Games that came out before 1935 and are good.
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Colorado Springs
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Consider this an antidote to the "new kid on the block." There are games that are older than you (unless you're older than 72, anyway) and are still interesting and fun to play.
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1. Board Game: Poker [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:864]
Ed Sherman
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Well, all the cowboys played poker, right? So it was certainly around before 1935.
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2. Board Game: Chess [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:415] [Average Rating:7.09 Unranked]
Ed Sherman
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Not a big game here on BGG, but still a good one.
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3. Board Game: Pit [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:1353]
Ed Sherman
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An underrated but fun game. Yeah, it's not this deep and tactical thing, but it sure can be fun sometimes.
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4. Board Game: Go [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:121]
Ed Sherman
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It's been played for thousands of years but people are still exploring the strategy to Go.
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5. Board Game: Mahjong [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:617]
Ed Sherman
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The BGG database says 1850, but it's got to be earlier than that, especially for the original Chinese version.
 
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6. Board Game: Backgammon [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:1090]
Kent Reuber
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San Mateo
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My favorite of the classic games.
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7. Board Game: Crokinole [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:75]
Mike Kollross
Canada
Carvel
Alberta
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Big amounts of fun and very addictive.
 
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8. Board Game: Dominoes [Average Rating:5.44 Overall Rank:14958]
Paul Boos
United States
Falls Church
Virginia
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Dominoes is probably my favorite of games that came out before 1935 and there are so many variants invented before then as well.
 
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9. Board Game: Rook [Average Rating:6.38 Overall Rank:1937]
Paul Boos
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Falls Church
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Rook certainly ought to qualify as well - a nice little trump card game...
 
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10. Board Game: Kalah [Average Rating:5.86 Overall Rank:3457]
Paul Boos
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Another definite one to consider up there
 
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11. Board Game: Cribbage [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:555]
R. N. Dominick
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Cincinnati
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A very good game -- you'd think a game in which you see only 6 cards out of 52 wouldn't have very much to it, but you'd be wrong.
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12. Board Game: Xiangqi [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:1003]
Daniel Danzer
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Stuttgart
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A thousand years old at least, and no rules correction since then. It`s perfect as it is.
 
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13. Board Game: Hnefatafl [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:2358]
Andreas Johansson
Sweden
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Over 1000 years old, this is a chess-like game notable for the highly asymmetric setup.
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14. Board Game: Bridge [Average Rating:7.48 Overall Rank:489]
Bill Herbst
United States
Sayville
New York
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First rate trick taking game. If I only had the time to become truly adept at it...
 
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