1. RISK - Seinfeld
During a particularly contentious round of RISK, Kramer and Newman could not separate themselves from the game and took it on the subway to avoid interrupting the game.
2. Monopoly - The Simpsons
Everyone’s favorite yellow family has played Monopoly a number of times, and even has its own custom Monopoly game available IRL.
3. Jenga - The Big Bang Theory
The boys of The Big Bang Theory are known to be avid board game players but this heated Jenga tournament is one of the funniest on the show.
4. Yahtzee - True Blood
Because even vampires need to kick back and test their dice tossing skills every once in a while.
5. Pictionary - Friends
After everyone failed to guess Monica’s “Bye, Bye Birdie” Joey guessed Rachel’s simple drawing right: “The Unbearable Lightness of Being.”
6. Hungry Hungry Hippos - The Cleveland Show
In one particular episode, The Cleveland Show’s Bear character is seen playing the classic game, then debating whether it should be called “Hungry Hungry Hippos” or “Full of Themselves Full of Themselves Hippos” because “Hippos are real jerks.”
7. Scrabble - The X-Files
This typically spooky late episode of the X-Files proved once and for all that cheating at Scrabble always means trouble. Moments after this man took a peek at his wive’s board, an other-worldly creature entered the home and attacked the couple.
8. Operation - Fringe
FOX’s Fringe is known for dropping all sorts of fun Easter eggs in its shows - this brief scene showing the characters playing Operation was a direct reference to later episodes in the season in which a man with robotic insides was carefully operated on.
9. Candyland - That 70’s Show
Young Eric Forman was known to hide his money in an unlikely place: his Candy Land game box. That is, until someone figured out his stash and it went missing. As Fez said: “How could such a sad thing happen in such a happy place?”