The government’s blockade has rekindled interest in board games, which is unprecedented. People all over the world are restoring their old games, throwing dice and spinning the spinning frame, and have a happy time.
For ordinary table game players, this is all good, but for hobbies, there are more interesting aspects. Over the years, people have invested a lot of details in board games; some of them are almost impossible to play in a reasonable time.
This list features the longest legally played board games, and they are not out of timidity. If you have played these games, please share your experience in the comments and let everyone know how many hours you spent playing board games.
Of all the games on this list, Risk is probably the one that most people have played. The game is all about world domination, and it is a work of strategic art. Risk has been around since 1959, and it’s one of the best strategy games on the planet. Its success has influenced every strategy game on and off this list.
The average playtime for a standard game of Risk is listed at 120 minutes (2 hours), but most people don’t get to experience that. For most players, an average game of Risk will keep them in their seats playing the game for as much as eight hours if it’s filled out with six people playing the game.
Some playthroughs can take as much as 12 hours, and Risk is well-known for this. There was an episode of Seinfeld, where Kramer and Newman played the same game off and on for days, which many players like to do.
It’s not uncommon for players to set up a board, play for a couple of hours and leave. They return to continue playing the game over days or weeks, depending on their schedules.