Although today people around the world are crazy about video games, we all remember that as children we spent hours with legendary classic games such as chess and monopoly. And now, when you see a classic board game in some shop, it brings you back good memories, right?
Well, you’re never old enough to stop playing classic board games. As the word itself says - classics. It just can’t be bad. Games that are loved by all generations and will never go out of fashion.
If you miss classic board games and you want to play some of them with your friends at the next party, let's remember 6 all-time classic board games that never gets old!
Probably the game that first comes to your mind is a monopoly. The monopoly is probably the most famous classic board game in the world, ever. This game is loved by everyone, from family, friends, all ages and generations, it’s simply suitable for all players. This game is based on owning and renting property and can be played among up to 6 players. The monopoly also offers many benefits to you and your children. Let's look at some of them.
We must agree that most people are not fans of mathematics, especially kids. With the monopoly, the kids will start to love mathematics. Monopoly includes addition, subtraction, and even fractional multiplication.
Just like in real-life business, in classic monopoly there are negotiations. Playing this game you’ll improve and develop negotiation skills, as you’ll have to negotiate with others to get what you need.
When you think of a monopoly, the first thing that comes to your mind is surely money and property. Players will get the chance to learn how finances work. Besides that, they can learn through buying and selling rental properties, you will improve your economic and business skills.
Another of the most famous and most popular classic board games in the world is chess. While some will say that chess is one of the most popular sports in the world. Experts and academics say that chess is an important factor in developing children’s concentration, problem-solving, critical, original and creative thinking as well as mathematical abilities. It also has a positive effect on improving memory, while kids with special needs can develop learning and thinking abilities. Chess is a simple game for all ages and generations, regardless of nationality, gender or disadvantages.
It is known that this game has its roots in India, China, and Persia, but it’s at least 1,300 years old, while the modern version of chess has roots in 15th-century southern Europe. Although chess was once considered a bad game that encourages people to gamble, today it is recognized by the International Olympic Committee as a sport. And there is a campaign which is trying to include this game into the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Whether it's a sport or a game, chess is timeless. With so many benefits, chess becomes highly competitive as people get older. Even amateurs can compete in various competitions in the world, and you can also professionally play chess. Traditionally, players from the Russian Federation are considered the most successful chess players.
Another very famous classic board game.
This is a strategy classic board game, that can be played from 2 up to 6 players. The standard version of Risk is played on board – the map of Europe, which is divided into 42 territories, grouped in 6 continents. Players control their armies and try to capture territories of their enemies – other players. The result is determined by rolling the dice. The interesting part is, that players can form alliances during the game, and that can change game-winner. The main goal is to win every territory on the board. We must say that this game is not so easy, as it can last from a few hours to a couple of days. Prepare a good strategy!
The origin of Risk dates back to 1957, when Albert Lamorisse, a French filmmaker, invented the game. Simple rules, multiplayer strategies and conquest of the territory today are great fun for the whole family. Today, you have numerous versions of this game, with new maps, even a video version of this game.
Are you passionate about games? If you truly are, you’re going to love Connect Four! Maybe you actually heard about this game under the names: Captain's Mistress, Four Up, Plot Four, Find Four, Four in a Row, Four in a Line, Drop Four, and Gravitrips (in the Soviet Union). If you still have not heard, we will present you this game in a nutshell. This is a two-player connection game, where the players have to pick a color and then take turns and drop one colored disc from the top into a seven-column, six-row vertically suspended grid. While the pieces are falling straight down occupying the lowest available space in the column. The aim of this game is to become the first who will form the horizontal, vertical and diagonal line of four of one's own discs. Connect Four was invented and sold first in February 1974, under Connect Four trademark by Milton Bradley. Maybe you didn’t know, Milton Bradley designed a famous game called Switch.
Scrabble word finder is also one of the most popular classic board games. For those who do not like math, chess, and war strategy, this game is perfect.
It’s ideal for 2-4 players, where they’re trying to score points by placing puzzles with a single letter onto a board divided into squares. The letters must form meaningful words in columns – from left to right in rows or downward. The game contains very simple rules, and it is difficult to compose the word from the offered order of letters.
This game is suitable for all players, so younger and older can improve their vocabulary, while having fun! Scrabble does have its own dictionary that you have to use, and it’s sold separately. This is what keeps the game fair, but you can also use any other dictionary if your friends agree with that. Depending on your interest, there are various versions of this game like retro, deluxe, super deluxe, junior and others.
Younger generations must have heard of Pictionary. This is a very popular classic board game today at parties.
This game is great for teens and adults, and there is no limit to the players. The optimum number is about 12 players divided into pairs. It’s a very simple game and brings lots of laugh and fun. You have a board, cards, a die, a pencil, and paper. Lay down the board, put cards in the center and you’re ready to play!
Since you decided the pairs, it’s time to decide who in each team will be the picture - the person who will draw the picture and the game begins with rolling the die. The team with the highest roll pick the card. The first round means All play category and involves everyone. Then the picture has a few seconds before sketching the picture. All players then are trying to guess and the team that guesses first, win the round and roll the die. After that, the pictures are switching over and a new card is drawn. The category that they have to draw depends on the square that they have landed and for every correct answer they roll the die. The first team that reaches to finish the square is a winner.
Pretty interesting, right?