Before computers and video games were invented, board games used to be a hit among people especially on a rainy day.
Although board games are not as popular as it used to, with most people preferring to fiddle with their phone or laptops, some people “Old School” people still enjoy playing the occasional game of chess, bingo or scrabble.
Boards are a great way to bond and have fun with your family or friends over a pizza or a few drinks. Some games such as chess also keep your mind sharp as you are constantly thinking and planning.
Playing board games with your kids (instead of buying him/her a Playstation) has also proved to be beneficial to both you and your kids. While board games help kids develop memory and cognitive skills, you also get to spend some quality time with your family.
So next time you go out shopping, do remember to pick up a board game instead of a video game. And, here are the top ten popular board games you can choose from.
1. Clue (known as Cluedo in UK and India)
Inventor: Anthony E. Pratt
Approximate Playing time: 15 to 60 minutes
Age range: 9+
Inventors: Elizabeth Magie, Charles Darrow
Approximate Playing time: 1 to 4 hours
Age range: 8+
3. Scotland Yard
Inventors: Ravensburger and Milton Bradley
Approximate Playing time: 1 – 2 hours
Age range: 10+
4. Go to the Head of the Class
Inventor: Milton Bradley
Approximate Playing Time: 1 – 3 hours
Age Range: 7+
5. The Game of Life
Inventors: Reuben Klamer and Bill Markham
Approximate Playing time: 45 minutes
Age Range: 9+
Inventor: Albert Lamorisse
Approximate Playing time: 1-8 hours
Age Range: 10+
Inventor: Hermance Edan
Approximate Playing time: 30 to 120 minutes
Age Range: 8+
Approximate Playing time: 5 to 60 minutes
Age Range: 10+
9. Axis & Allies
Inventor: Larry Harris
Approximate Playing time: 2 to 10 hours
Age Range: 12+
10. Chinese Checkers
Inventor: Dr George Howard Monks
Approximate Playing time: 10 to 30 minutes
Age Range: 4+
Have we missed your favourite board game? Let us know in the comments section.