Top Ten Best Board GamesAs the title of the list implies, this list is a collection of the top games played on a game board; which by definition excludes games such as Connect Four and card games.
The Top TenXW
I think this game is the best of the best. Suitable for any family to have fun during free time. Suitable for any ages. Once you play it, you will want to play it over and over again!
A game where you need luck, strategy, intelligence and skills in diplomacy. It's all about flattering the opponent, and then take all of his money.
I think monopoly is my favorite game. Laugh out loud. I've been playing it since I was probably 5 years old. I have played a lot of series.
A very fun game to ruin friendships - McgillacuddyV115 Comments
Why can you not enjoy Chess? It's a mind boggling game that teaches people of strategy and sacrifice. Teaches many lessons to a person. - Punisher12
Chess is a great game where everything is at a level playing field - docghost
I think chess is the best board game because it helps you with real things and if you're capable of mixing your real life with chess then you'll win. Everything goes accourding to chess, if you analyze the real life you'll see that your life is full of sacrifices (when you've said bad words, did bad things) and strategy. It's like a war where you protect the king, your children. The one who knows chess can rule the world better than the one who knows risk. The chess player will understand the risks of everything. So I guess it really helps.
People who vote for monopoly etc are mad though it a good game but its pure waste of time while chess is an internationally played gamed which also sharpens our mind and people who master this not only have grand titles but also get fame and money. EAST OR WEST CHESS IS THE BEST!V105 Comments
I agree with most people on here- many say it's all about luck due to the dice and the cards at the beginning of the game. Those people are actually oblivious to how much strategy you have to integrate into your gameplay. Like a real war, luck is a big factor, yes- you never know who's going to win, adding to the suspense- but if you have a godawful strategy, even good luck's not going to save you.
This game has a well-deserved place on this list. While there are better games, this one happens to be my particular favorite. The only problem I'd have with this is that it ignites temper among the players- the goal is to ruthlessly conquer, after all. All in all, it's not the best family-night game, but it's still a timeless classic that's not really as famous as others, but as well designed. Take a risk and try it out!
Simple enough to teach to anyone, yet complex enough to satisfy more hardcore gamers. There are multiple versions (including a few spin-offs of popular franchises), and although the arrows are much more boring than the detailed infantry units of previous versions, the choice for mission based gameplay with a variety of objectives and power-ups, as well as better balanced cards-troops ratios, gives the most recent version an edge over previous versions. If you want to take it to the next level, you can make up different units with strengths and weaknesses or additional mission objectives with varied power-ups and so on. My only real complaint to this game is that it's "lengthy playtime" of 3-4 hours (despite being nothing compared to most war games) scares off a lot of first timers.
I'm a very big fan of board games so I decided to go with this one... If you had the chance to rule the world would you take it - wildog47
Best ever gameV34 Comments
I was a small fish in a big pond before I played life. But this game taught me to put myself out and hope for the best. You just can not beat life.
brings back lots of memories
This game is great! I played it with a few of my friends, before deciding to purchase it myself. Great fun. Definitely a must have with my family, played it for 3 hours, then stopped and left my friends and I wanting to play more.
I haven't played this before, but from what I've seen, Life is amazing.V29 Comments
I really love that game I just hope I don't kill anybody. But it is really really fun.
I love this game it's fun and easy to play. It also makes you think a lot. It's perfect for a wet weekend.
I love this game so much, it's endless fun, I've never lost. - I<3Queen
This is my favorite game in the world!V20 Comments
I am happy with the top 5. But Settlers is the best I'm sorry to say... Settlers of Catan is a game like no other! If you don't know what it is BUY IT it is totally worth it. Completely different from any other board game. This game is unique as you play it you will know what I mean! So Try it it will introduce you to a brand new way to play Board games.
It will open your eyes to a whole new world of board games
I started playing this game when I was 12 just by chance when I went to my friend's cottage and his Great Aunt had billions of board games. I had never even heard of this one but once I started playing it, me and my friend and his family played it every morning until I left the cottage and got it at home. IT'S SO FUN, and has luck and strategy in it. There's lots of rules but once you know all the rules you'll love it!
Settlers of Catan is an amazing mold of luck and strategy put into a box. It's incredibly fun, Awesome, and brings a family the joy of trading wood for sheep... It's a lot more fun than it sounds you also get to build roads!...I'm not doing great job at selling it, anyways, it's fun, Awesome, Easy to find. The only flaw it has is that it's a little complicated but that's it. I absolutely love it.V45 Comments
As games go, Scrabble has everything. Each game is different due to luck of the draw, but your own cleverness and skill can compensate for a bad draw. It's also terrific for teaching children logic, spelling, spatial relations, et al
Play one of the above games then play scrabble in this game you usually aren't wishing your playing game consoles or doing fun stuff however in the above games sometimes you just don't really want to play it
I love scrabble. I always end up with at least 200 points or 175 or a tiny bit less. Of course my dad's high score was around 370 or something. But I still love this game. Really makes you think.
You normally wouldn't really want to play scrabble, but once you start playing, you suddenly treat it as one of the best games in the world.V14 Comments
I think ist fun and enjoyable it really opens doors to games of the future
This game is absolutely amazing. It combines luck and strategy, so every time you play it, it will be a different experience.
Battleship is a fun great game to play I probably play it every week for fun.
It's the best game ever!V6 Comments
This is the first board game I've ever learned to play. - RNHM15
Its simplicity yet need for total strategy easily makes it the best board game for anyone to play.
so simple all you need in a board game.
