Sure, the classic board games like Monopoly, Risk, and Battleship are still great fun. But the number of new games has exploded in the last several years as designers dream up space adventures, deck-building sagas, and zombie survival games. So order a pizza, invite over one to three friends, and try out the best board games released this year.
– Pass go – and click. Classic board games like Monopoly are going virtual under a partnership between Electronic Arts and Hasbro as the whole family from children to grandparents become gamers.
Surprisingly, given the explosion of video and computer games, classic board games like Monopoly, Risk and Sorry have retained their popularity, says Hochberg, who characterizes board game sales as "steady." These games offer something digital diversions can't, he says: "There's a social aspect to playing board games. You can do it in connection with other people."
Classic board games like Monopoly remain popular years after their first release. Monopoly now has lots of different versions available as well as themed sets like The Lord of the Rings monopoly. The basic game is still the same, play to buy property, build houses and hotels, earn money when people land on your property or when you pass go and be careful not to land yourself in jail.