Top Ten Best Board Games

July 7, 2015 - As 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. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

1
Monopoly
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.
[Newest]I think is awesome!
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2Chess
Why can you not enjoy Chess? Its 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.
[Newest]Easy to pick up and play, impossible to Master. There are more chess variations than there are grains of sand on this planet. Simple rule set produces immeasurable complexity.
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3Risk
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!
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

Played it years ago and its the only game I've seen my dad lose his temper, but can you wonder at it when the troops from mums little old Afghanistan annihilated the full might of his Russian army. Brilliant.
[Newest]Risk is the best strategy game ever anyone who hates on it or calls it luck based does not know strategy games

4Life
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.
This game has opened up a whole new meaning to my life. I set out to be a millionaire with only £10 in my pocket and this game has given me the incentive to apply myself in a whole new adventure. I <3 LIFE THE GAME. THANK YOU

althemasterno1enemy

brings back lots of memories

anthonybecerra831

[Newest]Life is entirely based on luck. Everything is complete luck. You can't control anything

5Clue
I really love that game I just hope I don't kill anybody. But it is really really fun.

JustinBiebersGurl

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

[Newest]Really nice game for an evening with friends, although Sherlock claims the rules are wrong.

6Scrabble
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.
[Newest]I have the Justice Collector's Edition of Scrabble.

playstationfan66


7Checkers
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.
[Newest]I can't even play this game on the computer and (by you I mean anyone) you expect me to play it?!?!?

8Settlers of Catan
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
Its my favourite board game out there. Its not widely known and its hard to find in stores but if you get your hands on it, you'll have tonnes of fun.
[Newest]Great for strategy, variation and fun!

9Battleship
I think ist fun and enjoyable it really opens doors to games of the future
It is very interesting. Improved my sense of guessing.
Love this game me and my step brother play all the time

10Apples to Apples
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.
[Newest]Haha! I love this game. Once I won for SILENT because I had "Picking your nose." Its hilarious.

The Contenders

11Sorry
I love sorry its 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 -_-
This is the best game you can get out there in the world.
This game rules because you can knock people down
If you don't want to make it #1. At least make it top ten I love this game it's so fun
[Newest]This game is ok but it depends on luck and the number that you get

12Pictionary
My opinion
1. Pictionary
2. clue
3. Life
4. Risk
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


13Trivial Pursuit
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
[Newest]Is the best I love answering questions and winning in one run

14Connect Four
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!

15Candyland
Come on! How fruity is this game.
It is an amazing game I like how they added the candy
I remember that this was my very first gameborad I ever played when I was little.

16Axis and Allies
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.
I have never played a game that made me feel like I was a part it until I played this even though I have the classic which you cannot buy anymore.

Calebng

[Newest]Best game ever and if you have better strategies then others then you can adjust the country so it is a challenge every time for everyone

17Snakes and Ladders
It's chutes and ladders not snakes and ladders to be honest

Liv1

Shut up its good

18Ticket To Ride
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!
Great game buy it before its too late
[Newest]One of the best

19Stratego
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!

OffspringBeatsAll

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

[Newest]Chess to the millionth power

20Scattergories
Never get bored with this one
It's fun to think of something and compare at the end!
Love love this game!

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