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Top 5 Classic Board Games

If you were to make a list of your favorite indoor board games what would you include?  Would chess be one of them?  Or are you a Life or Scrabble fan?  There are a large number of board games that are classics and have stood the test of time. People often have a large collection of them and they are always looking for something new.  But, the fact is, that some games are must-haves.  These classic board games have transcended generations and we hold them dear to our hearts.  This list has been compiled after aggregating results from several sources.

Our global top 5 list of timeless board games is:

5. Life

This is a relatively newer game in comparison to the other four. This is designed to be, well, like real life.  Go through and make choices that will eventually effect what you can and cannot do in life. A game with plenty of options and each choice will take you in a completely different direction. This game and its different varieties such as the Simpson’s version continue to hold promise for many years to come.

4. Checkers

Checkers is another popular board game. Everyone recognizes the black and red checkered board and it is one of the simplest of games to learn.  It has been around since about the 1500’s where people began playing with far less interesting pieces.

3. Chess 

Chess goes as far back as the 7th century. The game is strategy at its best.  It is one game that many will study, learn, and spend a lifetime learning.  It’s a game you learn to love as you pick up more strategies with time. Chess has an extremely large following of people.

2. Scrabble 

Another classic board game that has diehard followers. A lot of people start playing scrabble to improve their vocabulary. In this game, the goal is to outwit the other player, scoring more points by creating more high-scoring words. A game that most people fall in love with while they are just picking up the English language. Some of these hang around and make a career of it. The true testament that this game is truly global is that the current world champion hails from Thailand.

1. Monopoly

This is one of the world’s most well known board games.  The game is a game of real estate, purchasing property, developing it and then making sure others lose their money before you do.  This classic board game has a number of different versions to reach from young kids to the most sophisticated of all professionals.  There are deluxe editions as well as fun loving Disney editions, sports editions, and even cat and dog-opoly! One or more of the various flavors of this game is likely to hang around for years to come.


Article by: Mike Singh

Mike Singh is a successful webmaster and publisher of chess-made-ez.com . He provides the basic chess rules and excellent chess tips to take your game to the next level.

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