Though modern versions of these boxed games are available nowadays, they often look quite different today — for instance, see Clue and Candy Land — since most games have been retooled over decades to appeal to people of this era.
Here, see nearly a dozen classic old-fashioned board games that are freshly-made, but look just like you remember… or, at least, pretty close.
- Pay Day: Classic Edition board game
- The Game of Life
- Sorry: Classic Edition Board Game
- Clue Board Game: Retro Series - 1986 Edition
- Trouble: Classic Board Game
- Risk: The classic board game in the 50s style
- Operation: The classic electronic board game
- Candy Land Board Game: 65th Anniversary Edition
- Parcheesi: Royal Edition board game
- Monopoly: The Classic 1980s Edition Board Game
- Scrabble: Deluxe Vintage Edition, with Rotating Game Board
The classic board game Pay Day was launched in 1975, and this version will remind you of how it used to look back then. It offers a little fun, a little family interaction, and a few little financial lessons.
Here's a classic reproduction of this popular board game, based on how it looked back in 1960. On the board, you'll find the original gameboard path and career options - plus get insurance certificates, cars, peg people, spinner, buildings, mountains and more. Play wisely, and you might become a millionaire tycoon!
Sorry, the classic board game from the 1930s, is easy to play: Based on the cards you get, move the 4 pawns under your control from your START to your HOME. Whoever gets all 4 pieces there first is the winner... but watch out for the SORRY card, which can send you right back to the start! "Fun for adults, yet easily learned, with a balance of luck and skill that gives even the youngest a chance to win."
Don't have a clue? Get one! (PS: It was probably Col. Mustard in the library with the candlestick.)
Here's the classic "pop-o-matic" game for kids ages 5 and up, made for 2 to 4 players. Punch the dice popper and you're off!
Dubbed "The Continental Game," Risk was described in the '60s as a "dramatic contest for control of continents and the world, puts power against power as crises mount. Realistic as today’s headlines!" You need to occupy every territory on the board and eliminate the other players. In this set, the oversized bi-fold game board and cards have the original style art.
With a style similar to the original you might remember from the 70s and 80s, this old-school game will bring back that once-familiar dread of the buzzer as you hit the sides of the surgical field and light up your poor patient's nose.
With no words or numbers to read, Candy Land has long been the perfect way to introduce young children to the world of board games. The game was designed in 1948 by Eleanor Abbott, bought by Milton Bradley soon thereafter, and first offered to the world in 1949. See more about the game here!
Parcheesi was dubbed the "Royal Game of India" - and is, in fact, a version of the very old Indian game Pachisi.
Though first sold in 1935 - smack-dab in the middle of the Great Depression - Monopoly has made the top game lists ever since. Here's the retro 80s edition, so you can "Buy, sell, trade, even bluff your way to a real estate empire! Everyone can be a millionaire, or go broke, in the world’s most popular game."
The iconic classic, made fancy! Kids today might think of Scrabble kind of like a physical version of the Wordle game, or the "Words with Friends" app.