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Let’s face it, we’ve all cheated at a board game at least once in our lives, whether it was in our younger days during a heated sibling rivalry or even as adults to beat that seriously competitive friend. Well, according to a new study, it looks like table and board game cheating is even more prevalent than we thought, with ten games in particular attracting a crowd of cheaters.

In a study by Lonely, it turns out that Scrabble attracts the most cheats. The extremely popular word game sees more than 11,000 searches per month, mostly related to scams.

In fact, when you start typing Scrabble into Google, one of the top suggestions is “Scrabble Cheats”. Once you’ve entered your letters, Scrabble cheat sites will suggest words.

Chess is the next game in the list, generating over 5,000 cheating searches per month.

Monopoly is third in the list, followed by BlackJack, Boggle, and Connect4.

“Statistics show that the tabletop gaming industry is projected to reach $5.4 billion by 2025 – with the average gamer owning between one and 25 games,” the study explains.

“And as fans can get their hands on online or app versions of their favorite games, this is expected to only increase.

“While table games are a popular, healthy activity that can often be enjoyed by the whole family, that doesn’t stop people from cheating — more than half of men and a third of women admit guilt, according to a recent study.”

You can see the full top ten below…

Board Game Cheats – The Most Wanted Tabletop Cheats…

• Scrabble – 11,110 monthly searches related to cheating

• Chess – 5,660 monthly searches related to cheating

• Monopoly – 2,220 monthly searches related to cheating

• BlackJack – 890 monthly searches related to cheating

• Boggle – 730 monthly searches related to fraud

• Connect4 – 730 monthly searches related to fraud

• Poker – 610 monthly searches related to cheating

• Checkers – 320 monthly searches related to cheating

• Mancala – 210 monthly searches related to scams

• UNO – 180 monthly searches related to fraud

• Battleship – 140 monthly searches related to cheating

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