Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Family & Parenting
  3. Toys, Games & Gear

The Game of Life, family game night decisions lead to fun

See also

Family game night sparks laughter and fun. While electronic games offer the bling, classic board games give everyone a chance to converse, share and break away from the screen. Some days are good and others are struggles. Choices matter. Life has many twists and turns, but these choices are part of the fun in the Game of Life.

Hasbro's classic board game, The Game of Life, has been a family game night favorite. As your car travels along the path, players make decisions and have changes thrust upon them. Choose a career path or college life and collect your salary throughout the game. Following marriage and kids, should you buy a house? In between these decisions, action cards bring levity to the mundane. From making your opponent laugh to winning at a game of chance, these action cards can help fill your bank account.

Winning the game is simple. The player with the most money at the end of the game wins. Did you career decision help or hurt? Should you have sold your home at the right time? Just like real life, The Game of Life is all about the right decisions.

Playing the Game of Life on family game night is a great way to see how and why family members make choices. The younger set may not want to buy a house. While the older set is determined to have the best job. Usually, the most laughs come from the choice to have kids. Boys don't want girls and who wants a car full of babies. The laughter from an engaging board game can make a memorable event.

The Game of Life includes: Game board, 6 Plastic Pawns, Pink and Blue "People" pegs, 1 bridge, Label Sheet, 3 Mountains, 25 LIFE tiles, Banker's tray, 7 Buildings, 24 Spin to Win Tokens, Spin to Win Strip, Deck of 54 Cards, Spinner Base, Ring and Dial, Stack of Play Money, Bank Loan and Pay Raises and Instructions.

The game is intended for ages 9 and up. It is played with 2 to 4 players. The Game of Life by Hasbro retails for approximately $19.99.



  • Dan Savage
    Dan Savage cares about LGBT youth, bullying and saving lives
    Today's Buzz
  • Raku
    Teachers and students can use this summer to learn a new skill
    15 Photos
  • Beach body
    Fitness: Earn your beach body badge with bootcamp classes
    10 Photos
  • Greek wine
    Unwind with these delicious wines: The thrilling wines of Greece
    7 Photos
  • Mandy Moore
    Exclusive interview with Celebrity Mandy Moore concerning animal activism
    5 Photos
  • Educational family vacations
    Find out how to take an educational family vacation that doesn't break the bank
    9 Photos