Retro versions of classic board games: 11 hits of yesteryear you can get again

Vintage classic board games you can get new now

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Often branded as “retro” or “classic” games, these versions of popular old-fashioned board games feature the same kind of characters, tokens, and play the way they did years ago.

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.

  1. Pay Day: Classic Edition board game

    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.

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    03/12/2024 01:30 pm GMT
  2. The Game of Life
    $44.95 $37.99

    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!

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    03/12/2024 10:25 pm GMT
  3. Sorry: Classic Edition Board Game

    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."

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    02/19/2024 02:39 am GMT
  4. Clue Board Game: Retro Series - 1986 Edition

    Don't have a clue? Get one! (PS: It was probably Col. Mustard in the library with the candlestick.)

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    03/12/2024 02:10 pm GMT
  5. Trouble: Classic Board Game
    $18.99 $17.99

    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!

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    02/19/2024 04:49 am GMT
  6. Risk: The classic board game in the 50s style
    $44.95 $35.99

    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.

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    03/12/2024 11:30 am GMT
  7. Operation: The classic electronic board game

    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.

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    02/19/2024 02:49 am GMT
  8. Candy Land Board Game: 65th Anniversary Edition

    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!

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    03/12/2024 04:45 pm GMT
  9. Parcheesi: Royal Edition board game

    Parcheesi was dubbed the "Royal Game of India" - and is, in fact, a version of the very old Indian game Pachisi.

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    03/12/2024 09:10 pm GMT
  10. Monopoly: The Classic 1980s Edition Board Game

    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."

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    02/19/2024 07:55 am GMT
  11. Scrabble: Deluxe Vintage Edition, with Rotating Game Board

    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.

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    03/13/2024 02:50 am GMT

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