Industry-specific research has shown that in recent years the amount of people returning to classic board games has gone up at a phenomenal rate. This has led to a revival of the old classic games that we used to pass the time on rainy days before Netflix filled every spare hour of life.
Although, if you’re wanting to hop onto Amazon and purchase your favourite board game beware of the price! Many classic games can cost the same if not more than a video game, so if you’re looking to get your nostalgia hit and save some cash then look no further than your laptop.
Almost every classic game you can think of is available digitally, which will save you money and even give you the opportunity to play with players around the world. In this article we will take a look at just a few classic games that you can enjoy from the comfort of your laptop right now.
If you’ve been playing a lot of Zoom quizzes recently, you’ll probably already know that Monopoly has been exciting fans for 85 years since it was first released on to the market in 1935. The game has been the staple of family afternoons ever since then and has a dedicated hoard of fans in almost every country in the world.
If you fancy reigniting your passion for the game but don’t have the time, space or will to unfurl a full board game and fiddle around with cash and tokens you can play it on your phone or laptop. The app is available for $4 on most providers and can be played between you and your friends at home or you can even hop onto the online servers and be matched to players across the globe.
Gambling is one of the most popular pastimes in the world and for some nothing can beat the experience of visiting a land-based casino. If dressing up in a tuxedo or black dress isn’t your thing though, you can always enjoy the best that the casino has to offer from your laptop.
One of the most popular casino games enjoyed online is blackjack, the classic, quickfire card game that can be enjoyed by beginners and pros alike. Depending on where you are in the world, there are numerous companies to choose from whether you’re hoping to play for real cash or just enjoy the buzz of blackjack on a free site.
It doesn’t get any more classic than chess. The two-player strategy game can trace its roots back to the 7th century when it was known as Chaturanga by the Indians that invented it. A neat chess table is a great decorative addition to any home but if you don’t have access to one why not play online?
Chess.com is the best place to play and is easily accessible from laptop or mobile device. If you sign up, you’ll be joining a thriving community of just over 28 million registered members!
Here in North America there are few classic games as popular as bridge. Traditionally enjoyed in community centres and around dining tables, the game can be played to an extremely high-standard.
If you’re looking to test your mettle against some of the best players in the business or simply reignite your love of the game try out one of the numerous free sites available on the internet or even find a supplier that offers you the chance to play for real money.
You could be forgiven for reading the word ‘dominoes’ and thinking of succulent, cheesy pizzas rather than the classic old game of the same name. In the past two decades dominoes has really dipped in popularity but its on the comeback trail once more thanks to online providers.
Hundreds of thousands of players around the globe are playing dominoes on their phones or laptops, so why not rekindle your love for the game and join the growing online community?
Do you remember the buzz of sitting across from your siblings as a kid and getting a hit on that speculative B2 shout? Well now you can recapture that buzz at the same time as recreating the setup of Battleship on your laptop.
There are plenty of free Battleship games online but if you’re looking for a reliable one that can connect you to your friends, don’t be shy about spending $4 or $5 on an app store.
- Risk: Global Domination
If you thought that Monopoly was a long-haul game then you’ve obviously never experienced the in-depth strategy game of Risk. Playing against your friends or online competitors you’ll be tasked with building up your army and taking over the map.
Everything can be lost on a bad couple of dice rolls though so remember, balance your RISK!
See yourself as the wordsmith of the family or maybe think of yourself as a walking thesaurus? Well put your linguistic talents to the test in the digital reboot of this classic word game.
If you’re too young to remember Scrabble, it’s the game that Words With Friends based itself on but only much better!
If Netflix has piqued your interest in murder mysteries and conspiracy theories, why not download Cluedo and get involved in the thick of the action yourself? For just $4 you can download the licensed online Cluedo game and tour the rooms of a Tudor house trying to discover the identity of the murderer.
Was its Colonel Mustard in the drawing room? Only you can find out with your great clue-finding skills.