Growing up in the 1980s, my family had a version of Milton Bradley's THE GAME OF LIFE - most likely the 1979 edition, according to some images I've found online. Since it's introduction as the game we all know in 1960 (an even earlier version pre-dates it by a century), THE GAME OF LIFE has seen some changes, some that reflect real life, and others more curious, occasionally meant to work within one of many themed editions, often produced to tie-into properties as diverse as MONSTERS INC., STAR WARS, INDIANA JONES and FAMILY GUY. Recently, the folks at Hasbro Gaming had their latest Standard Edition sent to Rock Father HQ, and we've given it some play... and let me tell you, the spinning wheel is still familiar after all these years. The rest of the game? While the fundamentals are still there, it's definitely not the same... but it's definitely still worthy of being called THE GAME OF LIFE.
Ah, THE GAME OF LIFE. As a kid in the 1980s, I remember playing the classic version of the game, building my "family" with those little pegs that represented people, and dreaming of what exactly I might be when I grew up. Well, I never necessarily "grew up," but I did become a "grownup," and since I now have real kids that aren't little plastic pegs, I have this site... so you could say that I've won at THE GAME OF LIFE. I also get some cool opportunities, and one of those is getting together with my friends at Hasbro to get one of YOU set-up with THE GAME OF LIFE to play with your family. Ready for a chance?
Recommended for ages 13+, the FUNNY OR DIE game from Hasbro comes with a stern warning that it includes "images of extreme stunts that should not be recreated, mild nudity, and other content that might be offensive to some players." So, I did what any good "Rock Father" should, and proceeded to play it with a four-year-old... albeit in a slightly amended form. That's in addition to a few New Years rounds played "grownup-style," so I can give you a first-hand account of how it's meant to be played.
It's a New Year, and that means it's time for some new giveaways here on The Rock Father - chances to score cool prizes for the whole family. This one is recommended for Ages 13+, the new FUNNY OR DIE Game from Hasbro. The folks from Hasbro Gaming have teamed up with me to get one lucky reader hooked up with a copy to play with their family, and since the game is based on captions... you're gonna have to caption one of my photos to enter!
Just in-time for the Fall Gaming season, the iconic Monopoly game has been reimagined as MONOPOLY EMPIRE. This time, instead of trading property, players get to build their Empire by owning some of the World's Top Brands. To celebrate the launch, the folks at Hasbro Games have teamed up with The Rock Father to get one lucky reader hooked up with the new game... a perfect addition to Hasbro Game Night at any home. Check out the full details and get those entries in below!
Preschoolers love games - a fact I know well with one active preschooler here at Rock Father HQ. Even better? When those games get the little ones movin', and the folks at Hasbro Gaming have a new entry to their popular Elefun and Friends line that will do just that. His name is CHASIN' CHEEKY, and Hasbro and The Rock Father are giving readers a chance to score one for their own playtime adventures!