We bought The Game of Life game a few weeks ago and played it with the kids. Beckett (5) was our “helper”, and would pluck out pink or blue pegs for kids as we required them, in between his demands for snacks. I had so much fun playing it again that I practically begged to do this sponsored post for the new version of the game when I spied it in my inbox.
I can’t believe how many awesome memories came flooding back while playing this game, from the feel of the tiny pegs to the spin of the wheel. Of course, the game has been updated (did you know it came out in 1960?!?) and although I was feeling quite protective of the old version, I liked the new version even more. Fen loved it. We had fun.
So about this even newer version: the coolest thing ever about this is that it’s more interactive, in that you actually discuss and think about more careers (as opposed to the doctor/lawyer/schoolteacher from the original The Game of Life game.) The new career cards were inspired by kids, surveyed by Hasbro to find out what they were batting around in their heads as dream jobs.
I broke out the game to accompany our extremely healthy lunch of frozen pizza, and we jumped right in. I think what has kept The Game of Life game a classic is that it holds your interest with so many things to keep track of: remembering to collect your salary, rudely demanding money from your fellow players when they roll your lucky number, doing funny things from the “action” cards, etc. Each time you play you can choose a completely different experience.
For this game, none of us decided to have kids, and Beckett chose to marry a boy. He grew bored shortly after that, and sat there zooming his car around in the air, making flying noises.
I put Fen on the spot, and she performed admirably with my camera in her face. She also surprised me with what she was thinking about as a career!
The new careers in the game are: Singer, Secret Agent, Veterinarian, Teacher, Doctor, Professional Athlete, Scientist, Fashion Designer, Lawyer, Inventor, Chef, Race Car Driver, Dancer, Police Officer, Firefighter and the top pick, Video Game Designer. The top dream job as voted on by kids is video game designer.
By the way, Take Your Children to Work day is this Thursday! Oh, and also by the way I’ve decided to switch careers and become a Secret Agent. Here’s a (very) short video of our game:
You can find out more information about The Game of Life game at www.HasbroGames.com and follow Hasbro Gaming on Facebook and on Twitter. It retails for $19.99 and is for 2-4 players, ages 8 years & older. Available at most major retailers nationwide and HasbroToyShop.com.
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