Board Games 1816
(Updated: April 29, 2019)
This should be right up there with Monopoly, Scrabble, Risk, Stratego, and so forth as a Classic American Game. It's easy to learn, easy to play, and has tons of strategy. Also, don't be put off by the "horrible" production quality of the most recent edition. It plays just fine, as do the older versions. The gameplay is what shines here; you don't need big plastic toys to appreciate it.