Great post about the Games of our Youth at Ricki's Rants and Rambles.
Growing up I was lucky to have a lot of those classics: Scrabble, Boggle, Stratego (gosh, that commercial is so goofy!), Life, Monopoly... And Dad, being Dad, also taught me chess, which I still (mis)play now. It wasn't all Atari 2600, no sirree!
The Ladybug and I have a shelf with dozens of these, plus more modern card and board games... Rocketville, Scotland Yard, The Great Dalmuti... and our friends, the Prussian Tiger and family, have dozens more. Good times.