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Top 10 Best-selling Board Games

Board games have been played in nearly all societies cultures throughout human history. Here are 10 of the best selling board games of all time.

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Chess

Chess

Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an 8×8 grid. The game is played by millions of people worldwide.

2

Monopoly

Monopoly

The Monopoly game-board consists of forty spaces containing twenty-eight properties—twenty-two streets (grouped into eight color groups), four railroads, and two utilities—three Chance spaces, three Community Chest spaces, a Luxury Tax space, an Income Tax space, and the four corner squares.

3

Backgammon

Backgammon

Backgammon is one of the oldest board games known. It is a two player game where each player has fifteen pieces which move between twenty-four triangles according to the roll of two dice.

4

Scrabble

Scrabble

Scrabble is a word game in which two to four players score points by placing tiles bearing a single letter onto a board divided into a 15×15 grid of squares.

5

Pictionary

Pictionary

Pictionary is a charades-inspired guessing word game invented by Robert Angel with graphic design by Gary Everson and first published in 1985 by Angel Games Inc.

6

Clue

Clue

Cluedo —known as Clue in North America—is a murder mystery game for three to six players, devised by Anthony E. Pratt from Birmingham, England. The game was first manufactured by Waddingtons in the UK in 1949.

7

Risk

Risk

Risk is a strategy board game of diplomacy, conflict and conquest for two to six players. The standard version is played on a board depicting a political map of the earth, divided into forty-two territories, which are grouped into six continents.

8

Checkers

Checkers

Draughts or checkers is a group of strategy board games for two players which involve diagonal moves of uniform game pieces and mandatory captures by jumping over opponent pieces. Draughts developed from alquerque.

9

The Game of Life

The Game of Life

Reuben Klamer is an inventor of the classic Milton Bradley board game The Game Of Life.

10

Othello

Othello

Othello is a strategy board game for two players, played on an 8×8 uncheckered board. There are sixty-four identical game pieces called disks, which are light on one side and dark on the other.