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.

The Top Ten

Monopoly Monopoly Product Image

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 honestly have really good memories playing this game and though its really long, the tension builds until everyone is so concentrated theres a wonderful silence coating everyone and everything, but its not awkward.

you take your turns, gaining and losing money and its all balanced on luck and strategy. it really is such an amazing game and I think it fully deserves to be at the top of the list.

also, free parking, am I right?

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.

Chess Chess Product Image

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.

Chess is a great game where everything is at a level playing field

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.

The ultimate game of thinking, planning, and strategy. Been playing chess since 9 years of my life practically daily, almost a decade I'm still playing it to this day. Over the years chess had cleared and thought my mind to think clearly. Under one year of playing chess I started to see the benefit of playing chess.

Life Life Product Image

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.

Life is really fun when I first played it I was terrified there were so many pieces but I figured out they were all needed so if you lose one piece it could cost a lot of fun tickets others just keep on playing youll get the hang of it once you read the instructions

Clue Clue Product Image

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.

It is a fun family game. It is the best detective game there is. I love it! My family and I play it every free time that we get. I love it so much that if it was a person I would want to marry it. It is the BEST!

Risk Risk Product Image

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

Played it years ago and it's 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.

Settlers of Catan Settlers of Catan Product Image

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

Really fun to play with family and friends. I always have a hard time choosing between this and Monopoly.

Catan is simple fun, the game can recall is similar to Age of Empires for the personal computer. The progression is amazing and there are many ways to win so the game can be utilize again and again. Am glad to have purchase one, do not mind others of the sort. Good job to all settlers and may the upgrades benefit the beliefs. A great idea at last put together in the real world. Beautiful design and game mechanics to engage the imagination each time around. Neat.

Scrabble Scrabble Product Image

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

absolutely a m a z I n g

I have soooooo many great memories and inside jokes gathered from playing this game. its perfect for families, friends, it doesn't matter who you play with but its garaunteed to bring a good time. also amazing time killer, two hours will fly by without notice while playing this game and theres also no sore losers if someones in last place because you laugh the whole time and its not serious at all

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.

Battleship Battleship Product Image

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.

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

Checkers Checkers Product Image

This is the first board game I've ever learned to play.

so simple all you need in a board game.

Its simplicity yet need for total strategy easily makes it the best board game for anyone to play.

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.

Sorry Sorry Product Image

Sorry is a really fun board game I had fun playing it in aug 2018 won most of the games lost 1 or 2 games

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.

The Contenders

Connect Four

It is fun the first few times, but overly simple. Also, it is only really fun when the players are about the same age group. Of course an adult will outsmart a 3 year old, unless the adult is Donald Trump.

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 Ticket To Ride Product Image

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

Best game to get people who don't normally play games to start playing games.

Super easy and Super Fun. (I Recommend Europe)

Trivial Pursuit Trivial Pursuit Product Image

so fun to play with unexperienced people

has anyone played one trivial pursuit game so much they memorize all the answers and they get every one right?

Just me?

Awesome game. Its really fun to play with people who have no idea what their history, science, etc is!

fun game, really entertaining to just answer the questions

Been playing this for30 years - the best family game

Apples to Apples

An extremely fun game with four or more players. Plenty of laughs and competitiveness, you don't know what's coming next or who will win.

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.

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.

Snakes and Ladders Snakes and Ladders Product Image

Snakes and ladders is pretty fun I remember playing it lots in 2011

For those of you that are saying it is chutes and ladder not snakes and ladders, a little fact is that in North America the game is called Chutes and Ladders and in the rest of the world, it's called Snakes and Ladders. Same game but if you're wondering, Snakes and Ladders came first. It's really fun for youngsters.

My mom bought me this game (Shoots) in 1978 when I was 3 to show me that counting does not go from 29 to 100. And there is a number called 17. It was a tipping point in my life.

It's chutes and ladders not snakes and ladders to be honest

Candyland Candyland Product Image

I don't know why this is so popular it's as generic as board games get.

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.

Come on! How fruity is this game.

It is an amazing game I like how they added the candy

Carcassonne Carcassonne Product Image

Another gateway game which is based on tile-laying and worker placements. Easy to learn, yet can get complex with strategies if you so choose.

Number two on my list. This game get even better when you start adding the expansions.

Infinitely replayable and expandable. We play a myriad of rules changes and its always still fun

What an awesome game!

Blokus Blokus Product Image

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 perfect

Pictionary Pictionary Product Image

My opinion
1. Pictionary
2. clue
3. Life
4. Risk
5. Trivial Pursuit

And why the hell is pictionary 28th!

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)

Very nice game, it can contain any namber of player and it contian cairtin genral information and you will pass a sevral funny situation

Bingo Bingo Product Image

based on luck but still fun

I used to p r a y that I would win these in elementary lol

Bingo is really fun I remember playing it lots, and winning quite a few times


Hilarious it is fun to watch every one playing do stupid things and it it makes it fun to do stupid things the best board game ever

Crazy fun. The more players, the merrier. Good for older children through adults. Love it.

Too much fun! Its hilarious 90% of the time. The other 10% is if you dislike/can't preform a card.

Hilarious To Watch People Make Stupid Mistakes

Stratego Stratego Product Image

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!

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

Especially with the old wooden pieces, great game of strategy (duh) that is unique every game!

Uno Uno Product Image

I play this game every day with my siblings

it never gets old

we also made up our own version with our own rules

Half of you probably don't even know how to play Uno, so don't say it's your favorite game if you don't even know the rules. The goal isn't to play all your cards, it's to score the most points.

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.

Uno is a really fun game. I always play uno with my friends.

Mastermind Mastermind Product Image

This game has been around for decades. Simple in concept, but requires deductive reasoning skills. Great little game that is sure to please players of all ages. Best to look for an older used version.

amazing, so simple but complicated


Fun game, makes you think, but super enjoyable.

Fun family game and game night game.

Great game for families & friends.

Fun fun. I like this game

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