12 Modern Takes On Classic Board Games

 - Feb 16, 2009
In a poor economy, budget-crunched families stay in when they might otherwise go out for family activities, and that means dusty classic board games are coming out of storage. These modern takes on classic games reflect the changes board game companies have made to stay relevant.

Last year, it seemed that steampunk design was everywhere we looked. The savvy DIY set has created a steampunk version of Monopoly, which you'll find below. You'll also see a $20,000 diamond-bedazzled Scrabble game, proving that even the super-wealthy stay in and play classic board games during a recession.

Check out these and more reinvented classic board games below.