Since ancient times, people around the world have enjoyed playing board games with their family and friends. From basic games like checkers and chess to more complex ones like Clue and Monopoly, they are one of the most popular and enduring forms of entertainment.
The tradition of board gaming goes back hundreds of years in Europe, Africa, and Asia. These games spread to the Americas through colonization, where Scrabble, Pitchnut, and Mouse Trap emerged. From classical antiquity to the present day, here is the history of board games.