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Friday, February 14 2014 22:29

Review: THE GAME OF LIFE (Hasbro Gaming)

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?