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10 Vintage Games

We chose our childhood favorites. Did yours make the list?

Vintage Games

We pay tribute to 10 of our favorite childhood games, from Candy Land to Yahtzee. — Illustration by Sean McCabe; Photos courtesy of Tim Walsh

Remember playing Clue or Operation as a kid? Or were you a fan of Mystery Date or Twister? Even with the rise of video games in the past few decades, these classics still remain popular today and help make up a $1 billion-a-year industry. "It’s hard to replace the face-to-face quality time you get with these games," says Tim Walsh, inventor of the game Blurt! and author of Timeless Toys. "They’re something you can do with the whole family — and they’re affordable."

See also: Vintage Games Trivia Quiz

Take a look at the fascinating history behind 10 of our favorite games — and watch the television commercials that helped them become bestsellers.

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