Here, see a dozen classic old-fashioned board games that are freshly-made, but look just like you remember… or, at least, pretty close.
1. Candy Land
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!
3. Mouse Trap
“A delight to small fry who play this up-you-go, down-you-go game,” said the promos for this game back in 1950.
In 1961, this was billed as a “Slide Pursuit Game!” The benefits: “Fun for adults, yet easily learned, with a balance of luck and skill that gives even the youngest a chance to win.”
Some might think of Scrabble like the physical version of the “Words with Friends” app.
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.”
Parcheesi was dubbed the “Royal Game of India” — and was, in fact, a version of the very old Indian game Pachisi.
11. The Game of Life
This board game revolves around the Wheel of Fate. “Each player starts with a car and $2000, tries to make a million.”
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!”
Don’t have a clue? Get one! (PS: It was probably Col. Mustard in the library with the candlestick.)