what's your favorite board game?

board game - A board game is a game played with counters or pieces that are placed on, removed from, or moved across a "board" (a premarked surface, usually specific to that game). Simple board games often make ideal "family entertainment" since they are often appropriate for all ages. Some board games, such as chess, go/weiqi, xiangqi, shogi, or oware, have intense strategic value and have been classics for centuries.

There are many different types of board games. Many games simulate aspects of real life. Popular games of this type include:

Monopoly, which simulates the real estate market 
Cluedo/Clue, which simulates a murder mystery 
Risk, which simulates warfare 
Other games only loosely, or do not at all, attempt to imitate reality. These games include:

abstract strategy games like chess, checkers or go 
word games, like Scrabble 
trivia games, like Trivial Pursuit. 
combination games, like Brain Chain, which mix abstract strategy with trivia.
Philippines
August 23, 2007 2:24am CST
when i was young, i always play monopoly with my cousins. we have different kinds of monopoly. we have monopoly (the standard), monopoly junior and monopoly new york. but i think my favorite board game before was cluedo. it's a murder mystery game. you have to find clues to solve the mystery and find out who the murderer is, where the victim was killed, and what the murder weapon is. but now, my favorite game is scrabble. i often play it with my mom. just the two of us. hehe. =)
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
23 Aug 07
I think snakes and ladders and monopoly would have to have been mine as well, I saw on Ebay the other day and Elvis Presly Monopoly game that I think would be a great variation on the game.
• Philippines
23 Aug 07
hahaha! there's an Elvis Presley Monopoly game? that's cool! =)
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
23 Aug 07
yeh it would be good fun I reckon...
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@shywolf (4520)
• United States
23 Aug 07
Oh! My friend and I bought the Elvis version of Monopoly quite a few years ago. It was quite cool. We used to play it at least once or twice a week. Then we got bored and created our own version based on the Monkees, another 60's music group. It was great. I even printed up fake money for the game with the Monkees' guitar logo in the middle. That might well have been my favorite board game ever just because it was something my friend and I worked on together.
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@free2lmao (230)
• United States
23 Aug 07
My all time favorite board game is candy land. I know its a little kids game but its always been my favorite. I think that game is so cute!!! And they conme out with all these different versions of it to which is really neat.
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• Philippines
23 Aug 07
i haven't seen a candy land board game before. but that sure sounds fun. =)
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@AmbiePam (50259)
• United States
23 Aug 07
Oh, I loved Candy Land! It's like the one game that you're guaranteed kids will like. You just can't go wrong with that game.
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• United States
23 Aug 07
I don't have the vocabulary to play Scrabble. My favorite board game is Sorry.It is like parcheesi but it has easier rules. It is for kids but I love it.
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• Philippines
23 Aug 07
yes we used to play that too. it's also a nice game. =)
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@pendragon (3352)
• United States
23 Aug 07
Risk,Tri-bond,Life,Scrabble and Trivial pursuit.
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• Philippines
24 Aug 07
among those that you've mentioned, i've only played Scrabble. lol =)
@LouisJ (490)
• Turkey
23 Aug 07
When i was much younger monopoly was also a favorite of mine..but that has changed now and i prefer to play backgammon now..perhaps cause that's what my friends play all the time..heehehe..
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• Philippines
24 Aug 07
sounds like you sure had fun. =)
@Bujoyseth (1684)
• Philippines
23 Aug 07
my all time favorite board game is scrabble.. i started playing it since i was in elementary.. actually, i used to be a player, as rrepresentative of our team in the scrabble tournament during our entramurals... my opponent then was our first honors, second honors and the third honors.. well, i got the first place... until now, i play scrabble which my husband's favorite too.. also word factory...
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• Philippines
24 Aug 07
i also love word factory or boggle. i play it with my friends. =)
• Canada
23 Aug 07
I remember playing monopoly all the time when I was younger and used to love playing the game as well , but the game that I used to like even more then monopoly was Risk . I am not sure how we used to play the game but it had something to do with taking countries from other people and you had to have a stradegy to gain control of everything on the board . I would love to try this as an adult to see if it is still as much fun as I had when I was younger but I haven't seen it sold anywhere . I bought monopoly for the children but they don't seem to have as much interest in playing that one as I did as a child .
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• Philippines
24 Aug 07
