Hot games by the decade

  • Article by: SACRAMENTO BEE
  • Updated: June 6, 2012 - 3:24 PM

HOT GAMES BY THE DECADE

1920S

• Chinese checkers

• Across the Continent

• Mah-jongg

1930S

• Monopoly (still hot)

• Backgammon

• Sorry

1940S

• Candy Land

• Chutes and Ladders

1950S

• Careers

• Clue

• Scrabble

1960S

• Twister

• Operation

• The Game of Life

• Risk

• Mouse Trap

• Ouija Board

• Stratego

• Yahtzee

1970S

• Chess

• Dungeons & Dragons

1980S

• Trivial Pursuit

• Pictionary

• Fireball Island

• Hungry Hungry Hippos

1990S

• The Settlers of Catan (still hot)

• Tigris & Euphrates

• Magic: The Gathering

2000S

• Apples to Apples

• Carcassonne

• Puerto Rico

• Ticket to Ride

• Cranium

Sources: retrojunk.com; collector-board game expert Tony Elam

 

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