Most popular board games for Families

The Top 10 Most Sold Board Games Ever

10In this era when “Halo, ” “Call of Duty” and absolutely realistic sports games are the choice of kids and teenagers, it is sometimes fun to look back at where it all came from. Back in the day, all that was needed was a pre-marked surface or board, and game pieces are then moved or placed based on strategy, pure luck, or a combination of the two. A set of rules was used to guide players through the game.

These games have survived the test of time, with some even getting translated into video game versions. The number of games sold may be impossible to determine given the fact that some of the games have been around for centuries. Backgammon has been played since at least 3000 B.C., but that still pales in comparison to a game called Senet, which has been around since 500 years before that.

It is probably safe to conclude, however, that the best-selling games are the most popular ones. Here now is a list of the top 10 most sold board games ever.

10. Risk

Ever played those computer games called Age of Empires and Age of Kings? Those games were preceded by a board game called Risk. Albert Lamorisse, a French movie director, invented the game in 1957. The game required a lot of tactics, strategies and negotiation skills. It is played on a board that divides the planet into 42 territories in six continents. The aim is to occupy as many territories as possible through dice rolls. Whoever has world domination at the end wins the game. It’s a lot like life.

99. Pictionary

Pictionary is a board game that involves players guessing specific words or phrases based on the drawings being made by their teammates. It involves, besides the ability to draw and recognize images, a lot of wordplay and vocabulary. Robert Angel invented the game in 1985, with Gary Everson helping out with the design. Western Publishing first published it before being bought by Hasbro in 1994.

8. Trivial Pursuit

8In 1979, two Canadian journalists wanted to play Scrabble but had to ditch their plans because some of the pieces were missing. Being media people, both were extremely knowledgeable with general information and popular culture. So Chris Haney and Scott Abbott decided to create a game out of it. They enlisted the help of John Haney and Ed Werner to create Trivial Pursuit. Questions were divided into different categories. In 1984, the game sold over 20 million copies. It has spawned several editions, including specially designed sets for tie-ins with movies, like Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. Hasbro bought the rights to the game in 2008 for $80 million.

7. Othello

Othello is a board game that involves strategy, tactics and a lot of keen observation. It has been around since at least 1883. The game is also known as Reversi, in which a player tries to have the pieces of the opponent turned to his own color. The ultimate objective is to have as many pieces in your color as possible by the time the last available square is played.

6. Clue

Also known as Cluedo, this game involves a lot of deductive reasoning skills. Anthony E. Pratt invented the game in 1949 when Waddingtons in Leeds in England originally published it. Though Hasbro now owns it, the classic game still survives. Players move around the board to different rooms in order to find out the identity and weapon used in the killing of Mr. Boddy (or Dr. Black in some international editions).

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