The best board games of the 70s 2021

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 2021 still buy on Amazon:

This list was last updated on March 3, 2021. We compared 205 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
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  2. Napoléon: The Waterloo Campaign, 1815

    All details for the board game Napoléon: The Waterloo Campaign, 1815 and similar games
    • Players2 - 3 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  3. Figure It

    All details for the board game Figure It and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Figure It
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  4. 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  5. Ninety-Nine

    All details for the board game Ninety-Nine and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  6. Hare & Tortoise

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    Spiel des Jahres 1979

    More details for Hare & Tortoise
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    💸 Too expensive!20€ atAmazon.de
  7. Ogre

    All details for the board game Ogre and similar games
    • Players1 - 3 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  8. Mahé

    All details for the board game Mahé and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Mahé
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  9. Cathedral

    All details for the board game Cathedral and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  10. The Magnificent Race

    All details for the board game The Magnificent Race and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  11. Rummikub

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    Spiel des Jahres 1980

    More details for Rummikub
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    😕 Questionable price30€ atAmazon.de
  12. Sleuth

    All details for the board game Sleuth and similar games
    • Players3 - 7 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  13. Pathfinder

    All details for the board game Pathfinder and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  14. Boggle

    All details for the board game Boggle and similar games
    • Players1 - 8 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  15. Pente

    All details for the board game Pente and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Pente

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pente" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pente" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  16. Escape from Colditz

    All details for the board game Escape from Colditz and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime180 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Escape from Colditz

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Escape from Colditz" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Escape from Colditz" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  17. Jockey

    All details for the board game Jockey and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  18. Tally Ho!

    All details for the board game Tally Ho! and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!14€ atAmazon.de
  19. Mad Magazine Card Game

    All details for the board game Mad Magazine Card Game and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  20. Rebound

    All details for the board game Rebound and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    💸 Too expensive!20€ atAmazon.de
  21. Dungeon!

    All details for the board game Dungeon! and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Dungeon!
    • Players1 - 8 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Dungeon!

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Dungeon!" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Dungeon!" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Dungeon!" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Dungeon!" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Dungeon!" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Dungeon!" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  22. Up the Creek

    All details for the board game Up the Creek and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  23. Junta

    All details for the board game Junta and similar games
    • Players2 - 7 Players
    • Playtime240 Minutes
    • Age16+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!23€ atAmazon.de
  24. This Game is Bonkers!

    All details for the board game This Game is Bonkers! and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  25. Epaminondas

    All details for the board game Epaminondas and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  26. Conspiracy

    All details for the board game Conspiracy and similar games
    • Players3 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  27. King Oil

    All details for the board game King Oil and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  28. Alaska

    All details for the board game Alaska and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  29. Bermuda Triangle

    All details for the board game Bermuda Triangle and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

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