These are the most popular board games of all time – Board games have always been a fun option for spending time with family or entertaining at home with friends. In fact, in recent years this entertainment sector has increased its popularity, reaching to Bill millions of euros in sales.
If we talk about the whole of Europe, table games and puzzles generate a profit of EUR 2.2 billion per year.
From its invention, board games have evolved, from the first one registered in 5000 BC, to the most up-to-date with detailed stories, such as role-playing.
There are millions of table game titles around the world, but there are some that have become classics and have been maintained over time.:
A first example would be the famous Monopoly, devised by Elizabeth Magie in 1903, although it was not patented until 1935 by Charles Darrow. He even managed to enter the Guinness record when more than 1,000 people managed to play it simultaneously in 15 countries around the world.
Another of the best known is chess, a strategy game that, according to some theories, was invented in India by the name of Chaturanga. However, there are also records suggesting that it might have Chinese origin.
The game of the famous Mattel company called UNO, which was developed in 1971 by Merle Robbins and marketed from 1992, reinvented the way to play with cards.
Since its release several versions have been made, and even a world championship of one called UWC (One World Championship) was created, which takes place every year in Moscow, Russia.
There are other games that have been very popular and that are also among the favorites of users: Domino, Jenga, Risk, Twister, Classic Parches, Scrabble, Clued, who is who, sink the fleet, Pictionary and operation
Nowadays there are specialized websites, such as Genex Comics where you can find the best board games arranged by level of difficulty, duration of the game and even by recommended age.
On these pages you can get titles like 7 Wonders, High Voltage and Netrunner which, although they are more current, have a lot of fans around the world.
The booming board games
The Bilbao Association of cultural activities and leisure (Abaco) recently referred to the exorbitant number of games currently in existence, a boom that has been seen promoted by the accessibility of hundreds of titles available through the internet.
Within this market stand out web portals such as the Geek Era where lovers of table games and video games can find rare items and titles such as the famous Risk in its version of Game Of Thrones, the famous saga of George R. R. Martin. You can find more information about this game here: Risk Game Of Thrones.
Since its commercialization in 1958, several versions of this popular game of war and strategy have been created which, despite being classified as traditional, gains more adherents every day.
According to Abaco, these games not only attract an adult and specialized audience, but many children are currently immersed in them.