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Whether you are looking for board games for kids or adults we have you covered! Our collection of the best board games span the range from classics like Chess and Checkers to Backgammon and Bingo, and are sure to become your new favorites. Enjoy your fun break playing our free online board games!
-Senet is believed to be the oldest known board game, having been founded in Predynastic Dynastic burials of Egypt from 3500 BC.
-Board games got off to a slow start in the US. The Pilgrims and Puritans looked down on game playing, and even viewed dice — a common board game accompaniment — as the devil. It’s not terribly surprising that the first board games published in the US in the early 1800s were based around Christian morality, which were popular with families.
-Germany has the highest number of board games sold per capita, with a value around 375 million euros, based on a 2013 estimate. Accordingly, it is considered one of the best board game markets.
-Classic Backgammon is one of the oldest board games that is still commonly played throughout the world.
-Interestingly enough, while the company is synonymous with board games, Milton Bradley himself only created one game in 1860 called “The Checkered Game of Life” (now simply called “The Game of Life”). Most of his attention was spent inventing other non-game related products including standardized crayon boxes and a guillotine-style paper cutter.
-Monopoly is one of the world’s most popular board games, so much so that 30 times more Monopoly money is printed each year than real US dollars.
-The board game market grew dramatically in the 1990s and has continued since — it is believed that the internet helped board game discovery and online play. In fact, the 2010s are commonly referred to as a new Golden Age of board games.
-Board games are more than just fun— they are good for you! Many studies have shown how games like Candyland can help kids improve basic number skills, fine motor skills and general cognition.
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