The most popular board games ever sold include chess, checkers, Monopoly and Scrabble. Other best-selling board games of all time include backgammon, Clue, Othello, Trivial Pursuit, Risk and Pictionary.
The very earliest board games can be dated back to approximately 3100 B.C. Most of the earliest board games were a representation of a battle or war between two different enemies. Board games in the United States developed in the 17th and 18th centuries. In 1822, the board game "Traveler's tour Through the United States" by F. Lockwood was the first board game to be introduced to the Colonial states.