Three games that have stood the test of time

When Aftonbladet game expert Leo Pettersson was tasked with picking the biggest games from July 2022.and then there were many exciting and long-awaited games that made the list. On July 19, for example, the innovative cat game Tramp was released. The concept is simple - the player is a lost cat in a world where humans no longer exist and robots, machines and viruses take their place. The player's mission is to find a home again and solve puzzles along the way. Another game is Lord of the Rings: Gollum, another addition to the existing Lord of the Rings games inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy works. Pettersson is also supporting Mario Rabbids Sparks of Hope, a game in which Ubisoft and Nintendo are making a tactical crossover. In the game, the character Mario and his friends, including rabbit Rosalina, battle the villainous Kursa, making their way across different planets and encountering friends and enemies. Since we're history buffs on this site, we don't want to be any worse than Aftonbladet when it comes to games, but we're looking back rather than forward. In this post we highlight three games that have stood the test of time.


The classic card game of poker is believed to have originated in China around 900 BC and then as a further development of the Chinese game of dominoes. Another theory suggests that the French were behind poker, and that it was developed from the French game of Poque as a model. Poker then made its way from Europe to New Orleans due to the colonisation of America and the rest is history. The reason poker has stood the test of time and retained its relevance is partly due to popular culture in the form of books, movies and TV shows where poker is commonplace. Another factor is that the game has managed to recreate itself and adapt to the times. Poker is now played at least as much at poker tables in casinos as it is on digital platforms online on sites like that are optimised for smartphones. like Android or iPhone. The final factor in poker's survival is that there are different versions of the game and everyone will find something for themselves, whether you're a Texas Hold'em fan or an Omaha fan.


In 2020, the series King's Gambit was released on Netflix and was an instant success. The series tells the story of chess genius Beth Harmon, who rose from humble beginnings to absolute pinnacle as a professional chess player. The series certainly contributed to the rise in popularity of chess around the world, but even before that, chess had survived quite well. According to the National Encyclopaedia, the first known form of chess was called Chaturanga and originated in India. From there this tactical and elegant game spread to Persia of the time, where it was called chatranj. After the Arabs discovered the game, they partly changed the rules before the game finally made its way to Europe with the Arab conquerors. Chess can be played digitally or on a traditional chessboard and may have survived for hundreds of years because the game is never repeated and no match is ever repeated.

Trivial Pursuit

Trivial Pursuit (or TP as it is abbreviated) should be something of a juvenile in the context of both chess and poker. However, at the time of writing, the game is over 40 years old, as it was invented by Canadians Haynie and Abbott. The game is a classic quiz game in which participants (competing individually or in teams) must correctly answer different questions in different categories - sports, science, nature, geography and so on. The beauty of the game is that everyone feels good about something and it generates laughter and excitement while honing your overall knowledge. As this website has informed us, Sweden is currently experiencing an unprecedented gaming boom.

...And then there's the barboter.

Our list wouldn't be complete without bubbler, so we also want to try backgammon, which has its roots in ancient times. Backgammon is considered to be one of the oldest games in the world and involves moving 15 playing pieces into a nest. The game has survived from ancient times until the 20th century, when it was popularized thanks to the socialite Alex Obolensky, who opened special backgammon clubs in New York.