The Game Of Life

The Game Of LifeThis classic family board game has been loved by generations. Just like your so-called "real life", this game has paydays, marriages, babies, revenge, and chance. Spin the wheel to decide where you go next. Will you go bankrupt, or earn millions in stock and real estate? Play the game and find out!

When the game was conceived, way back in 1860, it was known as "The Checkered Game of Life", played on a modified checkerboard. Player began at infancy, and proceeded through life, with the winner reaching "happy old age" first.

The modern version of The Game Of Life was first produced in 1960, with a spinning wheel replacing the original six-sided top, as well as numerous other changes intended to bring the game up to date. Versions produced since then have continued to be updated for the times, changing some of the cars to minivans and SUVs, for instance.

The Game Of Life has become not only a favorite family game, but something of a coming-of-age experience for some people, preparing kids for the joys and challenges of real life.



Game Of Life Board Games

  • The Game Of LifeThe Game Of Life
    The Game of Life has been a family classic for generations! Pick an SUV, hop in, and take a spin. You better buckle up, it may be a bumpy ride. Do you want to go to college or jump right in and start a career? Will you get a great job with a gigantic salary? Will you have a house full of kids? The object is to retire in style - so live life to the fullest and have fun!
  • The Game Of Life: Classic EditionThe Game Of Life: Classic Edition
    Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Game of Life with this wonderful classic edition. Everything you adored about the original 1960 game will be found inside. Good fortune is always around the corner. That's LIFE! Contents Include: Sturdy bi-fold game board with plastic buildings and mountains, money pad, cards, Stock & Insurance Certificates, 8 plastic cars, pink & blue People pegs, number board, banker's trays and rules.
  • The Game Of Life: Family Guy EditionThe Game Of Life: Family Guy Edition
    What could be better than playing The Game of Life? How about playing the Game of Life - Family Guy Collector's Edition! Travel through the town of Quahog with the characters you have come to love: Brian, Chris, Lois, Peter, Stewie, and Meg. Eat at Cleveland's Deli, tour Seamus' Lighthouse, or shop at Super Store USA. Drop in at Quagmire's house, stroll down Spooner Street with Lois, pick up Meg at James Woods High, or ride with Chris on his paper route. You will be living the "sweet life" as you try to win the most money and finally get to retire at the Pewterschmidt Mansion!
  • The Game Of Life: High School EditionThe Game Of Life: High School Edition
    What's cool about high school? Everything, in this totally redesigned Game of LIFE High School Edition. Choose a girl and spin the dial to begin your journey down the funky, flowery path, making decisions and earning money along the way. At graduation, you'll make the big decision - go to the University or go to work. Now add up your total: the girl with the highest cash value wins the game.
  • The Game Of Life: Rock Star EditionThe Game Of Life: Rock Star Edition
    For those about to rock, we salute you! Experience life as a rock star - rising to fame, getting millions of fans, making loads of cash and retiring at the Rocker's Hall of Fame. Get on the Rock 'n Roll Highway and start your garage band, perform at the Red Roxy Amphitheater, get your first single on the radio and build fame and fortune. Live a rock star life, build your career, reach superstardom, become a Rock Star legend and retire at the Rocker's Hall of Fame!
  • The Game Of Life: Star Wars - Jedi's PathThe Game Of Life: Star Wars - Jedi's Path
    Jedi Knight or Sith Lord? Awesome warrior or mystical thinker? These are the choices players face in Game of Life: A Jedi's Path. As players move their aspiring Jedi around the board (passing tests, doing battle, learning lessons, going on missions, and building their lightsabers), they build their connection to the Force in four ways--logic, intuition, fighting, and energy. Along the way, players can choose the Jedi path or the riskier/quicker "Dark Path." But be careful, once you go down the dark side, there may not be redemption for you. At the end of the game, the mightiest Jedi and the darkest Sith square off to determine the most powerful Force-user in the galaxy.
  • The Game Of Life: The Wizard Of Oz Collector's EditionThe Game Of Life: The Wizard Of Oz Collector's Edition
    Follow the Yellow Brick Road, as you've never seen it before! Take a spin through the magical Land of Oz to collect a heart, a brain, courage, and home sweet home. Your family will be saying 'There's no place home', when you play this Collector's Edition! Game includes: 6 custom Ruby Slippers movers, custom Wizard of Oz spinner, 6 custom buildings from The Wizard of Oz, 1 bridge, 3 mountain ranges, 52 Life Bricks and much more! For 2-6 players, ages 9 and up.
  • The Game Of Life: AdventuresThe Game Of Life: Adventures
    Get set for the adventures of a lifetime! With The Game of Life Adventures Card Game your life really is in your hands. Make your life story bigger and better than you opponents' with Adventure, Career, Family, and Wealth cards. Always wanted to swim with dolphins? Now's your chance! How about becoming a jet pilot? Do it! Every new experience means more points, and points means victory! It's your life story - make it a big deal!
  • The Game Of Life: It's A Dog's LifeThe Game Of Life: It's A Dog's Life
    The world famous Game of Life has gone to the dogs.......and it's great! Now you can live the happy-go-lucky ups and downs of a dog's life from puppyhood to retirement at the "Pooch Palace". Lead your dog on a journey that begins with the choice of becoming a house pet or going to puppy obedience school where he may train to be a K-9 dog or even a movie star! As your pet travels, he'll earn "bone money" by burying bones, racing to the dog park, finding true love and raising puppies! If it can happen to a dog, chances are it will happen on the gameboard. He may get into a dogfight with another player's dog, chase a squirrel or run away from a skunk. The excitement will mount with the arrival at "Best in Show" and "retirement" at the Pooch Palace. The dog with the most bone money wins!


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Game Of Life Links

  • Life Rules
    Detailed rules for the Game Of Life, as reprinted from the actual board game. Learn how to get started, take turns, make your life choices, and make enough money to win!


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Last Update: November 8th, 2011