March 15, 2017
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Board Games Are Back! The Top Games from Childhood to Play Again

Nostalgia is big these days. How does the saying go? Everything old is new again. Well, if you are missing those board games from your past, you are in luck...

Board games are back in a big way. Here is a list of the top board games that you should play, if you can get your hands on them that is! Whether it's a rainy day and you're simply bored or determined to rock the hipster lifestyle, one of these bad boys is sure to keep you entertained for hours...


Don’t Break the Ice

Why there's a person sitting out in the middle of the ice and why we're playing with his fate to see when he will fall, we will never know. But it sure is fun to patiently tap the blocks of ice in the hopes of not being the one to send him to his icy death in the imaginary water.


Don’t Break the Ice

Image: YouTube

Mystery Mansion

Who doesn’t want to win a million dollars in a mystery mansion? And plus, there’s a genuine talking organizer to go with it. The future was now back then.

Mystery Mansion
Image: aboardgameaday blog

13 Dead End Drive

With a cast of colorful characters, including a cat, you race around and kill off your competition by dropping chandeliers on their heads, launching them down a flight of stairs, or trapping them in a fireplace. Good luck trying to survive in this house of murder. What a nice game for kids, right?


13 Dead End Drive
Image: fatcowgames

Fireball Island

This Indian Jones-style adventure full of breaking bridges, fireballs, and a strange rock monster head is a great way to fulfill your need for adventure when all you want to do is be lazy at home.

Fireball Island
Image: reddit

Don't Wake Daddy

Who knew that Daddy was so jumpy? Well, anyone who played this game found out quickly that you really did not want to wake Daddy... 

Don't Wake Daddy

Image: totally90s

Pay Day

Ah, payday, one of the best days of the month. You wait and wait to be able to have money to pay your bills. And if you're lucky, you have some money to spend on fun stuff as well. As an adult, you will probably have a new appreciation for this game.

Pay Day

Image: Reddit

Splat!

A fun word to say for a fun game. Taking a piece of plastic and smashing bugs made out of dough is an oddly satisfying stress reliever in turbulent times. 

Splat!

Image: Retro Chronicle

Cootie

A strange name for a strange little game. But even though this one might be designed for preschoolers, adults who have still not gotten over their fear of bugs or cooties might enjoy ripping these little critters’ eyes off. 

Cootie
Image: Imgur

Grape Escape

Another dough game where you can put tiny grape men through a variety of devices that could be considered torture by some. Another time when you look back and think, “What did our parents let us play as kids?”.

Grape Escape

Image: etsy

Clue

The classic game of whodunit is a great way to practice your detective skills. Just hope the killer is not actually you. 

Clue

Image: Dad’s Gaming Addiction

Guess Who?

With a few strategic questions, you can beat any opponent in this game. Remember when you were a kid and you couldn’t think of questions so you would just ask about every name on the board? Well, those days are over. Break out this game and see how quickly you can beat your opponent now.

Guess Who?

Image: Geek and Sundry

Mall Madness

Going to the mall has never been easier. Avoid the crowds and screaming kids and break out your Mall Madness game and play with friends. Make that you also bust out your best 90s fashion for the authentic experience.

Mall Madness

Image: Children of the 90s blog

Mouse Trap

If you can master the set up, this game can be fun. But only play if you have steady hands and a lot of patience... 

Mouse Trap

Image: Sort It apps

Candy Land

The strange and slightly trippy and hypnotic world of candyland will take you back to being a kid, when all you had to worry about was going to school and how to get your hands on more candy.

Candy Land

Image: Candy Land wiki

Monopoly

Which type were you—the end the game in the middle because it took too long type or the save the game board for days until the game is over type? We all know both far too well. Either way, try a game of Monopoly. There are all kinds of versions now that might make it more interesting, but our hearts will always been in Boardwalk and Park Place. 

Monopoly

Image: freewebs user brettmeyer

Connect Four

Taking tic-tac-toe to the next level, this game was simple but addictive. Were we the only ones who could play this game for hours? 

Connect Four

Image: Amazon

Sorry!

“You get me, i’ll get you back.” was the tagline of this revenge game. There are many variations of this out now, but there is something nice and nostalgic about the original. 

Sorry!

Image source: Ultra Sorry

Life

If only real life were as simple as this game. Go to college, get a job, get married, have a career, and then retire to a mansion, if you're lucky. But we can always try to escape the troubles of reality with a simple game of Life.

Image: Happy with Game

Image: Happy with Game

Trouble

Didn’t you just want to push that popper until it broke? The sound was so fun, even though it probably annoyed all our friends, siblings, and parents, when we pushed as fast as we could at least 50 times in a row. 

Trouble

Image: Amazon

We hope this proves it. You are never too old for board games. If you have them in your closet or basement, dig them out. If you don’t have them, you might be able to find them at a yard sale or online stores like ThinkGeek or Amazon.