There’s just something about playing games with your own kids that you played as a child. Every time I see a classic game in the store I get so excited and want to get it for our family. Some of our favorite games to play together are ones I played as a child.
Some games I’ve saved from my childhood, others I manage to find at yard sales or thrift stores. Many of them are worn and starting to lose pieces so I LOVE it when a company re-releases a game in classic form but brand new with all the pieces and instructions, don’t you?
Today I’ve worked hard to compile a list of classic games you likely played or at least knew about as a child that you can still get for your kids today – brand new! It’s a fun way to make new memories with a whole new generation of game players!
Classic Games You Can Still Get For Your Kids
These are the best classic games you can still get to play with your kids. Many of them are replicas of the original game!
This was one of my favorite games as a child! It's so simple and easy to play yet so much fun!
This beloved 1980's version of the classic mystery face game is back! There's a mystery person on your opponent's card. Can you find the matching face in the crowd? Start with your game full of silly-looking characters. Then ask the right questions to eliminate the wrong faces!
Does your person have blue eyes? Is your person wearing a hat? Once you're down to a face or two - solve the mystery by guessing who! If you're the first to identify your opponent's mystery person, you win.
I didn't own this game as a child but I had friends who did and I LOVED to play it when I went over to their house! Hi-Ho Cherry-O is such an easy to learn and play game!
A classic child's counting game for over 50 years! In the early 1960's, Hi-Ho! Cherry-O was teaching young children counting, addition and subtraction. Two to four cherry-pickers join in the game, each starting with a tree full of ten plastic cherries and an empty bucket. A flick of the spinner will net you 1, 2, 3 or 4 cherries to add to your basket, but watch out! Spinning a dog, bird, or spilled bucket can quickly empty a bucket.
When one lucky player fills the bucket with all ten cherries, a shout of "Hi-Ho! Cherry-O" lets everyone know who has won the round.
My baby sister got this game when she was 4 or 5 years old. She LOVED it. She played this game all the time. When my oldest daughter around the same age I searched high and low for this game but couldn't find it.
I was THRILLED when I saw that Winning Moves Games brought it back! I'm so excited to be able to share it with my girls and their friends! It's nearly identical to the original version. The only thing this version does not have that the original version had was the container that sat in the middle of the board to hold all of the jewelry.
The game is simple. Move around the board and get dressed up in the jewelry that all princesses need, like earrings, necklaces, bracelets and of course, a crown!
There's no reading required and it's really a very simple game to play.
Last year my daughter received The Game of Life. Only is was not a THING like I remembered it! I mean sure, there were aspects of it that were the same but it had gone through some major updates and I missed the old version I used to play. It just wasn't the same!
I was SO excited to find this Classic Edition of The Game of Life for our family to play together! I used to play this game at my grandparents' house with my cousins and I'm so excited that now MY kids can play it at their grandparents' house with their cousins! The original spinning wheel, the original career cards - everything I remember is there!
It's recommended for ages 10 and up but my almost 8-year-old is able to play it. You can play this version with 2-6 players.
Don't fall for the newer version of Life - make sure you get the Classic Edition from Winning Moves Games! You won't regret it!
Risk is one of the best strategy games you'll ever play! It's a classic game that kids and adults will both love! It's educational AND fun!
The goal of the game is to occupy every territory on the board and in doing so, eliminate the other players. It's perfect for 2-6 players, ages 8 and older.
I love all of the classic pieces included in this game!
When introducing kids to a classic game, there's no better version than the classic version! This is a reprint of the original version from 1959. When the grandparents come over, they will love being able to play the version they remember from childhood!
It seems like whenever they remake a game, it's never as good as the original! I'm so glad that Winning Moves Games has released this classic version of Clue!
Did you know that Clue has been around for over 50 years?! This version is a replica of the 1949 version! This is the version I remember playing with my mom and I love being able to share it with my children now.
This game is challenging, exciting, and perfect for children and adults ages 7 and up! Make sure you have at least 3 people to play and 45 minutes of time to spare for a fun game night playing Clue!
Growing up, I can't remember a game I played more with my mom than Sorry!. We played Sorry! nearly every single week. It was a game our whole family enjoyed. It doesn't take too long to play and involves a bit of strategy and a lot of luck.
Sorry! was first introduced in the 1930's and this is a replica of the original release. I don't know about you, but I love these retro games! It's the best way to play a classic game like Sorry!.
Maybe it's the homeschooling mom in me, but I love games that are both fun and educational (without my kids even realizing it!). This is a classic game that's ready for a new generation of game players!
In Game of the States, players race their trucks back and forth across the country - buying products in some States and selling them in other States. In this updated version, there are also fun and educational STEM facts about each state. Can you guess which state is considered the southernmost Northern state, and the northernmost Southern state?
The player with the most money at the end of the game wins!
A typical game lasts about 30 minutes and it's great for anyone ages 7/8 and up!
I don't know about you, but I love playing games with my kids that I played growing up! I'm so excited that the classic Pay Day game is available for a whole new group of children to enjoy! The object of the game is simple - have the most money by the end of the game!
This is a fun and educational way to help teach your children about money and all the things that go along with it.
This is Scattergories like you remember it! It features the original categories, buzzer, answer pads, everything! You'll have so much fun playing this game with your kids! There are enough pieces for up to six players! There are other versions of Scattergories out there (I know because we own one of them) and they are just NOT as good as this 30th-anniversary edition. Trust me, this is the version you want!
The game you loved from 1994 is back and ready to share with a whole new generation of game players! This re-release is just like the original game you remember!
In this game, a motley crew of Aunt agatha’s friends and employees are gathered at her Mansion for the reading of her will. Only one of these 12 specially invited guests will inherit her loot. Who will it be? Old Hickory her gardener? Her best friend Lulu? Poopsie her fluffy Cat? Or, one of Aunt agatha’s other nearest and not-so-dearest?
Which one of these games do you like the most? Did you own some of these games as a child?
It is nice to come back to these posts to select a birthday gift too. Thank you for the ideas.
Monday 23rd of December 2019
These bring back so many memories from when my children were young! Clue, The Game of Life, Pretty Pretty Princess, Guess Who, and 13 Dead End Drive were all favorites. I would love to play them with my grandchildren.
Wednesday 11th of December 2019
I have fond memories of playing these games either with my sisters or with my children. My grandchildren love playing board games as well and one of their current favorites is Clue.
Monday 2nd of December 2019
I had several of these as a child. I really liked Candyland!
Monday 2nd of December 2019
I was absolutely obsessed with Pretty Pretty Princess when I was little and hope to get it this Christmas for my daughter.
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