12 of the Oldest Board Games You’re Still Playing Today
While card games such as Apples to Apples and Cards Against Humanity are the go-tos for the modern era, classic board games such as the following continue to span the generations. And we’re not saying ‘classic’ as in ‘90s board games. No no, when we say ‘classic,’ we mean they were conceived even before your parents were a glimmer in their own parents’ minds.
From 1957 and back — that means 50+ years ago and beyond! — here are 12 of the oldest board games kids and adults alike are still playing today:
YEAR OF ORIGIN: 1957
"It was invented by French film director Albert Lamorisse and originally released as La Conquête du Monde ("The Conquest of the World") in France. It was later bought by Parker Brothers and released in 1959 with some modifications to the rules as Risk: The Continental Game, then as Risk: The Game of Global Domination."