THE GAME OF LIFE Classic Edition
What parents need to know
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
Thinking & Reasoning
Responsibility & Ethics
- making wise decisions
- fiscal responsibility
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'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?
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.