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    Posted on 2 Mar 2016

    32 Board Games From Your Childhood You’ll Want To Play Right Now

    NO CHEATING.

    1. Game of Life

    Milton Bradley
    Milton Bradley

    This game did nothing to help set us up for a life of adult-ing. Disappointed.

    2. Guess Who?

    Milton Bradley

    How does that kid know it's Maria already?? Probably cheated.

    3. Monopoly

    Parker Brothers

    Still iconic to this day and every family always had a different set of rules to play by.

    4. Hotels

    Milton Bradley
    Milton Bradley

    So much more satisfying watching this empire grow compared to the shitty Monopoly hotels.

    5. Billionaire

    J.W. Spear and Sons / Via ebay.com.au

    How come making $$$ seemed so much easier in a '90s board game?

    6. Cluedo

    Parker
    Parker

    What the fuck even was a conservatory and why was Colonel Mustard always murdering people there?

    7. 13 Dead End Drive

    Milton Bradley

    Another murder mystery game for when you couldn't find your Cluedo set.

    8. Operation

    Milton Bradley

    The closest you ever got to being a surgeon and probably for good reason.

    9. Uno

    Mattel

    Getting slapped with a double draw four was the stuff nightmares were made of.

    10. Skip-Bo

    Mattell

    When you got tired of UNO, you turned to Skip-Bo.

    11. Mouse Trap

    Milton Bradley

    Most of the fun was setting off the trap and never actually playing the game.

    12. Pass the Pigs

    Winning Moves
    Winning Moves

    Snouter? Makin' bacon? Pig out? What kind of game were we all playing?!?

    13. Barrel of Monkeys

    Lakeside Toys

    Let's be real, no one ever actually played Barrel of Monkeys. You'd try and hang them on each other then get bored and throw them at your siblings.

    14. Nightmare

    J. W. Spear & Sons
    J. W. Spear & Sons

    Whose parents even allowed them to play this terrifying interactive VHS game?

    15. Trouble

    Milton Bradley

    Getting a six to start a turn was the bane of your existence.

    16. Jumanji

    Milton Bradley
    Milton Bradley

    You had more fun watching the movie, tbh.

    17. Shark Attack

    Milton Bradley

    What better way to instil fear than with a childhood board game.

    18. KerPlunk

    Milton Bradley

    Nothing was more stressful than pulling out sticks and hoping the balls wouldn't fall.

    19. Pretty Pretty Princess

    Milton Bradley
    Milton Bradley

    Well this doesn't seem problematic at all. Not... At... All.

    20. Hungry Hungry Hippos

    Hasbro

    Setting all kids up for a childhood of marbles obsession.

    21. Balderdash

    Mattel

    How we all learnt to bullshit our way through any situation.

    22. Risk

    Parker Brothers

    Want to know how to tell if you were a nerd? You played Risk.

    23. Scattergories

    Milton Bradley
    Milton Bradley

    Thank fuck the letters Q U V X Y Z weren't on the die.

    24. Upwords

    Milton Bradley

    For when regular Scrabble seemed ~beneath~ you.

    25. Battleships

    Milton Bradley

    Who'd have thought a childhood toy would lead to Rihanna starring on the big screen?

    26. Cranium

    Cranium, Inc.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/lorenia/3042036487/in/photolist-5CPesX-4rVfzC-5WifE8-5Wnw1h-jkWau-5sKyg6-5PMi3Y-5Wif2i-d8JEU-64Yw7o-4rVnWQ-5Wif4D-4rVuHU-5WnweL-4rVyYL-4rV3Eo-4rV6od-4rR6RT-4rV5TL-4rR8h4-4rRr7p-5WifA2-5CTuLf-5WieNV-bhFjBx-4auWY2-5WievH-4rRcaB-5Wnw7L-5WiexV-4rVdQw-4rV8JC-4rVbTS-2iUzDP-5Wieqg-64Yw81-5Wnw3y-4rVwuY-4qkXMh-5CG2R6-5WnwLd-4rVArd-5Wnwuu-5WnwEN-5D76qE-5Wnwjf-t4V6i-5WiehT-t4V5p-4rVs3E

    The clay category was always the BEST (and hardest).

    27. Mastermind

    Parker Brothers

    A great game to play... if you could find all the stupid little pieces.

    28. Celebrity Head

    University Games
    University Games

    Everyone just put the headbands on and guessed the celebs without playing by the rules, right?

    29. Taboo

    Parker Brothers

    Half the fun was honking the buzzer for hours on end, even when you weren't playing.

    30. Pictionary

    Mattel

    No matter how many times you circled or underlined your shitty drawing, your teammate never knew what it was.

    31. The Baby Sitter's Club Game

    Milton Bradley
    Milton Bradley

    If you couldn't start your own IRL club, at least you could pretend to.

    32. Yahtzee

    Milton Bradley

    Everyone's parents' favourite board game.

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