Trends may come and go, but one thing that’s not going away anytime soon is nostalgia for the ’90s. This year alone saw reboots of classics like “Saved By The Bell,” “Party of Five,” and “Animaniacs,” as well as the confirmation of a “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” reimagining and that long-awaited “Friends” reunion special. So, to say that many of us are sentimental for the decade may be the understatement of the millennium. That’s why we’re psyched that the ’90s trend has even made its way to the board game industry. There are games dedicated to ’90s trivia, classic TV shows, and music, and some popular ’90s childhood games have also made a major comeback. We rounded up our favorites below that you can play with your nearest and dearest or even your Zoom crew. Trust us, they’re totally rad.
Friends was undoubtedly the show of the '90s (could it be any more iconic?), but how well do you really know the Central Perk gang? In this game , inspired by the classic "The One with the Ball" episode, players take turns competing in five ball-tossing, ball-balancing, ball-challenging rounds of trivia to see who's left standing and who drops the ball.
In the '90s, Friday nights were synonymous with one thing: trips to Blockbuster. While that blue-and-yellow membership card has seen better days, you can still celebrate your love of movies with this trivia game . Players race against the buzzer to describe, quote, and act out different movies for each team to guess in order to win.
Test your trivia of the greatest decade (sorry, not sorry) with Hella 90s . Featuring 400 pop culture questions jam-packed with pictures, trivia, and game challenges, reliving your favorite nostalgic moments has never been more fun (or less cringy). The coolest part? There's even a specially curated Hella 90s Trivia soundtrack on Spotify that you can listen to while you play.
The classic game of UNO gets a fun '90s twist with this Saved By The Bell pack . Covered in images of the series' iconic characters, this collector's edition takes players back to Bayside High and features an exclusive "Rad Style" rule that will make you draw cards if your outfit is the wrong color.
Designed to test your knowledge of music from the '80s, '90s, and '00s, The MTV Game gives teams 30 seconds to describe, recite lyrics, and perform songs from three famous bands to gain points. The first team to collect an artist from all eight cassette categories wins all the bragging rights and takes home the proverbial moon man.
Watch Ya' Mouth, one of the funniest and most popular new games of recent years, is taking it back to the '90s with this fun edition . Wearing cheek retractors, players take turns trying to get out popular '90s phrases, all while their teammates try to guess what they're saying. Can you say hours of fun?
If there's one game any '90s kid will remember, it's Bop It! —and now it's back! Testing your listening and coordination skills, this sequence game forces you to act fast so you Bop it, Twist it, and Pull it in the right order. Complete with solo and pass-it modes, this compact Micro Series edition is fun to play and won't take up too much space in your game closet.
Let us tell you a story. Picture it, Miami, 1990, and the Golden Girls are at the top of their game. Test your knowledge of Miami's finest ladies , and with each correct answer, you collect one slice of cheesecake ( naturally ). The first person to fill their plate with eight slices wins.
If you were to pull out a notebook of yours from the '90s, we can almost guarantee you'll find at least one game of MASH scribbled along the pages. Inspired by the classic fortune-telling game, this version is "adultified" for a spicier date with fate.
A fun twist on the classic drinking game, this '90s version is printed on CD-shaped cards and features silly prompts like "drink if you've ever dated a scrub" or "drink if you're wearing plaid." A great way to see who's still stuck in the '90s, pop open a bottle of Zima (remember Zima? ), and party like it's 1999.
Inspired by the 1995 movie of the same name, Jumanji is "a game for those who seek to find a way to leave their world behind." This classic fantasy game is a treat for the whole family, but remember: Do not begin the game unless you intend to finish.
In the '90s, shopping malls were the place to be and be seen. So, it's no surprise that one of the biggest games at the time was Mall Madness . Now it's back, and this shopping-spree challenge (featuring 22 locations to shop!) provides an awesome chance to unleash your inner child alongside your own kids.
Sarah M. Vazquez
Sarah writes about all things shopping for Apartment Therapy. Her work has appeared in Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping, Elle Decor, and PureWow, among others. In her free time, you can find her strumming away at her guitar, on the perpetual hunt for the coziest duvet, and enjoying Sundays in the park with Marty—that's her pup.