The best board game classics🏛 of all time 2022

It doesn't always have to be something new. There are enough board games that were already good in old times like the 1990s, 1980s or before. We have listed these board game classics for you here. Of course, card games like Poker, dice games like Perudo and board games like Backgammon, Scrabble or Rummikub are in our list - but who would have thought that Wizard for example dates back to 1984?

Classic does not necessarily mean good

Other classics like Monopoly, Game of Life, Malefiz or Pachisi didn't make it into our list of classics - the games from earlier times listed here simply offer much more fun.

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Only the best boardgame classics

Attached now is the list of what we think are the best board game classics you can buy 2022 - board games like the old days:

This list was last updated on May 24, 2022. We compared 23036 board games for this list and selected the top 34. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Crokinole

    All details for the board game Crokinole and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Crokinole

    • YouTube Review for the game "Crokinole" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  2. Carrom

    All details for the board game Carrom and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. Perudo

    All details for the board game Perudo and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1993

    More details for Perudo
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!24€ atAmazon.de
  4. Cribbage

    All details for the board game Cribbage and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. Backgammon

    All details for the board game Backgammon and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  6. Senet

    All details for the board game Senet and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. Go

    All details for the board game Go and similar games

    🔥 Deal: 15% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Go
    • 2 Players
    • 30 - 180 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Hard to learn
    🔥 Great price!23€ atAmazon.de
  8. Kalah

    All details for the board game Kalah and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. Pit

    All details for the board game Pit and similar games
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 30 - 90 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!10€ atAmazon.de
  10. Hanafuda

    All details for the board game Hanafuda and similar games
    • 2 - 7 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  11. Euchre

    All details for the board game Euchre and similar games
    • 2 - 7 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  12. Hnefatafl

    All details for the board game Hnefatafl and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  13. Scopa

    All details for the board game Scopa and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. PitchCar

    All details for the board game PitchCar and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1996

    More details for PitchCar
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  15. Dominoes

    All details for the board game Dominoes and similar games

    🔥 Deal: 8% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Dominoes
    • 2 - 10 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!12€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Dominoes

    • YouTube Review for the game "Dominoes" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  16. Marbles

    All details for the board game Marbles and similar games
    • 1 - 99 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. Poker

    All details for the board game Poker and similar games
    • 2 - 10 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!49€ atAmazon.de
  18. Mahjong

    All details for the board game Mahjong and similar games
    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  19. For Sale

    All details for the board game For Sale and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for For Sale
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  20. Jungle

    All details for the board game Jungle and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!9€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Jungle

    • YouTube Review for the game "Jungle" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Jungle" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Jungle" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  21. Can't Stop

    All details for the board game Can't Stop and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  22. Chess

    All details for the board game Chess and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 6+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  23. Mus

    All details for the board game Mus and similar games
    • 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Mus

    • YouTube Review for the game "Mus" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  24. Poker Dice

    All details for the board game Poker Dice and similar games
    • 2 - 12 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!8€ atAmazon.de
  25. Nine Men's Morris

    All details for the board game Nine Men's Morris and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!10€ atAmazon.de
  26. Rod Hockey

    All details for the board game Rod Hockey and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • Immediately playable
  27. Charades

    All details for the board game Charades and similar games
    • 2 - 20 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!9€ atAmazon.de
  28. Survive: Escape from Atlantis!

    All details for the board game Survive: Escape from Atlantis! and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  29. Lost Cities

    All details for the board game Lost Cities and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    More details for Lost Cities
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!15€ atAmazon.de
  30. 6 nimmt!

    All details for the board game 6 nimmt! and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 3.

    More details for 6 nimmt!
    • 2 - 10 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  31. Jenga

    All details for the board game Jenga and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Jenga
    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!14€ atAmazon.de
  32. Scrabble

    All details for the board game Scrabble and similar games

    🔥 Deal: 44% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Scrabble
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!20€ atAmazon.de
  33. Skat

    All details for the board game Skat and similar games
    • 3 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  34. Twister

    All details for the board game Twister and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Twister

    • YouTube Review for the game "Twister" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Twister" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English

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