According to the Hasbro website, Monopoly is the world’s favorite family gaming brand. Brand, because while the original Monopoly game is still going strong, there are now more versions that anyone can count including ones based on Finding Dory, Empire, Disney princesses, and Minions. According to Buzzfeed, there are even versions of these classic board games for the horse lover, cat lover, and One Direction and The Walking Dead fans. Plus, you can find electronic and on-the-go versions, and of course, an app for every device. Don’t miss these 15 little-known board game trivia facts… Monopoly made the list!
For wordsmiths and puzzle lovers, Scrabble has been one of the go-to classic board games since the 1950s. From 1984-1990, a Scrabble-based game show ran on television. And although the classic Scrabble board hasn’t changed much throughout the years, Merriam-Webster’s Official SCRABBLE Players Dictionary, which contains over 100,000 usable words, is now in its fifth edition and has recently added 5,000 new words, including fracking, selfie, and hashtag. Before you play, read these 22 high-scoring Scrabble words you should memorize.