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10 Awesome Childhood Tabletop Games
That You Can Still Play Online Today

Between multiplayer online versions of childhood games and versions you can play against a computer opponent, there’s no shortage of online childhood games you can play to curb your nostalgia

While you’re choosing between multiplayer games where you can interact with people around the world and a computer opponent you’re probably wondering what other games are out there. Can you find your favorite childhood tabletop game online? The answer is probably yes.

Anything from online mahjong to multiplayer Monopoly is out there for you to enjoy. You might have to do a little digging to find your true favorites, or to find a version you lit best but that’s part of the fun. And when you’re done playing the game there’s no annoying clean up involved. Just shut the browser down and you’re all set.

So what games can you expect to find online? Here are 10 of your favorite childhood tabletop games that you can still play online.

1. Mahjong

Online Mahjong is hugely popular. While you used to need four players and a set of tiles, now you can just log on and start enjoying the fun right away. There are actually quite a few versions of mahjong online, so you can choose what kind of gameplay best suits you.

If you want you can even play the version that incorporates both mahjong and solitaire into one game. Playing mahjong online is a great way to scratch that itch of nostalgia and still enjoy the same basic gameplay styles.

If you choose to play a different variation you may have to take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the rules, but it will be worth your time when you’re busy enjoying yet another new way to play mahjong online.

2. Monopoly

Just like you read about in the intro, there are definitely options to play this childhood favorite online. If you just to do a multiplayer version you can even experience some of that cutthroat style competition that might’ve accompanied some of the times you played this game during your childhood.

Everyone knows a game of Monopoly can get heated when you’re working towards a win. That same style of fun and highly competitive nature can be found online right now at this very moment. If you think this is the game you’re missing, a simple web search will help you find what you’re looking for. You’ll be back to buying hotels in no time.

3. Solitaire

You likely spent at least parts of your childhood playing this one person card game. It’s one most people learn how to play, and the more you play it the more addicting it can become. With the of digital solitaire, we also got to experience new versions of the game. Spider Solitaire has become so popular it has surpassed its original beginnings of Klondike.

You can enjoy a simple game of Klondike or get into a really involved version like Freecell, all from the comfort of your own home. Just find which variation you like best and jump right in. The memories of trying to beat this card puzzle game will come flooding back before you know it.

4. Risk

This is another online game where you can choose between a computer or real-life opponents. You can play in real time or in some models you can play against others in a turn-based style gameplay. If you choose the turn-based system you can make a move and come back later to make your next move when you have a few minutes of free time.

Just like with Monopoly, Risk can get pretty vicious so if you like that aspect of the tabletop game you’ll love the multiplayer real-time options. Give a few a try and see where you can use your Risk skills gained in childhood to dominate once again.

5. Scrabble

There are quite a few variations of online Scrabble. Some go by other names (Words With Friends, anyone?) but no matter the name of the game, the idea remains the same. Build words on your gameboard by connecting them to what’s already in play.

Each online board might have a slightly different layout when it comes to where your triple or double word scores fall, but you’ll be able to figure it out if you’re a true word game fan. There are computer opponent based versions, but Scrabble is probably most fun when you’re playing with others. Look for a multiplayer option for the most enjoyable time.

6. BattleShip

“Hey! You just sunk my battleship!” It’s probably something you said a lot as a kid, even if you were just mocking the commercials. The exciting thing here is that you can still play this game today, online. The more exciting part is that there aren’t a billion tiny pegs to spill and figure out how to clean up before stepping on them with your bare feet.

Battleship online is usually limited to playing against a computer but that doesn’t make it any less fun. It’s a quick way to pass some time and you’ll be sure to enjoy the trip down memory lane. It might even be more fun to hear you sank the computer’s battleship than it was to hear from your little brother.

7. Chess

Really good chess players often say their best opponent is themselves. This is pretty true since you have to play both sides of the board with equal amounts of strategy. You’re basically trying to outsmart yourself with each and every move.

The one exception to this rule might be online chess. Playing against a computer can be something that adds in a new layer of difficulty that will entice even the most experienced players. Computers don’t always make the moves a human would think to make. They don’t have the logic and reasoning skills we do, so this version of chess can be very unpredictable in a hugely fun way.

8. Draughts (Checkers)

While you’re thinking about very classic tabletop games you definitely can’t forget about draughts (checkers). Online you can find all types of options. (You can even play Chinese checkers if you choose the right website in your Google search)

There are very basic options you play against a computer, and versions that come complete with quests and storylines. You’re sure to find at least one version you love to play in your downtime if you give it a chance.

9. Cluedo

There are interactive multiplayer versions and more basic versions of Cluedo available online. There’s even a website dedicated to letting you play the version of Cluedo that was developed for the SNES system back in the early 90s. If you want to get back to basics when it comes to a good “whodunnit” style game, now you can.

All the options and names will remain the same regardless of which version you choose to play. When in doubt you can always guess that it was Colonel Mustard in the living room. He’s always been the most suspicious character, right?

10. Sorry!

Another one where you can play with people across the world is the online version of Sorry! This was a staple family tabletop game a few decades ago and you’ll be happy to know the rules haven’t changed over time. You’ll still know exactly how to play the game the first time you jump right in.


Playing games online that bring back childhood memories can be a lot of fun. You might not be looking to play all of these games again but you’re sure to find several you’ve been missing in your life. Between the multiplayer and computer-based options, you’ll find what fits your preferences best in no time. Then jump right in and start enjoying your favorite games all over again.

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