THE GAME OF LIFE Classic Edition

 

Learning(i)

Classic game takes kids on an immersive, 3-D adventure.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

It's fairly easy to move between full board and immersive views, or concentrate on a few spaces to see where your next spin might land you. Keep things moving along by putting the computer's turn on fast-forward.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
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Language
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Consumerism
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Privacy & safety

The only multiplayer option is pass and play, which means kids can play only with on-premises pals.

 

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that THE GAME OF LIFE Classic Edition is basically the same fun board game they grew up with, only now with dazzling special effects. The only multiplayer option is pass and play, ensuring that kids play the game face-to-face with family or friends.

What kids can learn

Skills

Thinking & Reasoning

  • strategy

Responsibility & Ethics

  • fiscal responsibility
  • making wise decisions

What Kids Can Learn

While THE GAME OF LIFE Classic Edition shows kids a little bit about life choices and budgeting, we don't recommend it for learning.

What kids can learn

Skills

Thinking & Reasoning

  • strategy

Responsibility & Ethics

  • fiscal responsibility
  • making wise decisions

While THE GAME OF LIFE Classic Edition shows kids a little bit about life choices and budgeting, we don't recommend it for learning.

This Learning Rating review was written by Erin Wilkey Oh

What's it about?

Players choose to play solo against computer opponents or play with face-to-face friends in pass-and-play mode. Gameplay is nearly identical to the modern board game. Players attempt to amass more money and assets than their opponents as they move their game pieces around the board. They choose the college or career path to begin, then spin the wheel to land on game tiles with a range of life choices or circumstances such as pay raises, losing jobs, paying taxes, having children, and more.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

In THE GAME OF LIFE CLASSIC EDITION, a much-loved board game comes alive with beautiful animation and 3-D effects. Kids motor through lush 3-D landscapes of palm trees, buildings, and shimmering lagoons as they collect jobs, spouses, and babies. If the game seems to move too quickly at times, skipping some steps, that's because it is. You get to spin the wheel, but the CPU deals the cards. Some tactile pleasures of a board game just can't be duplicated.

Though the game has evolved quite a lot since its original release in 1860, it still presents a fairly traditional family structure and set of life choices. Depending on our own family structure and values, this may be something you want to address when playing THE GAME OF LIFE Classic Edition with your kids.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:$.99
Release date:December 9, 2010
Category:Board Games
Size:15.90 MB
Publisher:Electronic Arts
Version:1.1.27
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.0 or later

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  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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Kid, 10 years old August 23, 2010
age 7+
 

fun!

i play with my brothers all the time
Parent of a 17 year old Written byleng14 June 26, 2010
Teen, 13 years old Written bydr duck August 3, 2010
age 7+
 

Classic board game makes a priceless port to iPhone

I love it! Its so easy to play and never bores!

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