maybe because they love video games more. hehe. =)
@horsesrule (1960)
• United States
23 Aug 07
We used to play a lot of Bible Trivia and I really enjoyed that. I also like Monopoly.
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• Philippines
23 Aug 07
i haven't tried Bible Trivia yet. =)
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@eprado (1473)
• Philippines
23 Aug 07
My favorite board game now is pictionary. I like it because its very challenging and brings out your creativeness when playing. Its fun to play it with your family and friends in the house, picnics or outings. When I was a kid we used to play millionares game and scrabble too.
• Philippines
23 Aug 07
yes i also love those games. we also have visionary. it's just the same with pictionary. =)
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@bluishrose (2291)
• Philippines
23 Aug 07
I play snakes and ladders, monopoly and scrabble. I like scrabble the most because it makes me think and enhances my brain hehehe learning and playing at the same time.
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• Philippines
23 Aug 07
yes i love scrabble very much! i even entered in tournaments in our school and i always win. wee! =)
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@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
23 Aug 07
Hello Josan181237, When I was a kid, we used to play Checkers, Chess, Chinese Checkers and War. Through college, the games of the day were Trivial Pursuit and Backgammon. Then, in my late twenties, I was introduced to Scrabble. And, there's been no looking back since. I do love to play Scrabble. My husband and I will still occassionally play Chess, but far and away, my favorite is Scrabble.
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• Philippines
23 Aug 07
Scrabble is indeed a really fun word game. =)
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• United States
23 Aug 07
I don't know if this counts as a board game, but I must say that I love Scattergories.
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• Philippines
24 Aug 07
wow what a name! Scattergories? haven't heard of that before. =)
@AmbiePam (50259)
• United States
23 Aug 07
My favorite board game is Trivial Pursuit. I have a hard time getting my family to play it with me, but then again, I don't like their favorite game, which is Scrabble.
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• Philippines
24 Aug 07
i guess we all have different tastes. =)
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@AmbiePam (50259)
• United States
24 Aug 07
I hope so, otherwise life would be pretty boring. : )
@Daelin (683)
• Brazil
24 Aug 07
I love to play Monopoly! I used to play a lot when I was a child. Later I found out Monopoly online and it was great. I cheated a lot, though :) I like to play Master (I don't know if it is known in other countries).
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• Philippines
24 Aug 07
i didn't know there's Monopoly online. i'll check that out. =)
• United States
24 Aug 07
scrabble and monopoly easily
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• Philippines
24 Aug 07
same here ;)
• United States
23 Aug 07
We play scrabble alot but I think that my favorite is Clue! We have regular clue and The Simpsons Clue.
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• Philippines
24 Aug 07
The Simpsons Clue? that sounds cool! =)
• Philippines
23 Aug 07
My favorite board game will always be scrabble. I like playing word games. The likes of crossword puzzles, text twists, flip words are my flavors. The sad thing is that I do not have much time to play games now because of my busy schedule. I will anyway when I find time for that.
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• Philippines
24 Aug 07
yes i do love word games a lot. like you, i'm also busy. hehe. so i don't get to play often. =)
• United States
23 Aug 07
I used to enjoy Clue when I was a kid but my favorite game now is Disney Trivia.
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• Philippines
24 Aug 07
i haven't tried Disney Trivia but i would love to try it someday. =)
@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
23 Aug 07
My favorite board game is backgammon. We have several Monopoly games, but don't play those too often. Clue is fun. Have you seen the DVD called Clue? It is so very funny..
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• Philippines
23 Aug 07
no i haven't seen the movie. i hope they play it again in HBO or Cinemax.=)
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@wotfpatty (2068)
• United States
23 Aug 07
Monopoly is fun for like 20 minutes then I want to go crazy. It takes way too long. I like Scrabble, Upwords, and Pictionary, if that is considered a board game. None really keep me from getting bored though. I need 100 things happening or I get ansty. Trivia Pursuit is fun, if that is considered a board game. The 80's one is enjoyable because "I love the 80's"!
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• Philippines
23 Aug 07
yes Monopoly really is a long game but really fun too. =)
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@brew2x (3096)
• Philippines
23 Aug 07
My favorite board game is Monopoly. It feels good to be rich! I also like Scrabble because it enhances my vocabulary.
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• Philippines
23 Aug 07
yeah it feels good if you have lots of money and properties. hehe =)
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