And just like those games there a many different alternative versions and editions you can try if you’re board of just playing the standard original game.
Below we look at 9 different versions you may not have tried. If you’re a fan of the Game of Life, one of them is bound to pique your curiosity.
1. Electronic Banking Edition
Description: It’s the classic game of life and career choices, but it’s got a whole new electronic twist! This Electronic Banking version of The Game of Life includes an electronic unit that keeps track of everyone’s funds with a card system.
When you get your salary or pay the bank to go to night school, you use your super-fast card swipe to make the transaction!
Otherwise it’s the same game you know and love, with a car and pegs for children and a spouse. Can you make the right choices to end up with the biggest net wealth at the end?
Then you’ll win The Game of Life!
List Price: $24.99
2. Twists & Turns
Description: The Game of Life: Twists and Turns puts a new and modern spin on Hasbro’s classic family board game. It is a game of choices, where players can “test drive” different lifestyles, take their chances and experience the twists and turns of real life.
Jobs, money, marriage, children and all sorts of unexpected events — just like real life, it’s all here!
Like the classic version of the Game of Life, the Game of Life: Twists and Turns is based around real-life events. You’ll choose a profession at the beginning of the game, and roll the dice to progress along the board.
As you progress, you’ll encounter all sorts of real-life events (injected with a hefty dose of humor, of course), including marriage, houses, cars and family matters. You’ll essentially live real life and make life-defining decisions, but without having to live with the consequences.
However, Twists and Turns has a number of updates in store. Not only does it offer far more choices and possibilities than the original, it also has a number of new technical features that both longtime fans and newly-introduced players will appreciate greatly.
The game now features a “LIFEPod,” which helps players keep track of time and manage their careers, houses, cars and families with the touch of the button.
The high-tech interface adds loads of fun to the game. The innovations don’t stop there: each player now gets their very own Visa credit card, which they can use to spend.
This not only puts a fresh modern twist on the game, but it also could possibly teach younger players about credit card responsibility at an early age. This gives educational value to an already quirky and fun game.
List Price: $74.99
3. Star Wars – Jedi’s Path
Description: Jedi Knight or Sith Lord? Awesome warrior or mystical thinker?
These are the choices players face in Game of Life: A Jedi’s Path. As players move their aspiring Jedi around the board (passing tests, doing battle, learning lessons, going on missions, and building their lightsabers), they build their connection to the Force in four ways–logic, intuition, fighting, and energy.
Along the way, players can choose the Jedi path or the riskier/quicker “Dark Path.” But be careful, once you go down the dark side, there may not be redemption for you.
At the end of the game, the mightiest Jedi and the darkest Sith square off to determine the most powerful Force-user in the galaxy.
List Price: $99.50
Description: Choose your fun adventure with the game of life – junior style! this fun and fast-paced game is just like the adult version, but with much cooler rides!
Pick the blue wheeler, the pink cruiser, the yellow speedster or the green rider, and start enjoying life’s twists and turns!
Have tons of fun with amazing adventures on the beach or at the zoo – it’s your choice!
Keep collecting stars and see how the action cards and attractions like the museum or the chocolate factory affect your fate. If you get to 10 stars first, you win! You’ll have a fun game and an awesome day whenever you play the game of life junior game!
List Price: $16.99
5. Empire Edition
Description: Players can choose the world’s hottest brands in The Game of Life Empire game! In this exciting game, players pick an awesome career and a branded vehicle, and then get going to collect their favorite brands.
Action cards send players on fun adventures along life’s surprising twists. Players can use Empire cards to swap and steal the brands they want. The game features famous names including Puma, Yahoo, Universal Parks and Resorts, Xbox, and more.
Collect 6 brands to win!
List Price: $21.83
6. Simpsons Edition
Description: This game plays the same as The Game of Life, only everything has been Simpson-ized!
Filled with hilarious moments from the show and countless jokes and gags, this game will have you laughing harder than Krusty himself!
Spin the wheel of fate! Do good deeds to earn Life Tiles and more money down the road!
Will you get an education or a cool tattoo? Perhaps you’ll join The Stonecutters or catch a three-eyed fish or appear in the next McBain film!
Make your mark on Whacking Day and you might retire to Monty Burn’s Manor – Or forget all that and just play this great game!
List Price: NA
7. TripAdvisor Edition
Description: In The Game of Life game players can make their own exciting choices as they move through the twists and turns of life.
Move the car token around the gameboard from Start to Retirement, and experience unexpected surprises related to family, career, dream vacations, and other milestones of life.
A player could pick the ski trip card and collect lots of money from the bank, or get the card saying that their flight was cancelled at the last minute, resulting in a payment right back to the bank.
Spin the wheel and spend money wisely while experiencing the ups and downs of vacations ranging from an exciting safari to a rained-out day at the beach.
Once everyone reaches the end of the game at retirement, everyone pays their debts and adds up their wealth. The player with the most money at the end of the game wins!
List Price: NA
8. Zapped Edition
Description: With The Game of Life Zapped Edition, you can enjoy a whole new way to play the classic family game using both the physical gameboard and your iPad – together! (iPad required, not included.)
Spin the virtual spinner on your iPad, move your car around the board, then see your adventures brought to life on the iPad with exciting animations and mini games. Take risks, experience rich life events and laugh at the hilarious clips from America’s Funniest Home Videos.
It’s the game that celebrates life’s twists and turns – literally!
List Price: $27.99
9. 1st Edition Reproduction
Description: Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of “The Game Of Life” with this wonderful classic edition. Everything you adored about the original 1960 game will be found inside.
Good fortune is always around the corner. That’s LIFE. Contains sturdy bi-fold game board with plastic buildings and mountains, money pad, cards, stock and insurance certificates, 8 plastic cars, pink and blue people-pegs, number board, bankers trays and rules.
Two to six player game.
List Price: $34.99
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