Best Classic Board Games TechnoBuffalo 2020

Video games are more popular than ever, but nothing beats an old-fashioned board game. Sitting down with friends and family to play Connect 4, for instance, never gets old—and it's perfect for every age, too. If you want a board game that the whole family can enjoy, we have some classic suggestions that never seem to go out of style.

Delicious victory: Candy Land

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Reach King Kandy's castle where delicious surprises await. Candy Land is easy to understand and even more fun to play. Featuring colorful cards, a vibrant board, and four gingerbread pawns, this sweet version of the classic is great entertainment, especially if you have younger kids.

$13 at Amazon

Simple but fun: Connect 4

This is a classic that will never go out of style. The concept of Connect 4 is simple but mastering the skills and strategy to win takes dedication and planning. If you've never played Connect 4, you'll be surprised by how competitive and difficult the game can be.

$8 at Amazon

Abstract challenge: Sequence Game

If a strategy game is what you want, then Sequence Game is perfect. With support for 2–12 players, Sequence Game challenges players to connect five of the same colored markers in a row, whether horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.

$9 at Amazon

Become a spymaster: Codenames

Designed for four to eight players, Codenames pits two teams of spies against each other. These teams must attempt to contact their undercover agents while avoiding assassins. It makes for a suspenseful and lighthearted game with high stakes.

$17 at Amazon

Build your settlement: Catan

Winner of the "Game of the Century award," Catan challenges three to four players to build, develop, and trade their way to the top. The goal is to build the most thriving settlements in 60 minutes, which in turn earns players points. If you have the most points when the timer expires, you win.

$44 at Amazon

Get a job: Game of Life

Originally created in 1860, the Game of Life simulates a person's life, from college through retirement and everything in between. This game is such a staple that it's part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

$13 at Amazon

Gather around the table

Board games are a great way to get the household together for some good old fashioned fun. Board games are a great way to unplug, catch up wih your family and have some fun along the way. If there's one game you absolutely must play, it's Candy Land. From its vibrant design to its simple rules, Candy Land is a fantastic board game that offers hours of entertainment and is easy enough for all ages to understand, making it a great game to play with parents and children.

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