If your kids aren't begging you to play "Chutes and Ladders," or a rousing game of "Clue" takes a back seat to the Playstation 4, you shouldn't be too surprised.
It's been quite a while since board game ruled the toy industry, and the likes of the aforementioned board games, along with other classics like Monopoly, CandyLand and Hungry, Hungry Hippos, barely register much interest from children.
Today's generation delves more into video games, smart phones and tablets, and leaves the board games, if there are any in the house, on the shelves to collect dust. They more than likely only know Monopoly as the game played at McDonald's from time to time.
So what exactly do the board game makers need to make their products popular again? Sounds like this toy genre is in desperate need of a makeover.
It wasn't that long ago that the brain trust behind the "Clue" brand repacked this old school sensation and opted to modernize the box, change the weapons of choice and even add a little substance and flare to the characters.
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