It’s easy to get distracted by the latest, flashiest new game. But there’s a reason that some games are still being purchased and played by new generations. Makers of toy and board games since the 1920’s, Pressman Games knows a thing or two about staying power, and here are a few of the classics you can find in their arsenal.
This classic game of strategy and deduction has sold more than 55 million units, so chances are you’ve played it. A codebreaking classic, Mastermind gives players over 2,000 possible codes and kids can challenge adults with an equal chance of winning. After each move, the Codemaker gives clues to the Codebreaker who tries to match the code. With all the possible code combos, it’s sure to be entertaining for a long time.
Time tested and still fun for all ages, Rummikub has been around for more than 70 years. Similar to the game Rummy with cards, this game is easy to learn. Players take turns creating runs or sets to use all the tiles from their racks. The version that Pressman is selling is the best, featuring a deluxe set and classic tin featuring one of the first art designs that helped make Rummikub a household name.
Tri-Ominos is like next-level Dominoes. Players lay tiles that match up to other tiles with the goal of accumulating the most points and getting rid of all the triangular shaped pieces. Each triangle has three numbers at the points, and when you place a piece next to one, it has to match two numbers on the side. It’s easy to learn and fun to play and has been around since the 1970s!
What are some classic board games you’ve introduced to your kids?