|10 Awesome Childhood Tabletop Games
That You Can Still Play
|Between multiplayer online
versions of childhood games and versions you can play against a computer
opponent, theres no shortage of online childhood games you can play to
curb your nostalgia
While youre choosing between multiplayer games
where you can interact with people around the world and a computer opponent
youre 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 thats part of the fun.
And when youre done playing the game theres no annoying clean up
involved. Just shut the browser down and youre all set.
games can you expect to find online? Here are 10 of your favorite childhood
tabletop games that you can still play online.
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
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 youre busy enjoying yet another new way to play mahjong online.
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 mightve accompanied some of the times you played this
game during your childhood.
Everyone knows a game of Monopoly can get
heated when youre 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 youre missing, a simple web search will help
you find what youre looking for. Youll be back to buying hotels in
You likely spent at least parts of your childhood
playing this one person card game. Its 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.
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 youll 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.
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 whats already in play.
online board might have a slightly different layout when it comes to where your
triple or double word scores fall, but youll be able to figure it out if
youre a true word game fan. There are computer opponent based versions,
but Scrabble is probably most fun when youre playing with others. Look
for a multiplayer option for the most enjoyable time.
You just sunk my battleship! Its 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 arent a billion tiny pegs to spill and figure out how to
clean up before stepping on them with your bare feet.
is usually limited to playing against a computer but that doesnt make it
any less fun. Its a quick way to pass some time and youll be sure
to enjoy the trip down memory lane. It might even be more fun to hear you sank
the computers battleship than it was to hear from your little brother.
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. Youre 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 dont always make the moves a human would think to make. They
dont 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)
youre thinking about very classic tabletop games you definitely
cant 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.
Youre sure to find at least one version you love to play in your downtime
if you give it a chance.
There are interactive multiplayer
versions and more basic versions of Cluedo available online. Theres 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
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. Hes always been the most suspicious
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 youll be happy to know the rules havent changed
over time. Youll 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 youre sure to find several youve been missing
in your life. Between the multiplayer and computer-based options, youll
find what fits your preferences best in no time. Then jump right in and start
enjoying your favorite games all over again.