Checkers is probably the most simple board game, but it still requires good strategy if you want to win. I don't play it that much, but I still love it.V7 Comments
I have decided I hate Sorry. As a child, I loved it. I played it with my Dad all the time. Now I am a father, and my 4-year-old son loves Sorry. Loves it. Sorry is on the table at least twice a week. How did my dad do it? For this new found feeling for the game, and my son's love for it, it must be a top 10.
I love sorry it's the best game in the world love it you should 2 fun game and strategy and skill I beat my friends all the time get the game. I played it b4 but I never owned 1 be4 -_-
Sorry, but sorry is the best game. Teaches you how to get revenge on your opponents and not take peoples crap.
I'm sorry they ever made the game sorryV10 Comments
There may not be a "board" in this game, but I have to say, it's extremely fun. Not only can a player give honest answers, but often times the answers can be funny and filled with inappropriate innuendo (i. E. An answer card reading "Easy" and a responding card that reads "Paris Hilton")- and that is why I love Apples to Apples. Fun for the whole family, and for the sick minded buddies laugh out loud. - the_dude_abides
Apples to Apples is one of the most funniest and fun games I have played in a long time. The young old and everyone in between can play and have a blast. "Very innovated, " my friends say, you can play it without instructions!
This game is great because anyone can play and be good! I personally like to go for the more ironic answer, rather than the one that "best" matches the description.
The word was sexy and I said Albert EinsteinV17 Comments
Awesome game. Its really fun to play with people who have no idea what their history, science, etc is! - fireinside96
fun game, really entertaining to just answer the questions - danajs24
Been playing this for30 years - the best family game
Is the best I love answering questions and winning in one runV2 Comments
5. Trivial Pursuit
And why the hell is pictionary 28th! - egillaxelsson
I want to be an artist when I grow up. (I want to be other things too, of course). -
The Pictionary group
Pictionary (1985, Western Publishing Company)
Get the Picture (1987, Worlds of Wonder)
Win, Lose or Draw (1987, Milton Bradley)
Disney Pictionary DVD Game (2007, Disney/Mattel Games) - playstationfan66
My brother loves this game and so do I. I play it all the time. When someone gets four in a row he/she wins!
It uses concentration thinking and strategy. Get it, play it, love it!
If you don't like connect 4, you should see a doctor. Connect four is one of my favourite board games, and I'm surprised it didn't make it to the top 10.
No WAY! All it is is dropping circles into it!
Ticket to ride is a suitable family game for up to six players. It has different versions. It should be one
Ticket to Ride is a fun way make you really think as you lay down trains:) My favourite game ever!
Best game to get people who don't normally play games to start playing games.
Super easy and Super Fun. (I Recommend Europe)
One of the best strategic family games in existence!V9 Comments
When you rate a game on 'best of all time' you have to include influence in your decision. Not everyone has played Risk, Apples to Apples, or Ticket to Ride - or even Chess (ouch), sad but... EVERYONE has played Candyland. It is the gateway board game. It must be a top 5 based on this alone.
It is an amazing game I like how they added the candy
My early childhood as cardboard
Come on! How fruity is this game.V3 Comments
For all intents and purposes, this is Risk 2.0. The difference is this: more complex troops, set-up, and combat. But also more fun (well, sometimes). This game can be extremely long if everyone involved knows what they are doing, but will typically take 5-6 hours. The massive variety to troops and strategies really help make this game replayable. My only real complaints are that the set-up provides no leniency, forcing players to instead make strategy with what they are given (I prefer the "choose your territory and troop placement" style of war game, and while you can make edits, even small changes can lead to huge imbalances later in the game), and few people are willing to learn this game due to its insane amount of depth. Fortunately, strategies can be almost completely different every time you play, adding higher replay ability than most war games with a forced set-up. An under-rated gem in board gaming history for sure.
This game is risk except 10 time harder games can take days and outcomes are always different. 1940 Global edition is the best edition in my opinion, start off with 1942 if you are looking to get into this game.
This game is a truly unique experience, rare have I played a game where I felt like I was in complete control of an army, it is a very fun game in my opinion.
If you like Risk, but feel it's missing a dimension, you will find (and love) it hereV7 Comments
Excellent game for ages 5+. Good logic, spacial - relations games. Easy to learn. Mastery with a bit more time.
Great fun, quick game, it doesn't have to take all day,.
Easy to learn, fun to play and not all buy luck.
Amazing fun, easy strategy to learn, difficult to perfectV3 Comments
Great game. Unfortunately, all the stores I've went to have took this item out of stock. idk how long its been since they stopped buying Stratego, but not many people kno about it now. :(
Buy this game people, and be amazed at the fun you will hav!
They still sell Stratego! I love that game! I have both the original and the LOTR version! It's the most fun game ever! - Freak_Show1
one of the best board games, like chess but it needs luck because you cannot see the no of enemy or the bomb or the flag - ronluna
Best game everV10 Comments
Probably the best one so far. Mattel (or Fundex) also did different variants of this game including My Scene, Princess, Limited Too, Justice, High School Musical and SpongeBob SquarePants. - playstationfan66V2 Comments
Related ListsTop Ten Games Excluding Video Games, Card Games, and Board Games Top Ten Classic Board and Card Games Hardest Two-Player Turn-Based Strategy Board Games to Master Top Ten Things TopTenners Often Compare Bad Stuff to (Excluding Movies, Board Games, Cameras, and Animals) Top Ten Underrated Board Games
List StatsUpdated 27 Jul 2016
9 years, 340 days old
Top Remixes (30)
View All 30