Top Ten Best Board Games

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.

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1Monopoly

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.

This board game is the best. It is great for families but takes a long time to play.

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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.

Chess is essentially poker, minus the element of luck. It is unique, can be mind-blowing, and is always a delight for anyone with a mathematical mind. Even those who don't take interest in chess's logicality seem to become smarter just by playing routinely.

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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!

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

Risk is ubiquitous in all areas of life and risk management is something that we all must do, whether we are managing a major organization or simply crossing the road. When describing risk however, it is convenient to consider that risk practitioners operate in some specific practice areas.

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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

Life is entirely based on luck. Everything is complete luck. You can't control anything - CityGuru

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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

Really nice game for an evening with friends, although Sherlock claims the rules are wrong. - Internet-User

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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.

I have the Justice Collector's Edition of Scrabble. - playstationfan66

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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.

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

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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

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!

Great for strategy, variation and fun!

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9Battleship

I think ist fun and enjoyable it really opens doors to games of the future

I would like to vote this game at 14% this is the best from monopoly

It is very interesting. Improved my sense of guessing.

I won against my dad. - lizard302

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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.

Haha! I love this game. Once I won for SILENT because I had "Picking your nose." Its hilarious.

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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

This game is ok but it depends on luck and the number that you get

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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

Is the best I love answering questions and winning in one run

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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

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.

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

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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

One of the best

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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

Chess to the millionth power

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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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