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Game of Life 50th Anniversary

by Hasbro
3.2 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews

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  • 50th Anniversary Edition of this beloved classic game!
  • Everything you remember about the 1960 edition.
  • Rediscover the fun!
  • For 2 to 6 players, ages 10 & up.
  • CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Description

50th Anniversary Edition! Celebrate half a century of this beloved classic! Everything you remember about the 1960 edition is found inside--sturdy game board, plastic buildings and mountains, stock & insurance certificate, plastic cars, pink & blue people pegs, and more. Rediscover the fun and share with your family and friends! For 2 to 6 players, ages 10 & up. CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 15.8 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Origin: USA
  • ASIN: B0036RMC4Q
  • Item model number: 20950
  • Our recommended age: 9 years and up
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 9 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #264,627 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
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First off, I like to begin that the rules are a little vague especially for first time players. Even though I've played a few versions of Game of Life, some of the changes left me scratching my head.

During my first play-through with my housemates and friends, we've encounter all sorts of problems. From the very start, it was confusing. If there are 6 players or even if 3 players decided to go to college, there isn't enough bank loan paper for each player.

The next problem were the stop sign next to the orange spot. Some of the stops signs were place before the orange and some were after. So it was rather confusing if you had to stop before the sign or on the orange spot at some point. The rules also wasn't too clear if you had to get married.

Another problem was again, the bank loan, if enough players sue one player during the game, one player could potentially be in debt taking up all the bank loans. Then when players are force to upgrade their house, the player in debt will ultimately be, for the lack of better term, completely screwed because those houses are expensive.

Later on was the going back to college route, if there are six players who went to college, no one can change their job since there are only 6 jobs in the college career deck unless someone loses their job. Everyone is force to only get a salary raise instead.

Pros:
-Lawsuit, this is fun but can lead to problems with the game as I stated above.
-More squares than previous iteration.
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The Game of LIFE 50th Anniversary Edition is awful you land on one space (lose job space) and the game is over no chance of recovery. Once you land on it you are forced to take one of the lower paying non-college jobs and must go at least 3 paydays at that rate. If you want a 2nd chance to get a better career you must go back to school, pay an additional $50,000 and lose another payday- by the time you are done you have lost so much money you can't win. The rules are poorly written and confusing not to mention it doesn't fit back in the box once assembled. Some of the changes are good but they have added and changed so much it pretty much ruins the game.
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The spinner is cheaply made, the buildings don't stay in place. The writing on the road is so tiny, it is hard for us older people to read. Wish I hadn't bought it now but liked the original so well when I was younger I figured it would have made stronger not weaker.
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Needed to buy another "The Game of Life" because over the years my daughter lost the pieces of the old one I had for 30 years. I LOVE this 50th Anniversary version because it's so much more like the original than the others. This game is one of my four top favorites!!! (The other three are Scrabble, Aggravation, and Monopoly.) I plan on buying another Monopoly if I can find one like the original, like I found for The Game of Life. Thank you Amazon!!!
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By ADK on August 21, 2011
I loved the original Life game, and I didn't realize this one would be so different when I bought it, which is a bummer now. They changed a bunch of rules and added some things that overall make the game more complicated, and that's all it does. It doesn't really add anything more to the game (make it any more fun), it just makes it more confusing and annoying ot have to constantly read through the directions. The board is also kind of difficult to read compared the old game.

We weren't thrilled with this new version. We'll probably just play it as best we can the old fashioned way instead. I'd recommend the old Game of Life over this 50th anniversary one any day.
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A zillion new rules wreck the game.. just try to keep track of all the different spin the wheel.. Long Term Investment... 2 different career paths etc etc.. 6 pages of rules... board if pain to set up and spinner is just cheap cheap cheap
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The game of life...it is what it is. The 50th anniversary edition is a great addition if you don't have the original. They added a few surprises, but the basic premise is the same.
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Just a classic toy. My kids and I have always loved it and the Anniversary edition is no different. If you love the original this one won't dissapoint.
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