Men

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39 32
Mouse Trap is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Mouse Trap Children's game, Roll and move

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44 40
Backgammon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Backgammon Board game

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38 35
Settlers of Catan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Settlers of Catan German-style

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26 23
Perfection is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
ChloeFletcher added Perfection Children's game

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29 28
Parcheesi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Parcheesi Cross and circle game, Board game

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32 32
Cranium is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Cranium Party game

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29 31
Taboo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Taboo Party game

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25 34
Don't Break the Ice is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Don't Break the Ice Children's game

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9 17
Go is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
xordiw added Go Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game

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21 35
Rummikub is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Rummikub Tile-based game

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19 34
Balderdash is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
Balderdash Party game

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6 19
Uncle Wiggily is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
RobLein added Uncle Wiggily Children's game, Roll and move

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6 23
Don't Wake Daddy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
ChloeFletcher added Don't Wake Daddy

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6 26
Elefun is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
ChloeFletcher added Elefun

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5 34
I'm the Boss! is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Classic Board Games
I'm the Boss! Economic simulation