The 1970s Board Games We Played: From Life To Sorry To Payday

By Rebeka Knott
Gene Hackman in the game closet of the Tenenbaum home in 'The Royal Tenenbaums.' How many of these do you recognize? Source: reddit

Kids have always loved games -- but games used to mean something different! We're talking about board games, which ruled kids' and family leisure time in the 1970s. Board games might not be as popular now, in the age of video games, but back in the day they were a way for families to spend time together. Imagine that! When it came to '70s board games, rivalries could be fierce -- one day you're sending your buddy all the way home with a sarcastic "Sorry!," but the next day you're the one wailing "You sank my battleship!"