Oct 19, 2012

Classic Family Board Games

By Belinda Romano

Who doesn't love a good game? Whether you're spending quality time with the family or enjoying a relaxed night in at home with friends, board games are a fun and wholesome form of entertainment for people of many ages. There is a plethora of board games available on the market, but if you want to build a great collection of tried and true games, you can't go wrong with the classics. Whether you're into brainy word games or love the thrill of solving a good murder mystery, there's something out there for you. Check out our roundup of the top classic board games and start getting ready for your next game night! 


If your idea of a good time involves putting your vocabulary to the test, then Scrabble is the game for you. Just grab a friend, or three, and start challenging eachother in this crossword-like game! Parker Brothers Scrabble Game, $18, available at Target.


If economics, real estate and money are your top conversation topics, look no further than Monopoly. Just make sure you have a couple -- or a few -- hours to spare! Monopoly Electronic Banking Edition, $25, available at Target.

The Game of Life

Want to teach the kids a few life lessons? This fun game will make the journey seem a little less daunting. The Game of Life, $35, available at Amazon.


If you love the thrill of competition, then you'll have a blast racing your opponents  as you play to see who can move their game pieces faster. Sorry! Board Game, $35, available at Amazon.

Connect 4

Not quite a "board" game, but fun nonetheless, Connect Four is a game of strategy and concentration. Great for two players, but can also be played in teams! Connect 4 Game, available in-store at Walmart.

Candy Land

A children's favorite for decades, Candy Land is a fun game where winning is a matter of luck, rather than strategy. Candy Land Board Game, available in-store at Walmart.


Let your inner crime-solver take center stage in this game of deduction as you figure out who killed Mr. Boddy, with which weapon and in what room. Clue Board Game, $20, available at Target.


If strategizing is your forte, then you'll love playing Risk. Invite your closets friends and play against eachother for world domination! Hasbro Risk, $26, available at Walmart.

  • Classic Family Board Games
  • Scrabble
  • Monopoly
  • The Game of Life
  • Sorry!
  • Connect 4
  • Candy Land
  • Clue
  • Risk
comments powered by Disqus

Hot Categories

More legal stuff: Smarter.com is a comparison shopping website that compares prices and products at online stores to help consumers save money. Stores are responsible for providing us with accurate price and product information, including the proper codes for coupons, discounts and rebates. Tax and shipping costs are estimates. Please confirm all costs before making your final purchase at the online store. All merchant ratings, product reviews and video reviews are submitted by shoppers or third-party websites. We are not responsible for their content. If you have any concerns about content on our website, please contact us. For more information, please view our Privacy Policy.

Classic Family Board Games
0 favorite