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3 Classic Board Games to Love

Posted By Jessica Fisher On September 17, 2010 @ 1:01 pm In Family Fun,Memory Making | 53 Comments


Now that most of our kids are old enough not to eat the pieces, we’ve entered the world of board games. They love to play, though we don’t do it as often as they would like. I prefer to play it once the girls are in bed, and by that time, I’m beat!

But, when we do play, we have a good time. I must confess, though, we’re kind of old school around here. So old school that I still have the Trivial Pursuit set [5] I bought when I was twelve! It must be a classified antique.

Some of my favorite classic games include:

[6] Monopoly [7]

Now that we learned how to play Monopoly the marathon way [8], it’s a much more doable option. The boys and I haven’t figured out all the tricks, but they love to play it. Recently I found the travel version on clearance [9], so I’m hoping that we’ll be able to take it on the road, on vacation, to the grandparents, etc. in the months to come.


I’ve played Scrabble [11] with families for whom this game is serious, serious business. We’re not that practiced with it. But, it’s a good exercise in spelling and vocabulary. We also have Scrabble Jr. [12] which is a good diversion for the littler people.


It’s actually been quite some time since we have played Sequence [14], but I’ve always liked it. Don’t really have a good reason, I just do.

It seems that new games can be so expensive, it makes me hesitant to bust out and buy a new one. I’ve bought more than a few really boring card games in my time, so I want to avoid wasting money. Any ideas?

Do you have a board game — classic or new — that you love?

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