Board Games In The Hall Closet

My Top List of The Greatest Classic Board Games Of All Time

Most people don’t realize Board Games date back to prehistoric times. we had board games before we learned to speak. The very first game? was Dice! A piece that’s essential in most board games today. Other dice games were sticks painted on a single side of flat sticks. There’s a reason these classic board games have been around for ages: They’re fun to play!


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Board Games Are Fun

The games you remember are the Board Games with an element of fun. The best games are the ones that keep the instructions simple. Nothing makes you fall asleep is a game with too many rules or instructions. Games made for fun had quick action. Nothing made you more happy than getting back at your opponent. Hurting your opponent or forcing them to lose the game. Games from your childhood always spark great memories. Nowadays able to pass down to children some of the all-time board game classics.

Remember The Names Of The Companies

In the early days, you knew the company that made them. Name association that went hand in hand with the game itself. Company names like Milton Bradly, Wham-O, Hasbro, Lego, Parker Brothers, and more.

Board Games Always Kept In Hall Closet

Somebody had to make the rule where the board games were kept. Hall closet top shelf, basement closet, garage, or my favorite the creepy dusty attic. Where kept you could not wait for the start of the game. Friends or family game night. Please enjoy My Top List of The Greatest Classic Board Games Of All Time





    Trouble whole fun was to annoy your sister by continuing to press the bubble that held the dice over and over and over again.

    In Trouble, the goal is to be the first player to get all four of your pieces around the board and back home again. The premise is simple, but there are challenges along the way. Gameplay is controlled by a die, but it’s not just rolled by hand—no, no—to roll the die in Trouble, you get to press the plastic dome on the game’s cool pop-o-matic dice roller. For a piece to leave home base, you first have to roll a six. After that, pieces can advance normally based on the die roll. With 28 spots on the game board, it can start to get crowded when all 16 pieces are in play, and that’s where the trouble can begin. If another player lands on a spot occupied by one of your pieces, your piece is sent back to home base and has to start the process again.


    If you’re looking for an easy fun game of Mouse Trap, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll need 2-4 players and the Mouse Trap board game (complete with all the pieces) to get started. set up the game, steal cheese, and build a working mousetrap with the other players.

  • TIP-IT

    TIP-IT  first created in 1965 and still in production today I had hopes for Tip-It since there has to be some reason why the game has been in production for over 50 years. I will say that Tip-It is better than a lot of stacking games but it still has many of the same problems that plague most stacking games.


    Fun game to play but not if parents want peace and quite. Does make some loud noise every time you play.

    What are the rules for the game Kerplunk?

    Players take turns removing a single straw from the tube while trying to minimize the number of marbles that fall through the web and into their trays. Once a player has committed themselves to a particular straw by touching it, they must remove it. The player who accumulates the fewest dropped marbles wins.


  • SORRY!

    Sorry is a family-friendly game that can be played by 2-4 players age 6 and up. The object of the game is simple: get all four of your pawns from start to home before your opponents do. But the game can get tricky because you can bump other players back to start and miss turns if you can’t make a move to a space that you do not occupy.

  • Hungry Hungry Hippos

    Four Brightly-colored hippos and marbles, few games are as favorite and hands-on as Hasbro’s Hungry Hungry Hippos. This game is easy to learn and offers fast, mayhem-filled fun for 2-4 players ages 4 and up. Another noise factor made by the game and children’s yelling. 


    Battling Tops game was first manufactured by Ideal in 1968. After Ideal was sold in 1982. In 2003, Mattel rereleased Battling Tops. There were six different colored tops to choose from—Hurricane Hank, Twirling Tim, Dizzy Dan, Smarty Smitty, Super Sam, and Tricky Nicky—although only four could battle at one time. The tops were composed of octagonal discs slipped over a ridged shaft that had a notch to engage the string. How Battling Tops is played: Two to four players launch spinning tops into an arena. The object of the game is to have the last standing spinning top. The game takes place in a circular concave arena with four spinning top launch positions. Players wind a string attached to a pull tab around their tops, and place them in the launch  The first to win ten battles wins the game.

  • LIFE

    Life is a family game that parallels job and home life. Throughout the game, players can choose between starting straight into a career or going to college, dealing with loans, stocks, buying a house, life events including marriage and having children, retirement, taxes, and last but not least, payday. The similarities between the game of Life and the actual “life” as we know it are sometimes hysterical.



    Race against time. Start the timer by moving the switch to start. Now, quickly try to fit all the shapes into their matching holes. If you finish before the timer runs out, quickly move the switch to stop. The timer number that the arrow is pointing to on the dial is the time that the next player needs to beat.


    The gameplay is straightforward. Each player hides ships on a plastic grid containing vertical and horizontal space coordinates. Players take turns calling out row and column coordinates on the other player’s grid in an attempt to identify a square that contains a ship. Then you yell out really loud that classic phrase, ” You Sunk My Battleship!”



    In the board game Operation, you get to perform surgeries on your patient, Cavity Sam, who suffers from a lot of quirky ailments. The game aims to fix as many ailments as possible without touching the sides of his injuries.

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