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The Classic Board Games Quiz
by Staff
Most of us have spent a lot of quality time with classic board games, but how long has it been since you played Risk or Parcheesi? This quiz will test your knowledge of the board games of your youth.

This game involves black-and-white discs and a green grid for a board.

  • Othello
  • Go
  • Connect Four

In this game, you can be a dispatcher, medic, scientist, operations expert or researcher.

  • Operation
  • Risk
  • Pandemic

This is a "Eurogame" in which players build a medieval landscape.

  • Settlers of Catan
  • Carcassonne
  • Risk

This game was immortalized in "When Harry Met Sally …"

  • Scattergories
  • Monopoly
  • Pictionary

In this game, players try to get all four of their pieces around a board and to "home."

  • Life
  • Sorry!
  • Chutes and Ladders

This game is now set in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

  • Monopoly
  • Casino
  • Life

Which game features a "Pop-O-Matic" for rolling dice?

  • Risk
  • Apples to Apples
  • Trouble

Which game features Miss Peacock?

  • Clue
  • Uncle Wiggily
  • Domaine

This game was originally called Lexico, then Crisscross Words.

  • Buzzword
  • Scrabble
  • Boggle

"Grandmasters" have reached the highest level of achievement in this classic game.

  • Parcheesi
  • chess
  • Dungeons & Dragons

Which classic game is known as "draughts" in England?

  • checkers
  • Chinese checkers
  • chess

In this game, players try to establish and grow colonies.

  • Carcassonne
  • Settlers of Catan
  • Risk

This game, created by two Canadians in 1979, had $20 million in sales in 1984.

  • Cranium
  • Pictionary
  • Trivial Pursuit

This is a two-player war game in which players try to capture each other's soldiers.

  • Stratego
  • Risk
  • Battleship

This is a two-player game with dice.

  • Parcheesi
  • backgammon
  • mancala

In 1860, Milton Bradley introduced this game, in which players spin a numbered wheel in the middle of the board.

  • Blokus
  • Masterpiece
  • Life

In this game, players draw cards that have colored squares on them.

  • Candy Land
  • Risk
  • Uncle Wiggily

In this board game, players are "rewarded" and "punished" for certain behaviors — but it's really just a spin of the wheel.

  • Chutes and Ladders
  • Life
  • Figure It Out

This game involves colored marbles and a star-shaped board.

  • Parcheesi
  • Chinese checkers
  • mancala

This is an extremely classic board game — it originated in India as early as 500 C.E.

  • cribbage
  • Parcheesi
  • backgammon

This game involves pads of paper, an hourglass timer and a 20-sided letter die.

  • Scattergories
  • Pictionary
  • Cranium

This ancient Chinese game has black and white "stones" and is played on a grid.

  • Go
  • Othello
  • Chinese Checkers

In which game do players pretend they're railroad magnates?

  • Railways & Robber Barons
  • Ticket to Ride
  • Monopoly

In this game, players hold cards with adjectives on them.

  • Hi Ho! Cherry-O
  • Uno
  • Apples to Apples

There are 11 different games in this war strategy series.

  • Carcassonne
  • Risk
  • Axis & Allies

In which game do you drop checkerlike discs into a vertical grid?

  • Connect Four
  • Othello
  • Uno

Which originated as a pencil-and-paper game around World War I?

  • Stratego
  • Jenga
  • Battleship

In this game, you might have to draw, act out clues or make a sculpture.

  • Scattergories
  • Cranium
  • Pictionary

You might get a shock playing this game.

  • Operation
  • mancala
  • Boggle

In this game, players have to get their partner to guess a given word without using a list of forbidden words.

  • Balderdash
  • Taboo
  • Scattergories