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Board games -- Stars from Julia Roberts to Helen Hunt are fans of these games

In keeping with the madness for all things retro, board games — both classics like Connect Four and Scrabble (hands-down faves at bars like Long Island’s cozy Cantusa) and zany new hits — are making it easy to get in touch with one’s inner childhood. Here’s the new playlist.

CRANIUM
THE CONCEPT
The fastest-selling board game in history puts ”your whole brain” to the test. THE GOODS
Cards with challenges from sculpting clay nipples (clay included) to impersonating celebs SAMPLE QUESTION
”Imitate James Brown.”
THE FANS
Julia Roberts, members of R.E.M., Al Gore

WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE
THE CONCEPT
Take a TV game-show phenomenon and faithfully replicate. (A children’s version is due this October.)
THE GOODS
1,000 game cards, lifeline tokens, and lots of fake money
SAMPLE QUESTION
”For $4,000, which Alfred Hitchcock film did Gus Van Sant remake in 1998?”
THE FANS
Millionaire fanatics and Regis wannabes

RUNNING CHARADES
THE CONCEPT
Teams act out pop-culture-related clues in this action-packed version of traditional charades.
THE GOODS
Playing board, 200 cards to act out
SAMPLE QUESTION
”Bea Arthur”
THE FANS
Helen Hunt, William H. Macy

GO GODDESS!
THE CONCEPT
Spiritual bonding and self-discovery — in other words, no boys allowed
THE GOODS
”Thought-provoking” questions about work, relationships, and sex; chakra color therapy; no winners or losers
SAMPLE QUESTION
”Do you enjoy flirting? If so, share your techniques.”
THE FANS
Ashley Judd, Mimi Rogers