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In an era where digital gaming is commonplace, many classic board games that enthusiasts have been playing for generations have been recreated in a virtual format for anyone to play.  

Sorry! 

The board game Sorry! was originally released in 1934 by the Parker Brothers. The game consists of players trying to get their four colored pieces from a designated starting point to a  designated finish by drawing numbered cards.  

The title of the game comes into play when you end up on the same place on the board as another player, in which their piece is knocked over and sent back to start. Hasbro has since released multiple versions of the game, with various companies releasing similar games online.  

Uno 

Uno is a well-known card game in which players take turns placing cards and trying to eliminate their hand, while occasionally forcing other players to draw cards in various ways. The phrase “Uno” must be called when you are down to one card and about to win or you must start over.  

While different variations of the game have been released in a physical format over the years, the most famous virtual version of Uno is found in an app that also connects to Facebook, in which you can play with anyone around the world as well as friends.  

The iMessage game Crazy 8’s is also believed to be a knock-off version of Uno.  

Yahtzee  

Although Yahtzee was released in 1956, the famous dice game took several years to become popular due to its limited availability at the time. The goal of the game is to roll five dice repeatedly to obtain certain combinations and score points. 

While games such as Family Game Night by Hasbro have introduced a virtual card version of the game, other websites have produced virtual variations of the original.  

Monopoly  

Around the same time that the Parker Brothers released Sorry!, Monopoly was introduced to the mix.  

The object of the game is to own as many properties as possible while making your opponents go bankrupt. Players can purchase houses and hotels to place on groups of properties and also must navigate community chest and chance cards that keep things interesting.  

Not only do arcades such as Dave & Busters have versions of the game, but multiple apps, subject-specific boards and video game versions of the game have surfaced in recent years.  


Kaitlyn Chrosniak

News Reporter

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