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Careers Game


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  • Careers - a Classic American Board Game.
  • Entertained families since bursting on the scene in the 1950s.
  • Players: 2 - 4
  • Ages: 8 and up
6 new from $69.22 6 collectible from $35.12


WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 18.3 x 9.4 x 1.5 inches ; 1.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Origin: Imported (USA)
  • ASIN: B00134FDC2
  • Item model number: 1116
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 8 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #148,981 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Careers, the all-time classic game, has entertained families since bursting on the scene in the 1950s.

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A great game to play with the whole family.
Patrick
Teaches learning skills and strategies for youngsters while having fun.
Joan M. Daugherty
As far as board games goes, Careers is one of my favorites.
Squeeny

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By John B. Goode TOP 500 REVIEWER on September 6, 2009
I don't know why this classic game isn't more popular and more widely available. It's certainly a lot more fun than a lot of the classic games you find on store shelves.

This is a very easy to play game. It's basically a roll and move game where you throw dice to move through the gameboard collecting money, units of fame and happiness. You choose your careers with varying amounts of each and when you collect them all ahead of the others, you win. There is not a lot of strategy in it and there is not a lot of interaction with other players as far as trading or winning things off each other goes. For the compulsive type of player you can always plan and play to win by memorizing the best careers to get the maximum amount of money, fame and happiness, but what's the fun in that?

I recommend this easy to play and lots of fun game for the youngish players (6-7 and up) and players just wanting to have a great time without too much cerebral involvement.

Our playgroup has had a lot of fun in creating expansion packs of extra careers such as Dictator (jail your opponents = 10 happiness), rock star (fall off stage = go to hospital), book author (Oprah reads your book = 10 fame), etc. to slide on the board so that's something that players who want something more can do.

Summary: Classic, easy to play and lots of fun!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Brian M. on November 7, 2010
This was my favorite board game when I was growing up. I liked it so much because it was the first stimulus in my early life that made me ask myself the question, what do I want out of life? When choosing between Money, Fame, and Happiness, what is more important to me? What ratio of Money, Fame, and Happiness do I think I need to achieve to be happy in life? When you start the game, every player chooses a target value of Money, Fame, and Happiness. The first player to achieve his target values of Money, Fame, and Happiness wins the game. As you progress around the board, you land on entry points to career paths. Every path results in different levels of advancements in Money, Fame, and Happiness. This game is very important on many levels. I liked it because it makes you think about more things than most other board games. This game also creates an amazing opportunity to have a discussion with their children about what THEY think is important in life. On board game collection is complete without a copy of Careers! I inherited a 1965 copy of the game and I will pass it onto my children.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Erin L. Shannon on September 12, 2009
I LOVED this game as a kid and it was fun to rediscover it! My 15 year old step-daughter enjoyed an "old-fashioned" game as well. It was good to get her away from the computer and video games! I miss the lift and erase score board and they would would be more "eco-friendly" than the paper.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on January 10, 2010
I think that Careers has a lot of math involved in the game. This makes the game extra fun. Now that I have the game, I play it a LOT because I love math. And I love to try to become famous as a goal in Careers. My mom also likes that it has a happiness goal in the game. It has a nice sense of balance, and shows some of the trade offs in life. She thinks that's a nice thing to have presented early, in this easy to access game.
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By A. C. on January 6, 2014
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Careers is similar to the classic game, "Life," but it allows for some level of strategy, like choosing your career and your goals. Rather than just aiming for the most money, you get to choose how much Fame, Wealth, and Happiness you would like to aim for and each player's goals are kept secret until the end. Like "Clue," you don't know who is going to win or when, which adds a level of suspense. It's a good game and it's been around for a while now, so it's not too hard to find.
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By Rjhelms40 on August 24, 2013
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It's not quite like the original version, but it is very close. It's still an awesome game. Perfect for family game night.
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By Squeeny on May 22, 2013
My husband and I play a lot of games together. As far as board games goes, Careers is one of my favorites. I like that it requires some logic and reasoning to play. In other words, it's not just roll the dice and move your pawn (like so many other classic board games). This makes this game more educational and fun to play. Although I am not acquainted with the older version, this one seems to have some vintage elements to it, which I appreciate.
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By Toy Buff on May 1, 2013
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this was my favorite game as a kid and now my grandkids (9 & 11) played it and love it too.
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