Used to have a cool board game as a kid, Take The Brain. A bit like chess, the object being to take the opponent's The Brain piece. Each player had a row of Ninnies and Numbskulls, the latter ranked higher and could move more squares than Ninnies. The twist was the direction of movement was dictated by arrows on the squares of the board itself. Great fun, and I believe the original games sell online for quite a price.