We all play it… it’s called the game of life (in real life that is). Making choices that could take us in all kinds of different directions.
Don’t you wish it were as easy as a board game? I mean, where you can kind of see what’s coming next a whole lot clearer? I sure do! I guess I would have made better choices in my own life if it were that easy. Unfortunately there are too many things that get in the way, too many temptations, and things that cloud our judgement.
That’s why it’s kind of nice when you CAN sit down with family and friends and play a fun game where you can pretend to be someone else, making more money and not actually owing the bank tons of money.
Plus, there are less stresses in each round and when you make a mistake you can start all over again and do something totally different, making your “life” a lot more enjoyable.
Hasbro’s The Game of Life has always been one of my favorite board games. And now they’ve made it even easier with their “instant set up” for 2014. Each game comes with everything you see below:
The game begins as if you’ve just finished high school and now have to make a choice— do you choose a career or go to college? Hmm, for some it may seem easy because a career puts you in a job (with a payday) right away and doesn’t cost anything. College on the other hand costs you an instant $100,000. Wow, that’s a huge chunk of change!
After a few short turns marriage comes along. Now this one is great when you land on it because your opponents have to hand over $50,000 or $100,000. Boy wouldn’t THAT be a nice wedding gift. hehee!
A few other stops involve buying a house and having children. Watch out because you could wind up with more babies than your vehicle can hold. hahaa!
Toward the end of your journey you’re hit with two choices— taking the easy road or the risky road. The risky road isn’t all that bad when you can wind up with $300,000 in your pocket but then again you could take a big hit as well. You just never know.
All throughout the game (when you land on a golden space) you choose an Action card that could give you more money to bank or could cost you one way or another. Ouch! No matter what happens you’re sure to have a few laughs thanks to the goofy things those cards make you do such as playing an air guitar, showing off your warm up moves before a run, or striking a pose. hehee!
Once everyone hits retirement you get a pretty good bonus (providing you don’t owe the bank any money). The first to retire gets a hefty $400,000, come in second and you get $300,000, third gets $200,000 and even if you come in last you still gain $100,000. Nice!
Oh yeah, remember those silly action cards? Those puppies get you an extra $100,000 each, your children earn you $50,000 each AND you can opt to sell your home for a pretty awesome price— leaving you with tons of cash to retire on. Boy, if that were real we all would be sitting pretty, huh? That’s life…. the game of life anyway!
Hasbro’s The Game of Life is available at retailers such as Walmart, Target and Toys R Us nationwide. As well as online at www.hasbro.com for an average retail price of $19.99.
The Game of Life makes a super fun, exciting game to play with family and friends. Plus, makes a great learning tool for kids ages 9 and up since they learn to handle their own money, choose a career/college or night school, and buy a house.
Where will fate take you when YOU play the Game of Life?
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