Before the Al Gore invented the internet — there was no Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, texting, online gaming, forums, blogs or even cat videos. Family time actually consisted of real conversations face-to-face without all the distractions we face today. And if you grew up in the 70s, 80s or 90s you’ll know that board games was an essential part of family time. I’m going to go over some of the best board games that we’ve grown up with that are worth hundreds to thousands these days. If you happen to come across any of these games while cleaning out your parents’ attic, rummaging through your basement or at a garage sale; snatch them up fast! Ok lets take a look at the best board games to flip for profit.
Dark Tower is a 1981 electronic board game by Milton Bradley Company, for one to four players. The object of the game is to amass an army, collect the three keys to the Tower, and defeat the evil within. The game came out during the height of the role-playing game craze in the early 1980s.
Star Wars: The Queen’s Gambit
Star Wars: The Queen’s Gambit is a board game released in 2000 based on the four battles at the end of Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace. Rarest and highest fetching Star Wars board game in history. Even replacement dice goes for over $50 dollars.
Fireball Island is a board game first published by Milton Bradley in 1986. Players progress along winding paths around the island, avoiding fireballs and trying to capture Vul-Kar’s jewel and carry it to the escape boat.
The Longest Day is the name of a 1980 board wargame designed by Randall Reed and published by Avalon Hill. It is a “monster game” meaning the map is very large, and there are 1,600 game pieces. Setup takes 8 hours or more, while the full game can take over 100 hours to complete.
Space Hulk (1st Edition)
Space Hulk is a board game for two players by Games Workshop. It was first released in 1989. The game is set in the fictional universe of Warhammer 40,000. Later editions and expansions are all fetching over $150 on eBay as well.
Advanced Civilization is the expansion game for the board game Civilization, published in 1991 by Avalon Hill. Ownership of the original game is necessary to play. Both games are no longer published, following the dissolution of the original Avalon Hill game company and sale of all rights to titles to Hasbro in 1998.
Titan is a fantasy board game for two to six players, designed by Jason B. McAllister and David A. Trampier. It was first published in 1980 by Gorgonstar, a small company created by the designers.
Disney’s Haunted Mansion Game
Haunted Mansion was released in 1970s (1972 and 1975) by Disney and the game pitted 2-4 players against each other and the ever-changing floor plan of the mansion.
Price tag: $200-$300
Risk (40th Anniversary Edition)
Risk is a strategy board game produced by Parker Brothers (now a division of Hasbro). The 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition contained the same troop pieces but made of metal rather than plastic. Released in 1999.
Price tag: $200-$300