What Are Some Top-Selling Board Games?


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Some of the top-selling board games of all time are Monopoly, Scrabble, Trouble, Trivial Pursuit and Risk. Other popular board games include chess, backgammon, checkers, cribbage, Chinese checkers and Parcheesi.

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As of December 2015, Amazon.com listed Connect 4, Suspend, Pie Face, Bounce-Off, Ticket to Ride, Sorry, Catan, Qwirkle, Laser Maze Logic, Googly Eyes and Richard Scarry's Busytown among its top-selling board games.

The top 10 best-selling board games of all time, as of 2013, were chess, checkers, backgammon, Scrabble, Monopoly, Clue, Othello, Trivial Pursuit, Pictionary and Risk, according to the website TheRichest.com.

Many best-selling board games have long histories. Chess, for example, has been played for over 1,500 years, and backgammon has been around for roughly 5,000 years. More recently developed games also enjoy long histories. Chutes and Ladders, also known as Snakes and Ladders, originated in India, as did Parcheesi.

Many classic board games have reinvented themselves over the years, issuing new editions that feature specialty themes or locations, such as Clue: the Harry Potter Edition; a version of Monopoly based on the animated TV show "The Simpsons" and their hometown of Springfield, as opposed to the traditional setting of Atlantic City; and Beatles and Rolling Stones editions of Trivial Pursuit.

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