Never Bored With Board Games

My family and I love to play board games. Playing board games is not just for raining days, it’s great anytime. All I have to do is take Monopoly or Clue out of the closet, maybe make some popcorn or something else that’s healthy, and we’re all ready to go!

I know many people who really enjoy playing board games with their family and/or friends, and some even have designated “game nights.” We’re all so (electronically) connected nowadays, it’s just nice to get away from the screen for a while.

Did you know that playing board games is popular throughout the world? Global sales of games and puzzles have grown from $9.3 billion in 2013 to $9.6 billion in 2016, according to Euromonitor International, with expected year-on-year growth of more than 1% this year.

So what board games do you like to play? Let me know!

Here are some of the top board games of all time, according to

  • Apples to Apples
  • Arkham Horror
  • Axis and Allies
  • Backgammon
  • Battleship
  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Candyland
  • Carcassonne
  • Checkers
  • Chess
  • Chutes and Ladders
  • Clue
  • Connect Four
  • Cosmic Encounter
  • Cranium
  • Dominion
  • Don’t Break the Ice
  • Go
  • Mahjong
  • Monopoly
  • Operation
  • Pandemic
  • Pictionary
  • Power Grid
  • Risk
  • Scattergories
  • Scrabble
  • Settlers of Catan
  • Smallworld
  • Sorry!
  • Stratego
  • The Game of Life
  • Ticket to Ride
  • Trivial Pursuit
  • Trouble
  • Uno
  • Yahtzee

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Thanks, and have a great day – hopefully by playing a board game with your friends or family!

25 thoughts on “Never Bored With Board Games”

  1. Have you ever played “Play Nine”? This is a fun card game using strategies. It is available at Dick’s Sporting Goods stores and costs about $20.00. It is based on golf, but you quickly learn that strategies to maintain the lowest score is the key to the game. It is great for challenging bright students that are bored with the typical board game. Adults love it too. We all need a challenge.
    Thanks. Marilyn Thomas.

    1. I don’t remember that game, but as a child I played the card game OLD MAID’S, MARBLE’S,JACK’S,And PICK UP STICKS, in which I am trying to get my grand kids to try them, they look at me like I am crazy(smile).

  2. My son Bradley, 9 years old loves playing Monopoly. With only myself, husband, and son playing it sure does take hours to finish a game. We enjoy the time spent together laughing and having fun. Have any of you tried Monopoly Empire or Monopoly Here and Now? Both of these versions of Monopoly are a lot of fun too.

  3. Scattegories, Apples to Apples, Monopoly, Candyland, and I no are all time favorites! Taboo is the go to game. My newest game is LRC Left Right Center

  4. I enjoy battleship, checkers, Monopoly, sorry, trouble, and Candy Land. When I wash younger there was a game called 1313 dead end drive it was like the kids version of clue it had a really neat 3d pop up board. Does anyone remember mall madness?! That was an awesome 3d interactive electronic board game with little credit cards people and accessories!! I enjoy Uno and mahjong although I don’t really know that I would call them “board games” also mancala

  5. My hubby puts puzzles together & plays Cribbage. But he plays it with a buddy of his on most Tuesdays or Wednesdays. We use to play it together in Texas. I do not know why he does not want to play it with me anymore.

  6. Our family loves Lords of Waterdeep, 7 Wonders and Formula D, which is great for large families. Machi Koro is becoming another fave. We’re big board and card gamers!

  7. I love playing backgammon with my husband and trivia pursuit with our friends.
    So true that actually getting together with people and playing board games makes for a fun social night.

  8. when I have my grandchildren over we play game to
    Pictionary. backgammon, candyland, checkers , sorry and connect four, and trouble, uno, and yahtzee, and card games

  9. When I have my grandchildren over we play alot of games Pictionary, backgammmon, candyland, checkers and card games

  10. I love to play Ludie with my family and friends. This is a strategy game with four players battling to go home. First player to get all their pieces home wins.

  11. Playing board games has been a part of my family since my daughter was old enough play a game. Now she is 24 and we get each other a new board game each year and will take a weekend to just play games. We sometimes get together with friends but this has been, and hopefully will continue to be, a great way to stay connected as a family and share a real conversation that does not revolve around a cell phone or computer.

  12. MAD GAB is a blast! I’m always on the hunt for new games for family game time. We’ve enjoyed the ones you mentioned in your blog, but have found several others to be fun as well, though most require the participants to be of reading age. LINKEE, Mr. Listers Quiz Shootout and Trhyme (yes, that’s how it’s spelled) are fun. But the most fun I have ever had was playing PARTY GRAS, which is hard to find, but likely can order it online. So fun!

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