The Year Your Favorite Board Game Came Out

Board games have has an incredible history. The very primitive and early ones came along with the very first tools and over time have only gotten more complex as time has gone on. They have delighted hundreds of thousands over centuries. They distracted nations during some of the biggest tragedies and brought countless families and generations together. Depending on who you are the year your favorite board game came out can be anything. Some classics have stood the test of time and some new games have blown people away in terms of what is possible. Regardless, the future is bright. This is the year your favorite board game came out.

JUMP TO: 30s | 40s | 50s | 60s | 70s | 80s | 90s | 2000s | 2010s


BOARD GAMES THAT CAME OUT IN THE 30s

SORRY (1934)
MONOPOLY (1935)
SCRABBLE (1938)

BOARD GAMES THAT CAME OUT IN THE 40s

CHUTES & LADDERS (1943)
STRATGEO (1947)
CLUE (1949)
CANDY LAND (1949)

BOARD GAMES THAT CAME OUT IN THE 50s

RISK (1959)

BOARD GAMES THAT CAME OUT IN THE 60s

LIFE (1960)
MOUSETRAP (1963)
TROUBLE (1965)
OPERATION (1965)
BATTLESHIP (1967)

BOARD GAMES THAT CAME OUT IN THE 70s

CONNECT FOUR (1974)
HUNGRY ‘GRY HIPPOS (1978)
GUESS WHO (1979)
TRVIAL PURSUIT (1979)

BOARD GAMES THAT CAME OUT IN THE 80s

SEQUENCE (1982)
JENGA (1983)
PICTIONARY (1985)
TABOO (1989)

BOARD GAMES THAT CAME OUT IN THE 90s

SETTLERS OF CATAN (1995)

BOARD GAMES THAT CAME OUT IN THE 2000s

CARCASSONNE (2000)
TICKET TO RIDE (2004)
BETRAYAL AT HOUSE ON THE HILL (2004)
PANDEMIC (2008)
DOMINION (2008)
SMALL WORLD (2009)

BOARD GAMES THAT CAME OUT IN THE 2010s

7 WONDERS (2010)
CARDS ‘GNST HUMANITY (2011)
KING OF TOKYO (2011)
SMASH UP (2012)
SPLENDOR (2014)
SECRET HITLER (2015)
CODENAMES (2015)
SCYTHE (2016)
TERRAFORMING MARS (2016)
AZUL (2017)
GLOOMHAVEN (2017)
WINGSPAN (2019)
TINY TOWNS (2019)


*Special Note: Some of the most classic games like Go, Backgammon, Chess, Checkers, Parcheesi and Mahjong are so old we don’t have a start year.

What game from the list of The Year Your Favorite Board Game Came Out brought back all those nostalgic memories. List it in comments!!

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