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Experts Tell Us the Best 70s Board Games

This article showcases our top picks for the Best 70s Board Games. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.


This product was recommended by Gelen Revilla from Good Noise

Monopoly is a multi-player economics-themed board game. In the game, players roll two dice to move around the game board, buying and trading properties, and developing them with houses and hotels. Players collect rent from their opponents, with the goal being to drive them into bankruptcy. Money can also be gained or lost through Chance and Community Chest cards, and tax squares. Players receive a stipend every time they pass Go, and can end up in jail, from which they cannot move

Wegiel Chess Set

This product was recommended by Alina Clark from CocoDoc

I am an avid chess player and I wanted to get a quality set for myself and decided on this one. Besides priding themselves in using wood from plantations and not using child labor, it is a quality set which has details unique to handmade sets.

Sorry Board Game

This product was recommended by Kieran Knight from Fitness Home HQ

This is a classic board game that everyone loves. Each player gets 4 pins of the same color. Each has to draw a 1 or a 2 to move their pawn out of Start. Your goal is to chase each player and bump them back to the Start position, then say Sorry! This game will definitely test your strategic skills and test how strong your friendships too.

WS Game Company Boggle Vintage Bookshelf Edition

This product was recommended by Geninna Ariton from Trendhim

Boggle is still a hit today, especially with word buffs. But did you know that this game first came out in 1972? Good for 2 to 6 players, age 8 and up.

Battleship Game Retro Series 1967 Edition

This product was recommended by Chiara Gomiero from Handy Wine Guide

This is another very popular game back in the 70s, even if I played most of my childhood in the 80s too with my bigger brother. Apart from the sinking part, which of course was the main fun of it, the setup was pretty cool too, as you had to think strategically to win the game.

Go for Broke!

This product was recommended by Chiara Gomiero from Handy Wine Guide

This is probably where it all started for me. That’s why when I go shopping I feel like playing “Go for Broke!” =) Jokes aside, this game is pretty funny, the goal was to spend as fast as possible $1m. How can you achieve that? Well, with Casino, Stock Market, Racetrack, donations, and charity.

Stay Alive Board Game

This product was recommended by Alex Buchnev from Paddling Space

Stay Alive is a fun family game that capitalizes on critical thinking and strategy. The rules are simple, and playing it is a good icebreaker for parties and get-togethers. The objective is to protect your marbles from falling through the holes designed into the game board while attempting to let the opponents’ marbles fall. The last player to *stay alive* with their remaining marble wins the game.

Hasbro Gaming CONNECT 4

This product was recommended by Christina Russo from The Kitchen Community

Because it’s fast, furious, and fun, teaches strategic thinking and how to second guess your opponent, and as it is simple and straightforward to learn, anyone can play it. It’s an all-inclusive game that’s addictive, easy to play, and almost impossible to master.

Ghost Castle

This product was recommended by Dan Troha from Draftsim

It can be easier to find this game under its other names and in modern versions, like Ghost Castle. It’s pretty rare and not actually as fun, but there is also a Ghostbusters edition which came out in the mid-80s. The game has a die-cut set-up with booby traps that is tricky but fun to put together, a bit like Mouse Trap._ Which Witch?_ is definitely more of an entertaining game for kids and totally retro wholesome for the whole family.

Deluxe 221B Baker Street Board Game

This product was recommended by Steven Walker from Spylix

Sherlock Holmes’ famous address is 221b Baker Street, and this game was a great way to play as the world’s most famous detective. A 90-minute game for 2–6 players, released in 1975. Ninety minutes of pure joy. Whenever my Dad wanted to stimulate our brains, he’d turn off the TV and get this game out, and we never complained (unless Knight Rider was on, but he never took it out when Knight Rider was on!)


This product was recommended by Steven Walker from Spylix

Aggravation! That was the perfect name for the game. Only that from trying to play it! I enjoyed playing but never won! The game’s object was to be the first player to get all four playing pieces to the player’s home section of the board. The game’s name comes from aggravating an opponent’s piece by landing on its space.

Balderdash Board Game

This product was recommended by Steven Walker from Spylix

Balderdash is a board game of word puzzles, bluffing, and linguistic trivia. Bradyn Blower and Mark Powell created it, and Mattel now owns it (The company that also makes UNO, Hot Wheels, Kerplunk, and Magic 8 Ball, to name a few). It’s based on the parlor game Fictionary. The English language is so vast and varied that no one knows what all the words mean. It’s a game where players guess the definitions of rare and obscure words. In each round, one player has the correct description, while the others must write their guesses.

All The Kings Men (1970)

This product was recommended by Olivia Tan from CocoFax

All the Kings Men is a strategy chess like board game of the 70’s. On the board there are arrows which are directions for where the next move should be taken. You gotta capture your opponent’s brain in this game (not literally, of course). Easier and quicker than playing chess.

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Written by Zak Parker

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