The Game of Life: Board Game History and Review

The Perfect Game for Family Game Night
Looking for a new game for family game night? Is your son asking for a game for his next birthday? Do you need a last-minute gift for a friend? If you are not sure what game to buy on your next trip to the toy store, consider Milton Bradley’s The Game of Life.

The Game of Life has been around for over 150 years, and it is pretty likely that many of you reading this have played it. However, if you have never played the game and want to find out more about it, then read on to learn more about the game’s history and the many versions through the years. You’ll also get a firsthand review.

Taking you on a road trip through life’s twists and turns, The Game of Life is a fun-filled game for family and friends that won’t disappoint.

History
Considered America’s first digemari banyak orang board mahjong ways game, The Game of Life was originally invented by Milton Bradley in 1860. A newer version, redesigned by toymakers Reuben Klamer and Bill Markham, was introduced in 1960. Subsequent modifications have been made over the years, resulting in the much-beloved game played today.

Originally, the game resembled a chessboard where players landed on good spots or bad spots and collected money based on where they landed. In the reinvented version, players travel around a game board that resembles a road through life. Since its reintroduction, the game has been adjusted slightly around 8 times.

Versions
Over the years, there have been many versions of The Game of Life, including computer games, video games, and some limited editions. The following table lists some of the versions that have been available over the years.

Table Data taken from Wikipedia.com.

Year Version
2001

Monsters, Inc.

2002

Card Game

2002

Fame Edition

2002

Star Wars: A Jedi’s Path

2004

Pirates of the Caribbean

2004

The Simpsons Edition

2004

Bikini Botton SpongeBob SquarePants Edition

2006

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

2007

Twists and Turns Edition

2007

The Game of Life Express

2008

Wii Game

2008

Indiana Jones Edition

2008

SpongeBob SquarePants Edition

2008

Family Guy Edition

2009

The Wizard of Oz Edition

2009

Haunted Mansion Theme Park Edition

2009

iPhone Game

 

High School Edition

 

Rock Star Edition

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