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Sitting around the coffee table in the living room in their Auburn home, Jacob, Mason and Chloe Silvarman, from Auburn, play the game Sorry.

The scene was played in homes across America as Americans continued to obey orders to stay home to stop the spread of the new corona virus.

Angie Silvarman said board games helped keep her children busy between doing eLearning and other tasks throughout the day.

Along with their favorite play including Sorry, which Mason received for Christmas, the children enjoyed playing Monopoly, chess, Connect 4, card games and Jenga. His children have even started making their own board games.

On March 23, CNBC reported that board games and jigsaw puzzles were the top sales on Amazon according to Thinknum, an alternative web-based data site.

Games like Sorry, Jenga and Connect 4 are best sellers. Monopolies and Operations are also big sellers.

In the article, Hasbro CEO Brian Golder said that the company experienced strong demand during the coronavirus pandemic.

Mlive.com, a Michigan-based newspaper network, recently reported the top 10 games bought on Amazon during quarantine.

Like the CNBC Connect 4 report, Sorry and Monopoly took the top three places. The rest of the top 10 include Codenames, Sequence, Zingo, Battleship with Planes (spin-offs from classic Battleship) Catan board games, Guess Who and Scrabble.

Local readers share their favorite board games on Facebook, which makes the Phase 10 card game top of the list.

Phase 10 is a card game made in 1982, based on rummy variants. The aim of the game is to be the first to complete all 10 phases. Phase is a combination of cards that must be placed by the player, which is determined in each round.

The card game is the second best-selling commercial card game behind Mattel’s Uno.

Tied to second place among our readers is Yahtzee and Monopoly.

Richard Deel, from Ligonier, said his family enjoyed the Yahtzee game, the classic dice game made by Hasbro.

“I like it when my kids have to say,” I think I’ll take zero on my Yahtzee, “Deel commented.

The classic board game Monopoly was created by Lizzie Magie, in the United States in 1903, as a way to show that economies that value wealth creation are better than economies where monopolists work under some constraints. It was first published by Parker Brothers in 1935.

Over the years board games have been adapted into many themes, it has also seen many game adaptations to peak the interest of a new generation.

Also receiving a lot of votes are Ticket to Ride, Catan, and Scrabble.

Other games that people enjoy include, card games, Qwirkle, Cards Against Humanity, Rummikub, Risk, Marbles, Uno, Uno Flip, Empire, Mouse Trap, Splendor, Tenzi (dice game), Life, Domino, Skip Bo and Sequence.

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