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A board game that gives players the chance to make decisions that one might find in real life.
The Game of Life is a board game designed by Reuben Klamer and originally published by Milton Bradley Company (now a subsidiary of Hasbro) in 1960 to celebrate Milton Bradley's centennial. Life is a fun and family-oriented game that is different each time one plays the game. Life offers players a large variety of possibilities making each game new and different from the last time one played.
Between 2 and 10 players each get a different color plastic car in which they can collect their "family" throughout the game. Family members in the game are little pink and blue pegs that are placed in ones car as you accumulate them. Each turn consists of spinning a wheel containing the numbers 1 to 10 and obeying the instructions of the space they land on.
The game of Life gives players many choices during game play. In the beginning, players makes a choice to travel the professional path with the opportunity for large salaries or the other shorter path. Throughout the game, players are often given the opportunity to choose between two sets of paths each with their own sets of events.
As one progresses through the game, one takes part in many life events such as marriage, the possibility of having children, and more. With each spin of the wheel, players move forward to experience great fortune and often debt just like in real life. There are opportunities to buy insurance, play games of chance, and more.
There are many types of spaces on the Life gameboard. Payday is normally a favorite among all players. Some spaces bring fortune while others bring large financial bills. There are also spaces throughout the game that celebrate the birth of a new baby.
Players also collect cards during the game. A player is allowed to draw one card each time they land exactly on one of the pay day spaces. The cards are either pay space cards, share the wealth cards, or exemption cards. The pay space cards give a player the power to make another player help pay a large debt in the game. The share the wealth card forces a player who lands on a profitable space to split that fortune with the player who gave them the card. The exemption card allows a player to refuse to either pay or share the wealth with another player when given one of the other cards.
A player may win the game in one of two ways. The most common method of winning is accumulating the most money during the game and winning based on wealth. A more risky way to win is to choose and spin a specific number. If a player knows that he/she doesn't have enough money to win, they can choose this option of chance and win the game regardless of wealth.
Flags: Very Short (0-60 mins), Short (1-3 hours), With a Friend, With a Group, Children, Teens, Adults, Seniors, Indoors, Outdoors, At Home, Morning, Day, Night, Sunny, Snowy, Rainy