Games make a great family or individual Christmas gift, and with so many to choose from, it’s hard to pick just one board game that is sure to please. Why not go with the classics? Here are the timeless board games to give for Christmas that will bring a joyful smile to anyone’s face.
Chess. This board game is great because basically anyone knows at least the basics of Chess, and the board game can be purchased as cheaply as a dollar store, or can be upgraded to a marble or glass Chess set that makes a great home decoration, even if it is never played. A perfect coffee table board game, Chess is sure to be a real winner for someone.
Who doesn’t love Monopoly? With all the different versions of the game out there, including electronic versions, the classic Monopoly board game is still a family and household favorite. If you know someone who doesn’t already have this particular game, get it for them, as everyone is familiar with this classic game and it will be played for hours.
Chutes and Ladders and Candy Land are classic board games for families with kids. These easy-to-play and colorful board games were played by most of us as we were growing up, and get replaced by all the new games for kids that just don’t have that same nostalgia. Add either of these classic board games (or both) to anyone’s game collection and they will be taken down memory lane as they play these fun timeless board games with their own kids.
Don’t forget Yahtzee and Uno. I played both of these with my grandparents growing up, and these games never get old. These old school games have updated versions as well, but the classics still stand strong, and are a must for anyone who loves to play games.
My absolute favorite board game in the whole wide world has to be Scrabble. It’s the perfect word game, and there are Deluxe versions and even travel versions that can please anyone. I have Scrabble Slam, but the classic board game is still my favorite. For anyone who loves a word challenge, regular old Scrabble is a board game they will just love.
On that note, there is also Boggle, my second most favorite game ever! Not particularly a board game, but a favorite of mine for years, and the version I have is a really old 80’s version that looks similar to the ones they have now. Boggle hasn’t changed greatly over the years, because it doesn’t have to. It’s a classic, fun, noisy word game that can be added to anyone’s game collection.
So when considering the board game choices that are out there (and there are so many to choose from), think classic, and you just can’t go wrong.