Clue, Scrabble and Monopoly are three classic board games that have been around for decades and appeal to the whole family. Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders and Hungry Hungry Hippos are geared toward younger children, but still a good choice for the whole family.
Chess, checkers and backgammon are three of the most popular board games of all time, but all are best suited for only two players. Scrabble, Monopoly and Clue are among the best-selling board games of all time, and all are perfect for families, as the content is appropriate for almost all ages, and several people can play at one time. A few other best-selling board games include Trivial Pursuit, Pictionary and The Game of Life.
Strategy games are also excellent choices for family board games. Some of the more popular games include Stratego, Risk and Battleship.
There are also a number of classic family board games that are specifically designed with younger children and toddlers in mind. These games are simpler in design and gameplay, but they are still fun and accessible for older children and adults as well. A few of these family favorites include Chutes and Ladders, Candy Land, Connect 4 and Hungy Hungry Hippos.