The best board games of the 50s 2024

Looking for a board game classic from the 50s? We have compared the best board games from the 1950s and listed them in an overview.

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The best board game classics from the 50s

In this overview, we've listed the best board games from the 1950s that you can 2024 still buy on Amazon:

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. We compared 16 board games for this list and selected the top 14. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Wembley

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    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. Rack-O

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    Rack-O is a classic card game that combines strategy, luck, and a bit of skill as players work to organize their cards in ascending numerical order. The simplicity of the rules, paired with the strategic depth of play, makes it an enduring favorite among families and groups of friends.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. Carla Cat

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
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  4. Mille Bornes

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    Mille Bornes is a classic French card game that simulates a car race where players strive to travel 1000 kilometers (the titular "One Thousand Milestones") on the roads of France. The game is a fun blend of strategy and luck, as players navigate through various road hazards and challenges to reach their destination first.

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  5. Contraband

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  6. Bali

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Careers

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  8. Yahtzee

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    Yahtzee is a well-known and beloved classic dice game that involves both luck and strategy. The game is straightforward but offers engaging gameplay as players try to score in various categories using five dice.

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    • 2 - 10 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
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  9. Diplomacy

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    Diplomacy is a renowned board game known for its intense negotiation and strategy elements, set in the turbulent period before World War I. This classic game, which has seen various editions and forms over the years, is famous for its pure player-driven diplomacy and strategy.

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    • 2 - 7 Players
    • 360 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  10. Explore Europe

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  11. Afrikan tΓ€hti

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. Memory

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    Memory is a classic game of concentration and recall, where players turn over pairs of tiles to find matching images. First solidified in its modern form by Ravensburger in 1959, the game has historical roots extending back to Japan in the 16th century. Known by various names worldwide such as Pairs, Pelmanism, Concentration, and Pexeso in the Czech Republic, the game challenges players to remember the locations of different tiles.

    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 3+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  13. Scrabble Junior

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. Risk

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    Risk is a classic board game known for its global war theme and mass appeal. It offers a blend of strategy, luck, and diplomacy, making it one of the most popular war games in the world.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    πŸ”₯ Deal: 6% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Risk
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
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