Often branded as “retro” or “classic” games, these versions of old-fashioned board games feature the same kind of characters, tokens and play the way they did years ago. Though modern versions are available, they often look quite different today — for instance, see Clue and Candy Land — as most games have been retooled over decades to appeal to people of this era.
Here, see a dozen classic old-fashioned board games that are freshly-made, but look just like you remember… or, at least, pretty close.
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!
Though first published in 1935 — smack-dab in the middle of the Great Depression — Monopoly has made the top game lists ever since. “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.”