10 Best Board Games Ever
Before video games came along, board games were all the rage and when you look at the list of the 10 best board games ever it is easy to see why. The list includes classics, many of which have been around for decades but they show no sign of losing popularity.
- "Monopoly." Maybe the best board game of all time. This game can run and run or it can end very quickly depending on a bit of luck and judgement. Unlucky players end up in jail, patient players buy the utilities and adventurous folks throw up hotels to bankrupt their foes.
- "Scrabble." This game requires a broad vocabulary or a carefully hidden dictionary. Smart people figure out how to strategically place letters for maximum effect while losers quickly realize that three-letter words are not going to cut it.
- "Pictionary." Like the best board games, "Pictionary" competitors rely on luck but some artistic skills come in handy. This one often leads to squabbles because one player thinks they can draw and their team mate disagrees.
- "Chess." The best players have had to move on and play computers because other mere mortals are not smart enough to give them a worthwhile match. Everyone loves a Queen and if she gets whacked, the Bishops and Rooks better be ready to rumble in one of the best games ever.
- "Checkers." The old ones are the best ones and "Checkers" is a game even young kids can pick up quickly. It uses the same board as "Chess" but has fewer and easier rules.
- "Connect Four." The name makes it seem simple enough but sometimes you are so busy connecting your pieces that you take you eye of your opponent. This contender for top spot in the 10 best board games ever is great for people of all ages unless they happen to be color blind.
- "Guess Who?" This one requires some intelligence unless you plan to call out each name one at a time. Clever players ask questions that narrow down their opponents person quickly while not-so-clever players scratch their heads and hope for the best.
- "Chutes and Ladders." Also known as "Snakes and Ladders" this board game plays on the old adage that you can take two-steps forward and one step back. It can be an incredibly frustrating experience to almost reach the end and then fail and if you hate seeing glory snatched from your fingers then stay away from this one although it's one of the best ever.
- "Clue." Murder mysteries are great conversation so a murder mystery game is bound to brighten up a boring Sunday afternoon. Various versions of "Clue" have come out down the years but nothing beats the character mix of the original.
- "Risk." This is one for the strategists. You literally have the whole world at your finger tips but you could lose it if you are to rash or too greedy. This one is another that can go on long into the night but it is one of the 10 best board games ever.