Board games are a common pastime for many people, but there are so many board games that deciding which one to get can be difficult. So today, we’re going to talk about some of the most popular board games in the world and why they’re so fun!
Monopoly is a classic and one of the most popular board games. It was invented in 1903 by Elizabeth Magie. The game goal is to buy and sell property, bankrupt your opponents, and become the wealthiest player.
The original version of Monopoly featured players traveling around an imaginary “Monopoly City,” buying up real estate with their hard-earned dollars. Players could choose to purchase any property they wished (up to three streets worth) until one player owned all properties. After everyone had purchased their properties and passed Go! four times (at which point no one could pass Go again), players would start earning rent from other players landing on their properties. Some clever players even used this system against others!
In 1935 Parker Brothers acquired distribution rights for Monopoly in both North America and Great Britain. It was considered a great success, selling 3 million copies worldwide by 1940, with more than 12 million copies sold today!
Scrabble is a word game that has been around since 1938 and has been a bestseller for over 70 years. Originally published by the Selchow & Righter Company in the United States, it was marketed as “the fast thinking word game.” This wasn’t just an idle claim—Scrabble is played by millions of people worldwide daily!
The popularity of Scrabble can be traced back to its simplicity: you don’t need any special equipment or skills to play. All you need is two players (and maybe some friends), some tiles, and a board. The goal of Scrabble is simple, too: make words on your turn by playing letter tiles onto your rack. At the end of each round, you score points based on how high-scoring your scored words were relative to those made by other players.
Risk is a strategy board game of global domination, first published in 1957 by Parker Brothers. The game’s object is to occupy and control an entire world map by eliminating all other players and their armies. Players can play against the computer or another person via email.
The game is played on a board divided into territories arranged as hexagons (hexes), with each territory owned by one of six nations: America, Russia, China, Germany, England, and Japan. Some versions include France (India has since replaced France in some editions). Each player starts with an army consisting of two infantry units and two cavalry units plus additional reinforcements depending on the number of players. A deck of cards represents events that may influence gameplay. For example, you must attack other territories if a war card is drawn. If an event card such as “Allies Discovered” appears, then reinforcements are sent from allied nations to help during this war. Other cards allow players to perform actions like moving armies or playing additional ones. It was one of the most popular online board games.
Life is a board game first published in 1860 by Milton Bradley. The game’s object is to manage your assets and investments so that you have enough money to retire. Over time, players collect cards depicting various income sources and expenses, invest in stocks and real estate, pay bills, receive gifts from others (through weddings or inheritance), and receive unemployment compensation when they lose their jobs or become ill and even die. Life has been continuously produced since its introduction and can be found on store shelves today. It has been published under several different names, including “The Checkered Game of Life” and other titles such as “The New Checkered Game of Life.” Since its original release, there have also been both small and large versions and many different themed editions.
Trivial Pursuit is a fast-paced board game that was created in the 1980s and became extremely popular. It was so popular that more than 100 million copies of this game were sold worldwide between 1982 and 2013.
In Trivial Pursuit, players are given questions about various topics such as history or science. Each player has six tokens they can move around the board by answering questions correctly or collecting tokens from other players who have answered incorrectly. The goal is to collect all of your opponent’s tokens to win before one person gets five points.
Sorry! is a simple, two-player strategy game for children and adults. The object of the game is to get your opponent to say “sorry!” by landing on their pieces with yours. It’s been around since 1935 and has remained popular ever since.
To play Sorry!, begin by choosing one person as the dealer and shuffling their deck of 64 cards together. They then deal each player seven cards face down in a row on the table (called “home”), then place four more cards face up in front of each player (these are called “melds”). You’re ready to start playing when all players have received their starting hands!
You lose if your stack runs out before anyone else finishes theirs; whoever has the highest total wins! To create more than one meld on your turn, place them next to each other so that they can be easily added together with another meld later on in the game when it suits your purpose best (such as when trying not to lose or win too quickly).
Settlers of Catan
Settlers of Catan is one of the currently most popular board games that require players to develop settlements, cities, and roads. The game’s goal is to build the longest road and have a large army or city. Players use resources to develop their infrastructure: wood, brick, ore, wheat, and sheep are some examples.
Players can trade resources with other players using cards or dice rolls. In addition to resource trading, there are rules for combat between players if they land on each other’s territories during playtime on this game board.
The first player who has ten victory points wins!
Dixit is a card game for 2-6 players, ages ten and up. The goal of the game is to make other players guess your card’s identity by describing it in one word. However, there are a few twists:
This is a creative game that all ages and experience levels can play. You don’t have to be an expert to succeed at this challenging yet fun challenge. It also comes with an interesting theme (fantasy or fairy tales), making it stand out among similar popular board games—especially those involving animals or superheroes!
We hope you found this article helpful in deciding which one of these popular board games is suitable for your next family game night. If you’re looking to start with something simple and fun, we recommend Monopoly or Sorry! If you have kids who love playing with words, then Scrabble is a great choice. Risk is also a classic but can be challenging for younger players. Make sure everyone has played before starting this one up.