The best board games of the 70s 2022

Looking for a board game classic from the 70s? We have compared the best board games from the 1970s and listed them in an overview.

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The best board game classics from the 70s

In this overview, we've listed the best board games from the 1970s that you can 2022 still buy on Amazon:

This list was last updated on July 4, 2022. We compared 226 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Big Boggle

    All details for the board game Big Boggle and similar games
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  2. Mahé

    All details for the board game Mahé and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Mahé
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. Figure It

    All details for the board game Figure It and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Figure It
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  4. The Magnificent Race

    All details for the board game The Magnificent Race and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  5. Pathfinder

    All details for the board game Pathfinder and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  6. Rummikub

    All details for the board game Rummikub and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1980

    More details for Rummikub
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!24€ atAmazon.de
  7. Boggle

    All details for the board game Boggle and similar games
    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  8. Um Reifenbreite

    All details for the board game Um Reifenbreite and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1992

    More details for Um Reifenbreite
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. Hare & Tortoise

    All details for the board game Hare & Tortoise and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1979

    More details for Hare & Tortoise
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. Cathedral

    All details for the board game Cathedral and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  11. Tally Ho!

    All details for the board game Tally Ho! and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. Napoléon: The Waterloo Campaign, 1815

    All details for the board game Napoléon: The Waterloo Campaign, 1815 and similar games
    • 2 - 3 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  13. Mad Magazine Card Game

    All details for the board game Mad Magazine Card Game and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. Jockey

    All details for the board game Jockey and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  15. Ninety-Nine

    All details for the board game Ninety-Nine and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. Rebound

    All details for the board game Rebound and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. Ogre

    All details for the board game Ogre and similar games
    • 1 - 3 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  18. Pente

    All details for the board game Pente and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Pente

    • YouTube Review for the game "Pente" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  19. Sleuth

    All details for the board game Sleuth and similar games
    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. Up the Creek

    All details for the board game Up the Creek and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!40€ atAmazon.de
  21. This Game is Bonkers!

    All details for the board game This Game is Bonkers! and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  22. Escape from Colditz

    All details for the board game Escape from Colditz and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 180 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Escape from Colditz

    • YouTube Review for the game "Escape from Colditz" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  23. Dungeon!

    All details for the board game Dungeon! and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Dungeon!
    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Dungeon!

    • YouTube Review for the game "Dungeon!" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Dungeon!" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Dungeon!" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  24. Bermuda Triangle

    All details for the board game Bermuda Triangle and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  25. Downspin

    All details for the board game Downspin and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

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    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  26. Family Feud

    All details for the board game Family Feud and similar games
    • 2 - 9 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  27. Pass the Pigs

    All details for the board game Pass the Pigs and similar games
    • 2 - 10 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  28. Waterworks

    All details for the board game Waterworks and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  29. Ghost Castle

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

    Video reviews for Ghost Castle

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

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