Monday, February 24, 2014

The Game of Life, family game night decisions lead to fun

Family game night sparks laughter and fun. While electronic games offer the bling, classic board games give everyone a chance to converse, share and break away from the screen. Some days are good and others are struggles. Choices matter. Life has many twists and turns, but these choices are part of the fun in the Game of Life.

Hasbro's classic board game, The Game of Life, has been a family game night favorite. As your car travels along the path, players make decisions and have changes thrust upon them. Choose a career path or college life and collect your salary throughout the game. Following marriage and kids, should you buy a house? In between these decisions, action cards bring levity to the mundane. From making your opponent laugh to winning at a game of chance, these action cards can help fill your bank account.

Winning the game is simple. The player with the most money at the end of the game wins. Did you career decision help or hurt? Should you have sold your home at the right time? Just like real life, The Game of Life is all about the right decisions.

Playing the Game of Life on family game night is a great way to see how and why family members make choices. The younger set may not want to buy a house. While the older set is determined to have the best job. Usually, the most laughs come from the choice to have kids. Boys don't want girls and who wants a car full of babies. The laughter from an engaging board game can make a memorable event.

The Game of Life includes: Game board, 6 Plastic Pawns, Pink and Blue "People" pegs, 1 bridge, Label Sheet, 3 Mountains, 25 LIFE tiles, Banker's tray, 7 Buildings, 24 Spin to Win Tokens, Spin to Win Strip, Deck of 54 Cards, Spinner Base, Ring and Dial, Stack of Play Money, Bank Loan and Pay Raises and Instructions.

The game is intended for ages 9 and up. It is played with 2 to 4 players. The Game of Life by Hasbro retails for approximately $19.99.

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