board games.... what are your favorites?

United States
November 13, 2007 4:51pm CST
Growing up i used to look forward to all the different board games they came out with. I have 3 sisters and 1 brother so there was always pletnly of us to play.. some of my favorites as a child were the game of LIFE, monopoly,trouble, chess, checkers and pretty pretty princess.. not a whole lot has changed i still enjoy monopoly and chess. and have added in scrabble and yahtzee to the mix. My daughter is 6 and throughout the years we have bought her many games, her favorites are memory and candlyland. this christmas we or should i say santa? will be introudicng her to the game of trouble, and monoply jr. i think that she will like these very much ... and besides i am sooo sick of candly land!! LOL what about you ? what are some of your favorite board games? your children?
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14 responses
@noriko (1254)
13 Nov 07
as a child i love playing Millionaire's Game, i think it is like Monopoly. my cousins and i plays Game of the Generals too. When i met my hubby i taught him how to play scrabble and still playing with him on freetime.
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• United States
13 Nov 07
thats cool never heard of millinoares game. I enjoy it when my husband and i sit down alone and play a game together, we dont play board games though he taught me a few didffernt card games
@noriko (1254)
14 Nov 07
but play scrabble on board maybe once a month, but we play scarbble on Ps because our toodler will sure be putting the tabs inside his mouth lol. so its much safer to play it on Ps
@carolscash (9500)
• United States
13 Nov 07
If only more families would take time to play board games now and shut the tv off. So many kids never have the opportunity to play games like this with their family and it is sad. We have a lot of games that we like but I would have to say that our favorite is a game called "Life On The Farm". It is similar to Monopoly except that it is played by winning money and cows. I also like Life, Scrabble, Scattergories, Monopoly, etc. It is nice to sit and play games like that and spend quality time together. My kids like Candy Land, A Yogi Bear board game that we have, a States game and several others.
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• United States
13 Nov 07
yes it is sad that so many families dont have quality family time these days... we dont have a specail family game night or anything but we do make it a point to play games with our daughter. the best thing is seeing the joy in her eyes when she wins ( which is ALL The time & we dont let her either like we used too! LOL she really wins! LOL) thank you for yor response
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• United States
14 Nov 07
I think it's great that you don't Let her win! Kids can never learn how to think for themselves when parents do that plus it gives them a false sense of pride. I say good for you!
@coffeebreak (17815)
• United States
14 Nov 07
CANDYLAND!!! The best! I played it and loved it, got it for my daughter and she played it and loved it and now for my grand daughter how loves Candyland! They changed the board since i was little but the game is still fun - Gum Drop Mountain Pass - gotta go there. And then next would be Monopoly - the original not this new ATM version. HOlding all that money and counting it and watching it and keeping track of those deeds and collecting that $200 for passing GO - nothing like it! Now they have changed it and there is no money - just an ATM card and a swipe machine! Takes away the whole point of MOnopoly
• United States
14 Nov 07
yes i saw the commercial on tv for that new monopoly with the swiper thing and the card.. it does seem to have the erffect that it would take the fun out of monopoly.. everythihng these days are changing and not always for the best either.. i have a yankees monopoly game and i plan on keeping it that way the orginal way no electronic devices with board games!
• New Zealand
13 Nov 07
We use to play monopoly and scrabble anytime we are bored at home..=)
• United States
13 Nov 07
2 of my favorite board games! tahnk you for your response
@MGjhaud (22304)
• Philippines
21 Nov 07
Board game is one of my favorite games and I like snake and ladder the most. When I was in high school I have this mini snake and ladder board that I carry wherever I go to get something to do when I get bored. We sometimes play with my brother.
@angemac23 (2005)
• Canada
14 Nov 07
Monopoly and Trivia Pursuit are my all time favorite board games!
@moneyandgc (3430)
• United States
14 Nov 07
My children like the Scene It games a lot. They are getting the newest Disney one for Christmas. I love the Trivial Pursuit games, Scrabble, Yahtzee, Skip-bo and Sorry! My husband loves Monopoly but I always get bored half way through.
• India
14 Nov 07
i like carrom Regards Harry
@Maxoo436 (69)
• Canada
14 Nov 07
My favorite board game to play when I'm inside on a rainy afternoon would be probably Monopoly because it passes the time and can be loads of fun! Chess and checkers are other fun games to play but they can get boring. In 4th grade I won a chess tournament and got humiliated by all my friends who said that I was a nerd. Never played LIFE but I hear that It's a fun game!
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
14 Nov 07
Oh wow I havent played a board game in so long.LOL I would say my favorite one would be checkers. Then Chess. I guess because Im so good at both of them.LOL I can beat anyone.LOL
• India
14 Nov 07
We use to play monopoly,chess,buisness games,checkers,snakes and ladder..We had so much fun..We use to play with family members,cousins..
• Singapore
14 Nov 07
My 2 favorite board games are Risk and Monopoly. It is hard to find any board game partners nowadays. But really, I think I like the fun friends have while playing board games together. So, I don't mind any half-decent board games. Or even cards for that matter. :P
@sher16 (39)
• Philippines
14 Nov 07
MONOPOLY is my all-time favorite. I have fond memories of playing Monopoly with my cousins/sister when I was growing up. Now that I'm a grown-up, I still feel the thrill of passing through Boardwalk. And I plan to treat myself with this board game this Christmas.
@maybebaby (1231)
• Canada
14 Nov 07
There are a few board games that I really like playing. I like Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, Scene It and Scrabble. Those are probably my favorites but I will play others. I like to play with friends and family. We always have a really good time and sometimes you even learn something.