The Classic Board Games Quiz

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The Classic Board Games Quiz
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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
In Othello, you flip the discs to make them your color.
Go
Connect Four

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In this game, you can be a dispatcher, medic, scientist, operations expert or researcher.
Operation
Risk
Pandemic
Pandemic is a cooperative game in which players try to stop the spread of four diseases.

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This is a "Eurogame" in which players build a medieval landscape.
Settlers of Catan
Carcassonne
Carcassonne is named for a medieval French city.
Risk

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This game was immortalized in "When Harry Met Sally …"
Scattergories
Monopoly
Pictionary
In the Pictionary scene, Jess can't stop yelling "baby fish mouth."

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In this game, players try to get all four of their pieces around a board and to "home."
Life
Sorry!
You can also send other players back home and say, "Sorry!"
Chutes and Ladders

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This game is now set in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Monopoly
Now, of course, there are plenty of city-themed Monopoly boards, but the classic version is Atlantic City.
Casino
Life

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Which game features a "Pop-O-Matic" for rolling dice?
Risk
Apples to Apples
Trouble
In the middle of the Trouble board sits the Pop-O-Matic, which you push down to roll the dice.

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Which game features Miss Peacock?
Clue
It's the mystery game Clue, of course. And don't forget Mr. Green, Miss Scarlett, Mrs. White, Col. Mustard and Professor Plum.
Uncle Wiggily
Domaine

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This game was originally called Lexico, then Crisscross Words.
Buzzword
Scrabble
The classic Scrabble was actually created by an architect in 1933.
Boggle

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"Grandmasters" have reached the highest level of achievement in this classic game.
Parcheesi
chess
The youngest chess grandmaster ever was 12-year-old Sergey Karjakin in 2002.
Dungeons & Dragons

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Which classic game is known as "draughts" in England?
checkers
Checkers and draughts are one and the same.
Chinese checkers
chess

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In this game, players try to establish and grow colonies.
Carcassonne
Settlers of Catan
Settlers of Catan players can spend resources to build cities and roads.
Risk

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This game, created by two Canadians in 1979, had $20 million in sales in 1984.
Cranium
Pictionary
Trivial Pursuit
Trivial Pursuit really took the '80s by storm.

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This is a two-player war game in which players try to capture each other's soldiers.
Stratego
In Stratego, both players get six bombs and one flag.
Risk
Battleship

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This is a two-player game with dice.
Parcheesi
backgammon
Backgammon is one of the oldest games around. Players move around a board with 12 pointed arrows.
mancala

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In 1860, Milton Bradley introduced this game, in which players spin a numbered wheel in the middle of the board.
Blokus
Masterpiece
Life
As you travel on the path of Life, your player can graduate from college, get a job, get married, have kids, win the lottery … and go bankrupt.

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In this game, players draw cards that have colored squares on them.
Candy Land
Candy Land was designed in 1948 by a girl who was recovering from polio in a children's hospital.
Risk
Uncle Wiggily

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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
In Chutes and Ladders, if game pieces land on certain squares, the player might climb up a ladder or slip down a slide.
Life
Figure It Out

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This game involves colored marbles and a star-shaped board.
Parcheesi
Chinese checkers
The object of Chinese checkers is to move your marbles to the opposite side of the star.
mancala

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This is an extremely classic board game — it originated in India as early as 500 C.E.
cribbage
Parcheesi
The original name of Parcheesi is "pachisi," and it was once played with actual people (usually servants) moving around on an outdoor board.
backgammon

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This game involves pads of paper, an hourglass timer and a 20-sided letter die.
Scattergories
In Scattergories, you have to think of words or terms that fit into different categories and start with a certain letter.
Pictionary
Cranium

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This ancient Chinese game has black and white "stones" and is played on a grid.
Go
The object of Go is to gain more territory with your stones.
Othello
Chinese Checkers

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In which game do players pretend they're railroad magnates?
Railways & Robber Barons
Ticket to Ride
The object of Ticket to Ride is to build train routes across a country or a continent.
Monopoly

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In this game, players hold cards with adjectives on them.
Hi Ho! Cherry-O
Uno
Apples to Apples
In Apples to Apples, you have to pick which of your adjectives best complements a noun card that another player draws.

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There are 11 different games in this war strategy series.
Carcassonne
Risk
Axis & Allies
Axis & Allies is a World War II strategy game that was created in 1981.

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In which game do you drop checkerlike discs into a vertical grid?
Connect Four
The object of Connect Four is to make a row out of four of your discs.
Othello
Uno

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Which originated as a pencil-and-paper game around World War I?
Stratego
Jenga
Battleship
The version of Battleship introduced by Milton Bradley in 1967 has plastic boards and pegs.

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In this game, you might have to draw, act out clues or make a sculpture.
Scattergories
Cranium
You never know what you're going to get with Cranium.
Pictionary

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You might get a shock playing this game.
Operation
In Operation, players have to use metal pincers to extract a plastic "body part" from a metal-lined opening, which can result in a shock.
mancala
Boggle

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In this game, players have to get their partner to guess a given word without using a list of forbidden words.
Balderdash
Taboo
If you say one of the "taboo" words, your team is penalized.
Scattergories

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